Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac and Windows Vista Boot Camp 1.3?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by flaiodanny, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. flaiodanny

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    Has anyone tried to use 3.0 and boot into Windows Vista? I cannot get it to work. I created the VM and Windows Vista boots up fine in Parallels, but once it has loaded and the welcome screen appears, the VM freezes and I cannot move the mouse, type, and everything stops (even the orange notification start bar boxes freeze).

    Can someone help? I think it may have something to do with the fact that BC 1.3 just came out today as did Parallels, so there is some incompatibility. I've been watching the area by the clock in windows, where icons of running programs go, and I think it freezes right when Boot Camp tries to load.
     
  2. alanh2856

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    Same issue! Right after it gets past the welcome screen it freezes. Any help out there?
     
  3. flaiodanny

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    I would try to remove Boot Camp and see if it boots right in Parallels, but then I won't be able to boot directly to Vista (I'm using Vista Business, BTW).

    Anymore people with the same problem?

    Update: I booted into Vista in Safe Mode and everything worked, so I think that it is a problem with Boot Camp 1.3 or one of the drivers that boot up due to BC.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2007
  4. dfozzati

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    same issue, ive tried everything. I suspect that bootcamp 3.0 is the problem
     
  5. iNfEk

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    yup same problem here as well. i posted my symptoms in another thread and someone lead me here.

    it's when parallels is attempting to install parallel tools is when the freezing occurs. I was able to use vista if I cancelled the installation.
     
  6. zhou Libo

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    I have the same problem and rather than that I can not connect to Interenet with PD3 and Vista BM1.2.
     
  7. flaiodanny

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    How do you cancel the installation of parallels tools?
     
  8. flaiodanny

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    I booted into safe mode and installed Parallels tools there, but when I boot into regular mode, it still freezes. Can someone from parallels help?
     
  9. meatlocker

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    Same issue with Vista. This is a nightmare. Clearly there is a compatibility issue between Bootcamp 1.3 and Parallels 3.0. How in the world did you guys let this go out the door before testing it? The Bootcamp announcement came hours before you posted the download for 3.0. You could have held off for a day or two to get the fix in and tested. Seriously, unbelievable.

    I will be requesting my refund today. Thank God Fusion Beta 4 is out.
     
  10. komer83

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    looks like i have the same problem.

    moving to fusion, it works, paralles doesnt...sorry dear developers, i wont buy your software.
     
  11. flaiodanny

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    Is parallels known for releasing quick bug fixing versions? If not, I may be requesting a refund too.
     
  12. VTMac

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    You've got to be kidding!! Hours?? You think they have someone whose job is to refresh the apple page so that something at Apple doesn't change hours before they release!?!?!?!

    You clearly have no clue about what goes into software development, and have expectations that are so far misaligned with reality that is nothing short of comedic.

    If you want to be peeved, but peeved with Apple for their archaic secrecy policies that prevent 3rd party software developers from getting any sort of heads up on impending changes so that they can ensure compatibility.

    I'm sure there will be a patch shortly, but to be po'ed because the Parallels magic 8 ball didn't tell them that Apple would be releasing a new version of Bootcamp today is just ridiculous.
     
  13. flaiodanny

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    As long as there is a patch within the next week, I'm happy.
     
  14. gooberdlx

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    I'm having the same issues... after Parallels incorrectly identified my Boot Camp partition as an XP install...
     
  15. meatlocker

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    ..............
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007
  16. meatlocker

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    Give me a break, fanboy. This is a company whose entire business model is predicated on what Apple releases and when. I assure you that there is indeed "someone who refreshes the Apple web page" or is more likely under NDA with Apple that there is an imminent release of Bootcamp coming.

    Now go back to playing WOW in your parent's basement and leave the software development to the grownups that do this for a living.
     
  17. fisherfrontier

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    Boot Camp 1.3 Drivers Causing Freeze Under Parallels?

    Same issue here. Downloaded and installed the Apple Boot Camp 1.3 drivers for Vista. Then downloaded and installed Parallels 3.0. Then, when starting up Vista within Parallels 3.0, Vista locks up right around the time that the Boot Camp drivers are loading within Vista. I get a few seconds of mouse movement and keyboard functionality before Vista locks up, after which Parallels continues to consume approximately 105% of my iMac's CPU.

    I'm guessing that this is something that the Parallels team will be able to overcome on their side; perhaps in a soon-to-be-released update?
     
  18. Ankou

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    We are investigating these problems currently, if any incompatibility with Parallels Desktop 3.0 and Bootcamp 1.3 will be confirmed - it will be fixed very soon with the next minor (free) update for Parallels Desktop 3.0. Any feedback from you with the details on reproducing the problems you are experiencing will be helpful to us on investigating such issues.
     
  19. VTMac

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    Fanboy?? Wow, that's really clever. And WOW and the writing code in parents basement .. sheer genius. How do you come with stuff? What street corner do you perform you act on??

    Exactly what grown up software development things have you done? Some little perl script haxies?? Perhaps a bit of php on lamp?
     
  20. Ammon

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    For me it seems to lock up when I see the "windows onecare" icon pop up in the tray, so I'm going to reboot into bootcamp and turn off onecare and see if that helps.
     

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