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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Boot Camp
Authored by: kironin on Feb 15, '07 04:31:15PM
I had planned to do this for a while but I my VPC7 upgrade was always flaky and my VPC 6 was chugging along on my old 867 TiG4 well enough for me to use the one program I needed to run to work on XP SP1 for me to procrastinate hunting down a friend willing to lend me his PC. That program has been upgraded and now I really need SP2 with updated .NET framework at a decent speed on my macbook.

For anyone who has pracrastinated this long you might want to just call microsoft like I did and request a replacement disk of XP SP2. I was surprised. It was actually quite easy. Cost me a total $28 including shipping.

check here for the info on contacting MS

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=326246

phone numbers are about halfway down the page.



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Use Windows XP from Virtual PC with Parallels -- The Answer!
Authored by: SPritikin on Apr 22, '07 06:43:44PM
Here's the bummer of a problem that busts your high with your new intel duo mac.

The new intel core duo 2 mac will not run Virtual PC 7. Microsoft verifies this on their website.

Here's the upside! Do not buy a new Windows XP or Widows XP Pro if you already have it in Virtual PC 7. You can still use it!

I have found the answer of installing Windows XP Pro from Virtual PC 7 for Mac into Parallels. It's as simple as using Parallels "Transporter"which is part of Parallels Desktop For Mac. It's all about migration.

Whew, it has been a long haul. I appreciate all of the technical advice for Bootcamp, however nothing resolved the simple issue for Parallels and the intel mac.

Either you can use your old virtual pc document (windows XP Pro or whatever you called it) from your previous Mac (Power PC, G4) or create an entire new one to save space so you can burn it to a a DVD. If you do create a new one do not add the virtual pc additions that it will eventually ask during install & restart. You won't need them any way.

The Virtual PC file is in the folder Virtual PC List under documents.

Simple, here we go....

1. Burn the Virtual PC document file from your old Mac onto a DVD. Do not make a disc image. Just burn the file.

2. On the intel core duo 2 mac, import it via Parallels "Transporter."

3. It will ask you what type of file, just click continue.

4. Transporter will do all the rest.

5. Follow the simple prompts.

So simple. No problem importing either an old Virtual PC or a brand new Virtual PC into Parallels for the intel duo macbook pro, macbook...

This link with info helped me immensely to solve the puzzle:

http://www.innerexception.com/2007/02/using-parallels-transporter-to-migrate.html

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