Upgrading to Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by mvanhorn, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mvanhorn

    mvanhorn

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    I have searched the forum, and no one seems to have had this same problem, and I haven't been able to figure it out.

    I have a VM running XP, and I follow the instructions found here http://kb.parallels.com/en/5023, but the wizard never starts and there are never any instructions that appear. After selecting "Prepare Windows Vista Upgrade" from the menu, the VM does start automatically, but it just starts normally, and the Vista install never begins.

    Can someone please explain in more detail what the "Prepare Windows Vista Upgrade" actually does? For me, it doesn't seem to do anything other than start the VM.

    Thanks!

    Mike VanHorn
     
  2. bomberaia

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    Some Vista's will not upgrade. You have to do a clean install. You need the Business version and up to upgrade.
     
  3. mvanhorn

    mvanhorn

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    I am trying to use Vista Enterprise Edition; that's "above" business, right?

    Anyway, the problem seems to be (at least, it seems this way to me) that I select "Prepare Windows Vista Upgrade" and nothing special seems to happen.

    Mike VanHorn
     
  4. jackybe67

    jackybe67 Kilo Poster

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    You have to select NEW and install Vista. You will have 2 vm which you can choose from.

    That is if you have a full cd off vista and not an upgrade....
     
  5. mvanhorn

    mvanhorn

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    Can you please clarify those instructions? Where do I select NEW? Is this supposed to happen after I select "Prepare Windows Vista Upgrade"?

    Also, I have a "full CD off vista", not an upgrade-only disc.
     
  6. jackybe67

    jackybe67 Kilo Poster

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    Start parallels, select now new in menubar. From there you can install vista
     

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  7. mvanhorn

    mvanhorn

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    Apparently, I'm not explaining myself clearly. I don't want to create a new VM with Vista on it. I want to upgrade an existing VM with XP to Vista. According to the Parallels documentation, I should choose "Prepare Windows Vista Upgrade" from the menu and something "magic" will happen, but this doesn't seem to do *anything*.
     
  8. Hugh Watkins

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    honestly why Vista?

    what will you gain?

    best clone your VM and play with a spare copy keepig WinXP Sp2 intact

    have you run the MS Utilty about Vista ready?

    Hugh W
     
  9. mvanhorn

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    I just want to learn Vista. I need to support it, so I figure I had better at least learn to use it.

    That's what I'm doing.

    Yes. It said the video card wouldn't work. which I know is wrong, because I have Vista running in a VM already, which wasn't an upgrade but a clean install, and the video is fine.

    Mike VanHorn
     
  10. jd300

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    will it support windows vista ultimate edition
     

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