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How do I create a custom keyboard for Windows 8? Difficulty: Parallels.

I need to create a custom keyboard for Windows 8, which I'm running in a Bootcamp partition with Parallels. Microsoft Keyboard Creator doesn't work (some people claim it does despite not being supported, but it didn't work for me.) [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Jun 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Help needed with nvidia works with Parallels Desktop 9 in MS Windows 8.1

I have an Apple MacBook Pro Retina display with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M I use Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and I installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with success, however windows does not recognize that I have nvidia installed in my system. My question is: How to let Parallels Desktop 9 to enable NVIDIA work in windows 8.1 pro? If it does not support it, what other tools or software to make nvidia work in windows 8.1 pro? Thank you.
posted by omaralareefi on Nov 13, 2013 - 8 answers

What are the gotchas of triple booting a current-gen Mac?

I'm about to buy a new MacBook Pro and there's only one thing I want to do when I first get it: "Ultimate" Triple Booting. But those instructions pre-date the OS X recovery partition introduced in 10.7 Lion. What do I need to know to get this working on 2013 hardware? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Third party Plesk/Parallels Server Administration

Our VPS webhost was acquired by a larger firm, and slowly moved from managed hosting to unmanaged hosting. Our Plesk/Parallels server was compromised last night. In order to get it back online, I had to backup the old server, then have it wiped/reset. I'm looking for a third party server administrator to help move email files from the backup to the accounts on the reinstalled server. [more inside]
posted by bullitt 5 on May 16, 2013 - 2 answers

I want to install Windows XP on my Mac using Parallels, but I am Failing

Dell says I can't use my OS disks to install Windows on my Mac. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Mar 31, 2013 - 7 answers

IE6 on a Mac?

What is the best way to run IE6, 7, 8, and 9 on a 2010 iMac for web design and testing purposes? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Dec 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Windows on a Mac in the real world?

I can't choose between Mac and Windows so I guess I should use both... Are you happy using windows on your Mac machine? [more inside]
posted by autocol on Sep 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Want separate desktop on Virtual Machine

Question. I upgraded to Parallels 5.0 to run a Windows Virtual machine on my Macbook. The problem is that icons on the Windows desktop show up on the Mac desktop and vice versa. How can I set up Parallels so that both desktops are separate identities that don't impact each other?
posted by hdh on Nov 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Windows for Cheap!

Macfilter: Cheapest way to get my mac up running either xp or vista? Shelling out over $100 for windows just seems a little ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me save the boot record on this VM!

FixMBR, Fixboot, FixAnything and I can't get this Parallels partition to boot up. Urgent advice needed from fellow Mefites! [more inside]
posted by genial on Nov 21, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I get Kubuntu running under Parallels on my Mac to see the internet?

How do I get Kubuntu running under Parallels on my Mac to see the internet? [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 27, 2008 - 4 answers

get IE7 to play nice...

How to get EXPLORER 7 to open ? [more inside]
posted by dawdle on Jun 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Dual-boot Mac: which version of MSOffice, 2007 or 2008?

Dual-Boot Macbook; OSX (home)/ Windows (work). Need MS Office on both without rebooting. Office 2007 on the Windows partition + Parallels seems to make the most sense. Anything I should know about? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on May 29, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I use my apple remote through parallels?

how can i use my apple remote in parallels? [more inside]
posted by camdan on May 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Virtualized Network Problems

I'm having network problems with virtualized systems. I have Macs runnig OsX 10.4 with Parallels running XP. At random times, the network fails...kinda [more inside]
posted by nivekraz on Mar 28, 2008 - 9 answers

MacPro for a Windows User

MacPro for a Windows User: Please help me plan my new MacPro that can ease me from my Windowsean ways and meet my eccentric needs about dual-booting and hardware disk mirroring. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on Mar 17, 2008 - 15 answers

I'm a Penguin, She's a Fruit

Parallels and networking.... am I wrong in how I _think_ it should work? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Feb 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Run Mac OSX on Windows?

Any way to easily run Mac OSX on Windows? [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Feb 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Parallels Vs. VMware Fusion

I'm looking at purchasing a MacBook Pro for my job at a non-profit. I do web design and IT (as well as Accounting, which is what I'll need to keep running Windows XP for, and Outlook for the Exchange server). I'll install Bootcamp for XP, but much of the time, I will not want to reboot into XP. Would Parallels or VMware Fusion to a better job of meeting my needs? Does either one do a better job of running off the Bootcamp partition? [more inside]
posted by mac-way on Dec 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Icewind Dale runs only in a window

I can't get Icewind Dale to run in full screen on Windows XP (SP2). This is on a Macbook running Parallels. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Nov 18, 2007 - 1 answer

Running Windows on my space-constrained Macbook

I need some help with running Windows on my Mac. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Nov 4, 2007 - 7 answers

Migrate xp from boot camp on one computer to parallels on another?

How do I migrate a boot camp xp partition on one computer to another computer with parallels installed? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Oct 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Must have Windows apps for Macbook user.

I just installed Parallels on my Macbook for a 15 day trial. Before I decide to shell out at the end of the trial period, can anyone suggest any "must have" windows apps (must have as in there is no os x comparator) that make it worthwhile?
posted by modernnomad on Aug 25, 2007 - 23 answers

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Migrate existing xp setup to new imac

So now that the new imacs have arrived, it's time to sell my old imac and my boyfriend's old pc and use the new imac. I've figured out that we need Parallels and can use Transporter to bring in the necessary pc programs/copy of xp. These are the steps I think I need to do to get the pc stuff working (the mac stuff looks like a cinch): [more inside]
posted by jules1651 on Aug 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Laptops: Apple MacBook Pro versus Sony Vaio/Dell/Toshiba. Please help me choose.

It's time for a new laptop. I have very strong thoughts on this subject, but I need your help, suggestions, and guidance. [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Jun 7, 2007 - 29 answers

How to get my old copy of XP to work on a new Mac?

When I buy my new 24" imac, should I keep my PC and use it as a server, buy a hard drive enclosure, or just scrap my old PC? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Mar 13, 2007 - 12 answers

How to safely run Windows on a Mac?

What do I need to know in order to safely run Windows on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by raf on Feb 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Installing Bootcamp after installing Parallels

I'm running Parallels; I need to install Bootcamp. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 16, 2007 - 9 answers

"Windows gaming on Mac" website?

Is there a website that reviews Windows games for Mac users? [more inside]
posted by danb on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

How to use my accelerometer w/ Parallels

I just got a new Macbook with Parallels and Windows XP pre-installed. I knew of someone who utilized the accelerometer to be able to flip between OSX and Windows by a slap of the side of the screen. How can I set this up on my MacBook?
posted by pelican on Dec 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Comprehensive XP -> Parallels migration

What's the most efficient way to transfer an entire functioning Windows XP PC to my new Mac running Parallels? [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Oct 20, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I install a PC game on MacBook Pro running Parallels?

Has anyone successfully installed CivIII or Age of Empires on a MacBook Pro running Win XP SP2 over Parallels? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on May 14, 2006 - 2 answers

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