Windows XP Update in Parallels

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by kos97866, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. kos97866

    kos97866 Bit poster

    Hello all,

    I have a Windows XP Pro Update edition, and I want to install it on my MacBook Pro. I can't use Boot Camp, because I need to be able to eject the cd. Can I use it in Parallels? I am assuming I can always eject the cd from Mac OS X, while I'm doing the installation within Parallels, right? I just don't want to buy it without knowing for sure.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. scotymac

    scotymac Junior Member

    yes, so long as you have available a full install cd with a previous MS operating system for it to confirm the upgrade process. See following thread...
  3. mac townsend

    mac townsend Bit poster

    Try this.

    Take your old (qualifying) copy of Windows and copy the windows folder from it onto the mac. Then when the upgrade asks for the old cd, redirect it to that folder.

    This, BTW is the easy way to handle Windows often inexplicable need for the origingal cd. Copy the necessaries to the HDD and tell it to look there.

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