MacBook (non-Pro)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Leauki, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Leauki

    Leauki

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    Does anybody have experience with running Parallels Desktop on a (non-Pro) MacBook?

    Can it run Vista (I don't need fancy graphics)?

    How much memory can a MacBook take?
     
  2. Leauki

    Leauki

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    Seriously, does nobody know anything about Parallels on a MacBook???
     
  3. pewe

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    I can assure you that it works just fine on a MacBook (Core Duo 1,8 in my case). I had to upgrade the memory from 512 MB to 2 GB, and it works like a charme. 512 MB is definitly not enough. I tried it with 1 GB, that was ok, but with 2 GB it feels more smoothly.

    I use it very often with XP on a second monitor in fullscreen mode with a windows keyboard and mouse. That way it is easy to forget that you are using a vm.

    I am using XP SP2, no bootcamp. I tried bootcamp in a vm, and it seemed to be running well, but I decided that I don't need it. I can't say anything about vista, I haven't tried it.
     
  4. Leauki

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    Thanks, but I am more worried about Vista running on Parallels running on a MacBook. I figured Windows XP/Parallels/MacBook would not be a problem. (But thanks for the confirmation!)

    Anybody run Vista/Parallels/MacBook?
     
  5. tomwojeck

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    Running Vista

    I have a macbook with 2 gb or ram and was able to load vista into parallels without much trouble. I would recommend giving at least 1 gb of ram to the VM.

    I haven't done much with it other than play around, but it does seem to work OK.
     
  6. levo

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    winxp sp2 works like a charm on my macbook. I have 2 gb ram.

    Vista also works, bu vvvveeeeeerrrrryyyyyyyy slooooooow. despite 1024mb allocated memory. I have shut-down problems with vista though. I have to stop the vm every time.
     
  7. Leauki

    Leauki

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    tomwojeck: Thanks.

    levo: Is that with the lowest possible graphics effects settings (i.e. looking like XP)?
     

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