Cannot install windows 10 on parallel desktop 13.0.1 pro

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by jean-francoisb, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. jean-francoisb

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    I tried many times to install windows 10 and it isn't working. I always have the message: windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installing.


    I searched on the forum. And I found something about unchecking the express installation. However on that version I cannot find that checkbox anywhere.

    I tried to install it with an image from Microsoft. I also tried with the Get Windows 10 From Microsoft option. I always have the message

    my version of parallels is 13.0.1 pro
    my version of mac os is Sierra(10.12.6)
     
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  2. kat

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    Hi, I just want to make sure you are following these instructions when installing/creating your vm.
     
  3. jean-francoisb

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    yes that is pretty much what I did.

    here is my hardware:
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    I also made other tests. the windows 10 development evaluation works.
    I also tried with boot camp and it also works(the import in parrallels works).

    Howevever I dont want to use bootcamp I want a real vm.
     
  4. kat

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    You created a vm using Parallels Windows 10 Evaluation copy? If this is correct, your .iso copy of windows 10 may be corrupted. I would re-download it. Then follow the install instructions, If this in not the case, download a new copy of Parallels from the link in instructions 1.
     
  5. jean-francoisb

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    unfortunatly it is not working. I even uninstalled parallels and reinstalled it with the link you provided. I tryed many time to redownload the image from installation assitant. I always delete the file Win10_1703_SingleLang_English_x64.iso to make sure it would download a fresh copy.

    yes I did a test with the evaluation copy(the one with visual studio) that one works. I also installed it with boot camp. it also worked. I can run my bootcamp partition on parallels. But when make a vm with parallels it is not working. I even tried to install it with the iso provided by amazon. And I have the same message.
     
  6. kat

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    I made you a pdf of how to create a vm and then install the operating system if you have any question please just ask . I will look to see if I can find a better explanation in the knowledge base
     

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  7. AlexandrosP

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    Hi I am facing the same issue as well. I have just bought parallels 13 and trying to install windows 10 (Tried both Home and Education edition) and i get the same message saying "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installing". I have followed the path explained above and that has worked for me. Many thanks.
     
  8. jean-francoisb

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    Try the pdf kat made in the last post. It worked for me.
    I think there is some bug in the version 13 or something like that.
    But the path suggested in the pdf is a workaround that worked with me
     
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  9. AlexandrosP

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    It worked for me as well. Good stuff.
     
  10. kat

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    Hi AlexandrosP and jean-francoisb, I am glad the work around worked for you.
     

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