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  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 (25,865 points)

    ok, so you have a virtual machine program.  You realize you need a windows install disk..correct?  Do you have one?

  • da86 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shootist007 wrote:

    Ok now we need to know whether you want to install it in a Boot Camp partition or use a Virtual Machine software program.

    Sorry but i dont know what is the Boot camp partition...where can i find information about it ?

  • da86 Level 1 (0 points)

    shldr2thewheel wrote:

     

    ok, so you have a virtual machine program.  You realize you need a windows install disk..correct?  Do you have one?

    yaa i have one..now i need to chose one of the options : 7,XP,VISTA

  • eww Level 9 (52,980 points)
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 (25,865 points)

    well I dont know what you plan on using it for.  If you have programs that are only compatible up to a certain version of Windows.  If you are looking to start fresh, I would recommend the latest version, Win 7.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    Ok. you need to go to the Parallels website and get there help file and or look through there knowledge base for instructions.

     

     

    Basically when it ask what version of Windows Select Windows 7. Then click Next/OK/Continue

     

    I suggest you allocate at least 40GBs as the Win 7b hard drive. You can always exapnd it and or created a second or third or forth virtual HDD if you need it.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    da86 wrote:

     

    Shootist007 wrote:

    Ok now we need to know whether you want to install it in a Boot Camp partition or use a Virtual Machine software program.

    Sorry but i dont know what is the Boot camp partition...where can i find information about it ?

    Forget everything I said about Boot Camp.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    da86 wrote:

     

    shldr2thewheel wrote:

     

    ok, so you have a virtual machine program.  You realize you need a windows install disk..correct?  Do you have one?

    yaa i have one..now i need to chose one of the options : 7,XP,VISTA

    Chose 7

  • da86 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you guys for your support ...

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    da86 wrote:

     

    Thank you guys for your support ...

    You are welcome.

     

    Good Luck.

  • da86 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm stuck it is say's :

    There is no operating system installed in this virtual machine. Please insert an operating system installation CD into the optical drive of your Mac and restart the virtual machine.

     

    i dont know what to do ...

  • da86 Level 1 (0 points)

    i need your help ... where did you go ?

  • muhammadtayel Level 1 (5 points)

    xp its the best os windows, it runs fast and it has less issues than 7.

    yes, its old, but xp runs faster, and its much better than 7... and 7 is going to be old too with windows 8, so..

  • steve359 Level 6 (13,297 points)

    Others seem to have misinterpreted my statements.  I would like to clarify.

     

    I tried to present a balanced statement of XP vs 7.  I spoke of age with regards to both the number of patches needed after install (fact) and future support (fact).

     

    I did not debate the "installed size" of XP vs 7.

     

    I gave no recommendations that you "had to follow because I said so".

     

    I hope you can make the best decision for yourself based of what has been presented by all contributors.

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