running simultaneous XP installations

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by perls, May 3, 2007.

  1. perls


    i'm trying to run two instances of windows XP at once

    i can get them open and working just fine

    but then once I start opening programs (a pretty low intensity internet app), one of them grinds to a halt

    I've got a dual 2.66 mac pro with 4 GB of ram -- and I can see in the activity monitor that in total my processer usage isn't exceeding 60% and I've got at least an extra 1 GB of inactive ram... so I don't feel my computer is maxed out really

    anyone been able to do this successfully?
  2. unused_user_name


    Are they both reading from the same disk? Check your disk IO/sec and see if the disk is thrashing...

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