Vista in Parallels

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by craigontour, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. craigontour

    craigontour

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    What versions of Vista will install in Parallels 3188 on MacBook Pro 2GHz with 3GB RAM?

    I have bought an OEM copy of Ultimate and it doesn't want to install.


    Any help much appreciated.

    Cheers
    C.
     
  2. Don Sullivan

    Don Sullivan Bit Poster

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    I've got the Business edition on mine on a 2GHz MacBook Pro, 2GB RAM and it works just fine. I end up using it a couple of times a day for some internal company apps that won't work with Safari or if I need Project or Visio.
     
  3. craigontour

    craigontour

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    Sorry, I forgot to add that Vista is 64-bit. Will that work at all / ever?
     
  4. ehurtley

    ehurtley

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    No. 64-bit will not work at present. Parallels is only a 32-bit application, so it only virtualizes a 32-bit processor.

    That also means that if you install a 64-bit version of Vista on Boot Camp (which is hard enough, considering Apple only provides 32-bit drivers,) you will *NOT* be able to use Parallels' Boot Camp option, even when they add it for Vista. (Much as you presently cannot for XP 64-bit, while you can for XP 32-bit.)

    I can confirm that Ultimate 32-bit Retail works just fine, though.
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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2007

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