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Locke out of Parallels Vista RRS feed

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  • I am having the same problem. Is there a solution ?? I assume that when you boot into Boot Camp it is running natively on the computer so Windows Vista thinks it is valid, but then when you load the same partition into the VM Parallels, Vista thinks it is a different unlisenced machine. Once you log in it automatially pops up sayign to re-insert the cd to re-install and there is only a close option. You click close and it logs you out. Plase advise. Thank you
    Sunday, September 23, 2007 6:04 PM

Answers

  • Hello Jonathan,

     

      Boot camp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/) and/or parallels (http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/). are not supported by Microsoft to host any Microsoft OS.

     

    From the Support Doc 897615 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615/en-us):

    Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

    Microsoft does not test or support Microsoft software running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.  For Microsoft customers who do not have a Premier-level support agreement, Microsoft will require the issue to be reproduced independently from the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software. Where the issue is confirmed to be unrelated to the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software, Microsoft will support its software in a manner that is consistent with support provided when that software is not running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.
     

     

      Although it is not supported by Microsoft, I do see that people have successfully done what you are attempting to do. My suggestion would be to follow the above Boot Camp or Parallels links and see if there are any support infomation available as well as search the internet for How Tos.

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager


     

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:12 PM

All replies

  • Hello Jonathan,

     

      Boot camp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/) and/or parallels (http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/). are not supported by Microsoft to host any Microsoft OS.

     

    From the Support Doc 897615 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615/en-us):

    Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

    Microsoft does not test or support Microsoft software running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.  For Microsoft customers who do not have a Premier-level support agreement, Microsoft will require the issue to be reproduced independently from the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software. Where the issue is confirmed to be unrelated to the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software, Microsoft will support its software in a manner that is consistent with support provided when that software is not running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.
     

     

      Although it is not supported by Microsoft, I do see that people have successfully done what you are attempting to do. My suggestion would be to follow the above Boot Camp or Parallels links and see if there are any support infomation available as well as search the internet for How Tos.

     

    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager


     

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:12 PM
  • It is a Microsoft-created problem and of course MS wants to kick the problem to someone else.  Typical.

    Monday, December 8, 2008 4:51 AM