does reinstalling parallels need xp reactivation?

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by joemx, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. joemx

    joemx Junior Member

    Running off boot camp partition..

    Parallels suddenly hangs at boot

    "boot from hard drive..."

    or something similar..

    I have no seen any solution for this but to likely uninstall and reinstall parallels..
    Let me know if you have a solution...

    My boot camp partiion boots fine natively into windows xp..

    If I uninstall and reinstall parallels using the boot camp partition, am I going to have to call microsoft to validate again???


  2. macosnerd

    macosnerd Member

    I would have to say yes it would. but then the proof will be in the pudding, that is try it and see.
  3. soundevolution

    soundevolution Member

    Mine is now doing the same thing... I had an activation problem, so I reinstalled XP Pro SP2 completely using bootcamp. Now that's all fine, all my software back, installed updates, etc. All good.

    Now I make a new VM setting in Parallels to run in Bootcamp, and right after the Windows logo appears, the OS Window screen goes black, and that's it. :(

    Any other ideas?
  4. joemx

    joemx Junior Member

    your getting further than me.. That's all I know.. I can still boot natively so I don't want to screw anything up at the moment and have to end up reinstalling xp..

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