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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Automated Installation

In VirtualBox, installing Windows involves three distinct steps: creating and configuring a new virtual machine; running the Windows installer (answering all the questions it poses along the way); and installing the VirtualBox drivers. In contrast, Parallels and Fusion both have a feature called New Virtual Machine Assistant, which combines these three steps into a single automated process.

The automated installation processes choose appropriate default settings for several options you'd otherwise have to ponder yourself, such as file system and networking type. They also let you enter information like your Windows product key and user name up front, so that the installer need not pester you with a series of questions while ...

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