Should I upgrade to Vista from within Paralles?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by chuckf11, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. cstraughn

    cstraughn

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    Parallels team working on ACPI upgrade fix...

    Got word from them today, they are working on the problem and should have a fix soon.
     
  2. cstraughn

    cstraughn

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    ACPI Upgrade Workaround...

    Guys, I have a simple way to upgrade XP to Vista. Parallels is working on the fix, but until then here is all you need to do:

    1) Make sure you are using build 3150
    2) Set your Parallels OS to Vista
    3) Boot up to your XP SP2 OS
    4) From a CMD prompt, rename C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll to hal_std.dll
    5) From a CMD prompt, copy C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\halacpi.dll to C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll
    6) Uninstall Parallels Tools
    7) Reboot (XP may ask you to activate again - no need if you are upgrading to Vista)
    8) Let changes detect and complete (but cancel Found New Hardware), Reboot (again)
    8) Run Vista Setup/Upgrade Program
    9) Install Parallels Tools after Vista Upgrade is complete
    10) Kick-back and enjoy the wanna-be Mac OS called "Vista"
     

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