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IT Help Needed ASAP please PARALLELS!

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Right I have a Macbook, and I have recently installed parallels with windows XP on it. I only done this to use the theory test, as can't find one for a Mac, everything seemed okay, until I wanted to get to the main screen on the game... and then it cuts out, shows a blue screen, something about memory ( which when I installed parallels it didn't ask me then) and shuts down, I have restarted Xp up about 6 times, to the same error sign continuously.
Secondly I have gone into configure and memory and changed it from 1284 ( or thereabouts) which it says is only suitable for using parallels with against my Mac, to around 1800 or something. It said it would slow my Mac down and XP, I wouldn't of minded, however this hasn't worked either!
I am having a major mare, changed the settings back to 1284 and thought I'd ask the most knowledgeable people there is- the hukd'ers!
Please only sensible answer's as I'm so stressed out with it now!
Thanks all
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
if you have a macbook, a proper one, why dont you use bootcamp? You will get much better performance.

Paralells/Fusion are good in some cases, but performance can be very poor, and maybe they don't support directx or your graphics card?
#2
vibeone
if you have a macbook, a proper one, why dont you use bootcamp? You will get much better performance.

Paralells/Fusion are good in some cases, but performance can be very poor, and maybe they don't support directx or your graphics card?


To be honest I'd rather just this was fixed, and now I have got parallels seems a shame not to use it!
#3
is XP running fine in parallels normally?

are you running the latest version?

have you tried VMware fusion....I find it much better

or as above try bootcamp
#4
I know everyone saying go for bootcamp but I have parallels now! I also dont want another rigmarole again.

Is bootcamp even free?
#5
*katie*;7534478
I know everyone saying go for bootcamp but I have parallels now! I also dont want another rigmarole again.

Is bootcamp even free?


yep its built into OSX
#6
boothy
is XP running fine in parallels normally?

are you running the latest version?

have you tried VMware fusion....I find it much better

or as above try bootcamp


Yes its been fine, however haven't used it for anything but this yet.

Its the latest version aswel!

I could scream it's that annoying!
banned#7
*katie*;7534448
To be honest I'd rather just this was fixed, and now I have got parallels seems a shame not to use it!


fair enough - but I don't really have a fix for you.

You will get better performance and much better compatibility with boot camp. boot camp is built into 10.6 btw. You don't pay for it.


fusion and paralels are software running on the operating system. boot camp is completely seperate to osx... tis just windows.

least you went for parallels which is much better than fusion in my opinion.
#8
*katie*;7534493
Yes its been fine, however haven't used it for anything but this yet.

Its the latest version aswel!

I could scream it's that annoying!


could be the graphics card is not suitable for the thing you want to do
#9
dcx_badass
I hope you didn't pay £60 for parallels when bootcamp is free and much better.

I'm sure most of us said use bootcamp when you asked about this originally.


Off my sister's boyfriend so no luckily!

Someone sent me the 'how to' for bootcamp the other day and it looks really long winded and things can go wrong, don't want the hassle.
Im so tempted to just buy another windows laptop lol
#10
vibeone
fair enough - but I don't really have a fix for you.

You will get better performance and much better compatibility with boot camp. boot camp is built into 10.6 btw. You don't pay for it.


fusion and paralels are software running on the operating system. boot camp is completely seperate to osx... tis just windows.

least you went for parallels which is much better than fusion in my opinion.


What do you mean ' built into 10.6'

I'm a newby to Macs!
banned#11
*katie*;7534517
What do you mean ' built into 10.6'

I'm a newby to Macs!


its built into the operating system, snow leopard, also known as 10.6 (or 10.6.2 being the latest)

its free.
#12
vibeone
its built into the operating system, snow leopard, also known as 10.6 (or 10.6.2 being the latest)

its free.


I don't have snow leopard. . .
#13
dcx_badass
Basically if you use bootcamp, you get a real copy of windows exactly the same as if you had a windows laptop, there would be no different between the two and you get Mac OSX aswell, it's literally like having two seperate laptops one windows and one mac, you choose which you want when starting up.


So even though I don't have snow leopard it's free? and do I use my copy of xp with it?

Also how do i get this cr*p off my laptop?:thumbsup:
#14
Here is the solution for that Blue Screen when you boot via Xp

When Start up Mac, press and hold the Alt key, and choose the XP to boot up, and then press F8 to choose a selection of Boot from the previous good configuration or something.

I had the same problem when trying to use the activation thing for my Vista on Mac.
#15
heovang
Here is the solution for that Blue Screen when you boot via Xp

When Start up Mac, press and hold the Alt key, and choose the XP to boot up, and then press F8 to choose a selection of Boot from the previous good configuration or something.

I had the same problem when trying to use the activation thing for my Vista on Mac.


ok im going to try.

I actually hate the thing now! thanks
#16
heovang
Here is the solution for that Blue Screen when you boot via Xp

When Start up Mac, press and hold the Alt key, and choose the XP to boot up, and then press F8 to choose a selection of Boot from the previous good configuration or something.

I had the same problem when trying to use the activation thing for my Vista on Mac.


There isn't a XP to boot into you.

Im using parallel's btw not bootcamp....thanks
#17
Is there not a compatibility mode in XP like there is in vista? Could changing some settings help

Go into xp, and find the actual icon for the program, then right click it and it should say something like compatibility. This may stop if from cocking up!
#18
Where is boot camp on my Mac?
#19
How did you install XP ? Boot from CD ? And then install on a partition of the HDD ?
#20
dcx_badass
Look at the post above yours, is that so difficult?


You need to go to SpecSaver !

Right I have a Macbook, and I have recently installed parallels with windows XP on it.
??? What is installed parallels ? It could be on a virtual platform, bootcamp of boot from XP cd and install it

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