I have the Windows XP ISO file... now how do I launch Windows in Parallels?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by drew1733, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. drew1733

    drew1733 Bit poster

    Hey all-

    So I've read the manuals, and have tried mounting the ISO image to parallels, but I am simply not able to get the installation of Windows of work. To recap, I have the ISO file of Windows XP and the serial code, but do not know where to go from here to use Windows on my Macbook.

    I have tried a custom set-up where I tried selecting the ISO file to mount, but nothing happened.

    Any tips?

  2. ehurtley

    ehurtley Member

    Why don't you just use the actual install CD? It's easier than trying to use an ISO.

    But, either way, if you have the 'disc' mounted (either ISO or physical CD,) when you run the Virtual Machine, it should 'boot' from the disc, and start the XP install process.
  3. darkone

    darkone Forum Maven

    sounds to me like the iso you have isnt bootable... that'll make installing from it, difficult.

    burn it to a cd and try booting a real pc using it.. if that works you probably have a setting in the Booting options of parallels set incorrectly.
  4. DorianD2

    DorianD2 Bit poster

    (i need to get windows xp on my mac)

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