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Parallels 3 doesn't work with Snow leopard (and Vista)

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  • Started 2 years ago by robydrew
  • Latest reply from jazkohli
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robydrew
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I have Vista set up on my Mac, and since upgrading to Snow Leopard, my Parallels (version3) no longer works. I have Bootcamp too, so Vista is partitioned off. I haven't had a need to use Vista as i can satisfy most needs on the Mac, but now I want to use Faststone, so I need to do it via Windows. Can someone help me with what to do to make Parallels work?

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hatryst
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We can try to make parallels work, but why use Faststone in the first place?
Mac OS X has the best alternative to it, Skitch, available on the Mac App Store for free
http://skitch.com/

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robydrew
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Thanks for the tip. I will look at skitch, but i'm still stuck with 30GB allocated to an instance of Vista that i can't use unless i boot up under bootcamp. Useless for me.

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hatryst
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I see... So what is our aim here, booting into the vista partition, or making vista work on Parallels?

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robydrew
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I would like to make vista work on Parallels. If i want to use windows, it's much easier to use another computer in the house. I want to know I can run windows software on my mac.

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hatryst
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Depending upon your situation, try an appropriate step from the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMVoFcxSCzI

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jazkohli
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Alternatively you can upgrade your Parallels software if you have purchased it. or search for the parallels 6.50 or 7.0 + edition on net. they work fine on snow leopard as well as OSX Lion

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