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    Hi all,


    Is it true that running Vista on parallels requires Vista Business or Ultimate?

    Cause i just bought a home premium Vista and figured out it doesnt support the cheap versions like home basic or home premium at all.

    Oh my god.

    Mark
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    Hi, I just did a bit of googling and found this:

    Update: We contacted Justin, and he said he ran into the same problems mentioned before, where the network doesn't run and neither does the Windows Experience Index. So this Vista on OSX/Parallels thing isn't quite perfect yet. Plus, you'll need a copy of the more-expensive Enterprise or Ultimate Editions to run it on Parallels legally—the Home Edition EULA doesn't allow virtualization.

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    According to the Vista EULA, you can only use the Enterprise/Ultimate for virtualization.

    TECHNICALLY, however, you should be able to install any version. Sure, it would be against the rules, but at least there isn't a technical limitation.

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    Vista on Parallels -

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    Now, I realize Business, Enterprise and Ulitmate are all good for parallels.
    Pls correct me if I am wrong as I am going to buy another Vista.

    I actually installed my Home Premium via Bootcamp perfectly fine without any problem. When I tried to install parallels, there should be an option to mirror my bootcamp paratition so that I dont have to install the Windows again.
    But the 'Use BootCamp' option was dimmed which was not selectable as an option. That I found out home premium is not supported by parallels.

    I am going to buy a new Business edition, pls verfiy if it is supoorted if anyone knows it for sure.

    Thanks a lot.

    Mark
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.16GZ 2MB Ram
    Macbook 13" 2.16GZ 2MB Ram

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