No Go On Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by jbhbt7, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. jbhbt7

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    Trying to install XP Home sp1a on my mac pro. The XP install always hangs part way. What should I try?

    New to Parallels, using the trial version.
     
  2. darkone

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    does it hang at the same point ? Have you tried creating an image file of the cd and using that rather than the real cd..?
     
  3. jbhbt7

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    It usually hangs at the same spot, but has gotten past that point once and still froze. Will try an image.

     
  4. akadmon

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  5. jbhbt7

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    Was going to reply that creating a disk image did the trick since it went as far as saving settings. But while typing this reply it is stuck at 'saving settings' with 9 minutes to go.

    Got a 2.66 mac pro with the cheapie 7300 video card and a fw800 external drive, 2 GB ram purchased with the machine from Apple

    While typing this it appears to have completed after restarting the vm. Logging in now. So I'm at a loss to explain the problem. Definitely not ready to purchase until I can get more predictable results.



     
  6. jbhbt7

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    Well it boots but is not stable. Frequent reboots. SP2 ehh? Might give it a try. Or go buy a copy of vista.
     
  7. marc.heusser

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    Windows XP - SP2!

    Windows XP SP2 runs as stable as Windows goes. I'd save the money for Vista - get Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) instead, much more fun and technically much more advanced :) I expect some really useful stuff in there.
     
  8. stingerman

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    I had the same problem with an SP1 Install CD. Downloded an SP2 iso image and that resolved the problem. Thank goodness for bittorrent.
     
  9. jbhbt7

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    SP2 it is. Thanks.
     
  10. jbhbt7

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    Success

    Did another install without a problem. Amazed at how fast Parallels runs XP. Very cool.
     

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