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WinXPsp2 in Parallels

09/19/06 | by JAdP | Categories: Computers and Internet

In and amongst the normal work, Clarise and I installed Parallels on Vate, and then added the first Guest OS, WindowsXP with SP 2, well actually, Windows XP with SP1 and then many updates to get to the point where we could update it to SP2 - and the first program we installed was TrendMicro PC-cillin. :p And right now, and for the next few hours, my files are coming over from my lastest dead Dell with no more video to the new MacBookPro17. They'll reside in a Parallels Shared Folder, allowing access from either the MacOSX or WindowsXPsp2. The next Guest OS will be SLED10, but that's for another day.

Parallels is pretty amazing, though I must admit to some trepidation when the familiar Windows blue screen [of installation] appeared in a window in my Mac, and even downright fear when the installation process said it would be formatting the hard drive with NTFS. But all went amazingly well, and amazingly quickly.

Very cool.

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