Downloading Windows

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by MichaelG11, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. MichaelG11

    MichaelG11 Bit Poster

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    I have installed Parallels 11 and now want to download Windows 10 ISO on my Mac. I am unable to do so and am told I have the wrong operating system for the download. I have seen a tutorial on this site for downloading Windows but cannot now locate it. Can someone provide a link? Many thanks.
     
  2. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Hello MichaelG11, please click on this link to download Windows 10.iso
     
  3. MichaelG11

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    THe download is not happening.
     
  4. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Dear MichaelG11, Are you getting any error message while downloading installation file for Windows 10? Could you share a screenshot of the error message so that we could help!
     
  5. MichaelG11

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    Thanks, Paul. Unfortunately, I'm not at home, so I'm afraid this will have to wait for another time. The prompt I received when I attempted the download was that it might take several minutes and I shouldn't go back to the previous page. The pinwheel continued, longer than a few minutes. I eventually gave up and thought I'd try from scratch, but at that point I couldn't even get the pinwheel.
    Best,
    Michael
     
  6. MonikaJ

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    I'm having the same problem! I bought Windows 10 USB drive and it has been downloading for over 3 hours now -- pinwheel still going in the "operating systems found" screen. Any suggestions?
    Monika
     
  7. MichaelG11

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    I am on a 14-day trial with Parallels Desktop. For a new freelance gig, I need to download Windows. When I follow the Parallel prompts, I am taken to the Microsoft purchase site. But as with the Paralells software, I am not ready to BUY. I want to see how the two programs work together before making a purchase. I believe I can download an earlier version of Windows for free that will operate with the Parallels software, How can I do so by ignoring the Parallels prompt to BUY Windows?
     
  8. Coriton

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    Yes, it takes quite a long time because it's a huge iso image, takes several GB, and takes several hours to download, but it should work.
     
  9. Dhruba@Parallels

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    Hi Michael, try the test environments of Windows, refer to this article.
     

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