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Ben to the rescue again - The March 2nd Ask Ben Anything for Parallels Users

Ask Ben Anything - Switching between Workstation and Desktop, Upgrading to Vista, Download Problems, Localized Builds

1) I have a doubt about Parallels, is possible to use disk image make with Parallels for Windows, in Parallels for Linux ?

Best Regards

Absolutely. All of our virtual machine formats are universal, meaning that you can move your VMs between Workstation and Desktop without any manual reconfiguration or setup. This is really handy if you're working on a desktop computer and need to work offsite on a "foreign" machine, since you're able to bring your VM with you. Try loading it on a flash drive or DVD (if its small), or a portable external drive (if its big).

2) How do I upgrade my XP machine to Vista? Is it even possible?

- Darla B.

Yes, it is. This is a feature that we introduced just before the final version of the update, in RC3. In the Parallels menu bar, click "actions", then click "Prepare for Vista Upgrade". Parallels will do some back-end reconfiguration that will enable you to upgrade from XP to Vista just like you would on a real PC.

3) I had issues downloading the Update yesterday. What's up?

- Anonymous

Our servers got hammered yesterday due to the crazy amount of interest in the Update. Everything its resolved now though, so you can hit the Main Desktop for Mac Download Page and get the new build right now. Just install it overtop of your current version.

4) Hallo from Germany! When will the German version of the Update be available for us?

- Jan E.

When a new release goes final, we immediately start localizing the build. Typically this is a pretty fast process, so expect localized builds for Germany (and everywhere else!) in a week or two.

Published Sunday, March 04, 2007 11:23 AM by David Marshall
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