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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, 3rd Edition by Joe Kissell

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Install Windows Under Parallels Desktop

To install Windows in the easiest possible way, use the mostly self-explanatory New Virtual Machine Assistant, as described in the following steps. (If you instead want to use your Boot Camp partition, skip ahead to Create a Virtual Machine from a Boot Camp Volume in Parallels)

  1. Launch Parallels Desktop (in /Applications/Parallels).

  2. Choose Help > Activate Product. Type or paste in your trial or permanent activation key, your name, and (optionally) your company name. Click Activate.

  3. The New Virtual Machine Assistant window may appear automatically; if not, choose File > New Virtual Machine. Click Continue to proceed past the introduction.

  4. When the Operating System Detection screen (Figure 7-1) appears, insert ...

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