Thanks for trashing my Windows XP install

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by athos, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. athos

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    Awesome ... I went to run Parallels (the recent beta) and when it went to install it's tools, I could see the window say "unable to find OS" in the background, and now my XP is rendered completely useless, even via bootcamp.

    AWESOME!

    Thanks guys -- good stuff. I can't launch any of my normal VM's because I get told I don't have enough memory (which is crap) and then I trash my bootcamp partition as well.

    Goooooooood stuff.
     
  2. constant

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    Seems there is a little misunderstanding in place here.

    Beta = smart move to install in a test environment until proven.
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  3. hhwong

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    Someone shouldn't be beta testing software, i see....
     
  4. athos

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    I am fully aware it's beta -- my beef is that *nothing* is working. It's not just that the boot camp part happened, it's that it happened after a long string of failures. This is on a stock MacPro with a fresh OS installed and parallels instaleld along with it. I'll just stick with final releases, but even those don't work entirely (my smart card reader is not seen, as an example).

    I'll try VMWare too to see if it's better at this. I appreciate the speed at which this product is developing, but I don't feel I have ever received a "final" copy. So in my mind, the entire thing has been one prolonged beta.
     
  5. Uezi

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    But beware VMware Fusion is beta too ! And it will not work with bootcamp...

    I think the final versions of Parallels Desktop 2.0 were: 1848(.2), 1970.
    Every other versions are developer/alpha/beta or rc...
    Now were in the beta phase of 2.5...
     
  6. athos

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    Uezi -- I know they labled them final, but given the lack of support for just about every USB device I own, I never considered them "final." I kept the boot camp partition around for just one thing: RASing into work.
     
  7. dkp

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    Your part of the beta testing was brief but helpful. Revert now to the earlier versions you were using and recover your backup of everything. And thanks for helping.
     
  8. chrisj303

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    Beta 3 goes beyond beta, it's BROKEN full stop. Pure JUNK.
     
  9. GFBurke

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    Beta.
    Please think.
     
  10. CountZero

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    You are not the only testers here. Some people actually manage to get it working. In fact, I think there are more working users than non-working ones...
     
  11. chrisj303

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    Great, your really selling the dream there....:eek:
     
  12. Atomic_Fusion

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    backup before trying a BETA next time...
     
  13. CountZero

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    What dream? My non-Boot Camp XP install is working just fine. YMMV if you are using Boot Camp partition though.
     
  14. markintosh13

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    My FAT32 Bootcamp + Parallels VM works well. Coherence is nice.

    Not sure it likes "Pausing" the VM then sleeping an MBP though.
     
  15. Hugh Watkins

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    the only time an installation failed was when *I* made an error
    a clean istall of Beta3 is stable as old 1970 from July 2006


    some of us are asking for new fetures rather than bug fixes

    eg
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307397/EN-US/

    "DualView is an extension of the multiple-monitor feature in Microsoft Windows 2000. Some high-end display adapters, and many portable computers, support two interfaces to the same display adapter. In portable computers, this functionality involves the internal display and the external connector for a monitor or other display. DualView enables the two interfaces to display different outputs at the same time."

    which should give a more natural coherence mode


    Hugh W
     
  16. chrisj303

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    YMMV??

    What does that mean?
     
  17. Jisi

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