Running two instances of XP at once, one has no internet access

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by John Gibson, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. John Gibson

    John Gibson Bit poster

    Hi all,

    We use parallels for testing websites. I have a guy on staff who wants to have two instances of XP open at the same time, One with IE7 and one with IE8.

    When both are open, only one of the virtual machines can access the internet. I am wondering if it is because we made a copy of his windows XP Virtual enviornment?

    What do I need to do so this guy can switch back and forth and do his testing.


  2. Flagg

    Flagg Hunter

    John Gibson,

    It is because both of them have the same MAC address. Please regenerate one of them, this should provide internet connections to both VMs at the same time.

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