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MacDSmith2
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Switch to Mac (No Installation Disks!) Reply with quote

I just received this from Parallels about not needing Windows XP installation disks when using their virtualization package "switch to mac" for $99:

Thank you for contacting Parallels Technical Support.

We understand that you need Switch to Mac version of Parallels Desktop.

We would like to inform you that you do not need any installation disk, as this software will help you to migrate. Please refer the link below for more information.

http://download.parallels.com/stm/docs/en/ReviewGuide.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VMware Fusion has the same feature. It involves hooking up your Mac to a real PC and migrating everything from it into a virtual machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
VMware Fusion has the same feature. It involves hooking up your Mac to a real PC and migrating everything from it into a virtual machine.


I am not too clued up on VMware Fusion as i a newbie and have only had my Mac Mini for approx. 1/2 weeks however using VMWare Infrastructure at work this process would be classed as VMotion.

VMotion will allow you to take a clone/carbon copy of your physical windows box and produces a virtual copy

You can imagine the fun times i have at work Laughing

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