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No i dont think it'll work. In XP the hard ware is simulated so its always sees a Realtek NIC. It piggy-backs off of what every is your default driver in OSX. You know what i did on my HP laptop, just switched to a broadcom Wireless card. Had to do a little work in Terminal but it worked.

Oh and i forget to mention i am running Parallels on my HP X86 laptop and bought parallels because it worked so well. 1Gig in it and 512mb dedicated to XP. Runs good as hell. Worth every penny especially after installing pd tweakr

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Parallels uses dummy devices that have a context in the host operating system... Windows XP in Parallels cannot see any of your system devices.

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Sup all i have a quick question, everything is fine so far, i was wondering if any of you have problems with the sharing part, i followed the guide that came with parallels but it is not working, when im in parallels i go to my network places, Entire network all i see is Microsoft windows network, nothing about the parallels Shared folder.. if somone could help it would be apprecialted :(


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Edit the options for the particular VM, open the part for Shared folders, then click the tiny + sign lower left just to the right of center (sounds weird). It took me a while to figure out that aspect of Parallels. Once I did that, then I was able to pick a folder (I chose Documents) and it shared just fine with no issues, but you've got to choose one to share obviously.

Hope this helps...
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well I tried Parallesl Desktop 1844 error after install then tried the beta 1848 the same...

has anyone running parallels on AMD Athlon 64 (x2) ?

if so - pls. help !

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I've installed Vista using parallels twice and both times I've been able to work with Vista (and it works quite nicely). However with both installs after a couple of boots Vista freezes at startup. I am able to boot to safe mode, but I can't figure out how to repair the install.
My thinking is that I should be able to repair the vista install with the DVD, but how do I boot using the DVD to give me this option?
OR...
Am I way off track...is there a better way to do this?

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Protege,
On your VM check boot options and change from HD first to CD/DVD first.
Im not sure repairing with the DVD will actually work, but it is surely worth the try.
All the best!

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Parallels has a strange behaviour with my Windows 2003 virtual machine: I deactivated "Show applications in Dock" in Parallels -> Preferences -> Appearance.
Afterwards closing application windows inside the virtual machine took a lot of time and consumed a lot of CPU resources (having the CPU monitor running alongside to fetch the impact).
Finally, I decided to activate the feature again. Windows close now with normal speed.

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Hi all!I'm a recent Mac convert, but I believe that I still need Windows. I have surfed through the web much searching for solutions to run Windows.I think that Parallels is more preferrable for me. I don't like the idea of dual-booting, but will certainly get Boot Camp. Actually, I also wonder how Boot Camp support works and what particular things for me does it provide?Well, and my question is, whether I can trust Parallels Desktop. It seems that the app is very reliable, due to some comments on the net, but still I would prefer to get some feedback from users before handing out my 80$.

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Well, and my question is, whether I can trust Parallels Desktop. It seems that the app is very reliable, due to some comments on the net, but still I would prefer to get some feedback from users before handing out my 80$.


Hello and welcome! :D I run Parallels Desktop for about month (not much but I already do have experience). I really enjoy it and have no problems with it. It has perfect interface, excellent usability. It doesn't drag my system. Moreover, it fully satisfies my needs and make my Mac 2 in 1 machine! :D I even run some PC-games thru Parallels. I use BootCamp also to run some games with high system requirements. BootCamp copes with it much better than Parallels but I'm sure they will adopt it for gaming soon.
If you decide to get Parallels Desktop don't miss the opportunity to get another apps in one package with Parallels Desktop! (but you will have to spend a little bit more on it, about $100) Check Parallels Desktop Premium Edition offer on their web-site.
Keep us informed about your decisions and actions! Will help you if there any questions on further steps!

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If you decide to get Parallels Desktop don't miss the opportunity to get another apps in one package with Parallels Desktop! (but you will have to spend a little bit more on it, about $100) Check Parallels Desktop Premium Edition offer on their web-site.
Keep us informed about your decisions and actions! Will help you if there any questions on further steps!


Wow!! THANK YOU for the info!! VERY useful. One question. Kaspeskiy, Disk Director Suite - I understand why i need them. And True Image ble-bla... what is it???

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I haven't investigated Acronis True Image Home yet but that is what they say on Parallels' official web-site...

Acronis True Image Home: To back up your entire Windows VM, including OS, software, settings and all. Choosing to keep or discard any changes made to your VM!



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I haven't investigated Acronis True Image Home yet but that is what they say on Parallels' official web-site...

ATIH is a good app. I like it.
This has been one of the best backing up pieces of software for me.
I got it with Parallels Premium a few months ago

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Well, In addition to the original thread topic, Id like to share my experiences. I was having some issues on my Dual Xeon Homebrew, as it was freezing every five seconds or so ( this is due to the mishandling of threads from one processor to the other apparently), but after a ton of researching it seems that the issue was resolved in build 5600. Just did a FRESH install of XP SP3 and All of the issues are resolved. For anyone that was getting the "Parallels IPI stat: rescheduled x cpus out of y" error, this should definitely fix you up.


Hope this helps some!!!

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