Installed on Mac for XP/Can't install programs

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by brightbelt, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. brightbelt

    brightbelt

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    Hi,
    I just got a new Macbook (OS 10.4.10) and installed Parallels 3.0 so I could run XP Pro. I got XP running ok, but when I go into my Parallels/XP desktop, it won't read my CD-Rom drive correctly. No matter what CD or program I have in the Rom to install, 'My Computer' always shows Parallels Tools to be in the Rom drive. And I don't even own a disc for Parallels Tools!!

    Therefore, I can't install programs from a disc. Also, Acrobat Reader froze during its install (downloading) at 95% and I have no idea what's happening there.

    I've installed Parallels Tools several times in hopes that this would iron things out.

    I'd be grateful for some assistance; so far not much seems to work...

    Many Thanks,
     
  2. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    Start up Parallels and XP. On the dropdown OSX menu which is at the top of the screen when Parallels is in focus, click ACTIONS/INSTALL PARALLELS TOOLS.
     
  3. brightbelt

    brightbelt

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    Thanks, yes, as I said, I'd already installed Parallel Tools (several times). What I needed to do was to activate my Parallels menus (contr+ alt), choose 'Devices' and choose Default CD-Rom.

    Then I was able to use my Rom drive to install programs.

    Many Thanks, Frank B.
     

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