Can't install Windows 10 on Parallels Desktop 14

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by BenN3, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. BenN3

    BenN3 Bit Poster

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    Infinite loop.

    I've searched and found several outdated articles mentioning Express installation on older versions. I don't get an express installation option on Parallels 14.

    Please help. A product should not be this frustrating I'm ready to give on on Parallels and switch to VMWare once and for all.
     

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  2. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi BenN3. Which installation media are you using to install Windows?
     
  3. BenN3

    BenN3 Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your quick reply:
    I am using en_windows_10_enterprise_n_x64_dvd_6852541.iso
    I have this on my macbook pro and it on an external SSD harddrive.

    Note that even when following the instructions here https://kb.parallels.com/en/4729 I never get the option to select or unselect express (step 5).
     

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  4. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi BenN3,
    Follow the steps below to install Windows manually.
    1. Start the virtual machine creation as mentioned in https://kb.parallels.com/4729 but when you are on the screen to select the ISO and continue to select "Locate Manually" then select "Continue without a source" then proceed to select Operating System.
    2. Choose the profile for your virtual machine.
    3. Give a name for the virtual machine and create. You will get a no boot screen.
    4. Use Actions (on Mac menu bar) > Stop.
    5. Now you can see the empty VM on Parallels Desktop Control Center.
    6. Now you can mount( https://kb.parallels.com/8638 ) the Windows 10 ISO and start the virtual machine which will start Windows installation manually.
    7. Don't enter Windows key during installation select "I don't have a key". You can complete the activation after the installation is complete.
    8. Install Parallels Tools (see http://kb.parallels.com/115835 for assistance).
     
  5. BenN3

    BenN3 Bit Poster

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    THIS WORKED THANKS!
     
  6. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Welcome! Glad to note it is sorted out. Please reach out again for any further queries.
     

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