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Which versions of Windows 7 will run under Parallels Desktop 8?


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#1 crazykaspar

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

I have just bought Parallels Desktop 8 and want to run Windows 7 on a VM.

 

Before I shell out for Windows 7, I want to make sure I'm buying a version which will run OK.

 

My iMac is running Mac OSX 10.8.2.

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

I have just bought Parallels Desktop 8 and want to run Windows 7 on a VM.
 
Before I shell out for Windows 7, I want to make sure I'm buying a version which will run OK.
 
My iMac is running Mac OSX 10.8.2.
 
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Any version should nominally run the same.

Pricer versions of Windows 7 just add things like BitLocker, ability to join a Domain, language support, backing up to a home network using the built-in backup function, and XP mode. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare#T1=tab01

XP Mode will not work at all: http://kb.parallels.com/en/113303

I don't believe that BitLocker will work either in Parallel.

So, unless you need to join a Domain or want to use the built-in backup function to backup to a home network or need multiple language support, I would say just get Home Premium.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

Thanks smax013,

 

Since I will need Japanese support, it looks as if I will have to spring for Ultimate.

 

One more question: will I be able to install my purchased copy of Windows on two machines (desktop and laptop)? I bought the dual-licence version of Parallels Desktop 8 and would like to run Windows on both physical machines. (Having to purchase two copies of Windows 7 Ultimate would make life quite pricey!)

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

Thanks smax013,

 

Since I will need Japanese support, it looks as if I will have to spring for Ultimate.

 

One more question: will I be able to install my purchased copy of Windows on two machines (desktop and laptop)? I bought the dual-licence version of Parallels Desktop 8 and would like to run Windows on both physical machines. (Having to purchase two copies of Windows 7 Ultimate would make life quite pricey!)

 

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Nope...one license, one computer.  So, you will need to buy two licenses of Windows.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

It is ok to run two versions of windows parallel...






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