1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10
       22 Oct 2014 #1

    Parallels


    I've got a Core i7 Mac Mini, I installed Parallels on it and Windows 8.1 from Bootcamp. I installed Chrome on Parallels but would also like to try Windows 10 on it. Would that interfere with 8.1 or are they completely separate, does anyone know. I don't want to trash 8.1 if I can help it.

    I've already got Windows 10 running on another couple of PCs but thought I'd like to see how it goes on my little Mac.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 658
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       22 Oct 2014 #2

    Parallels is a virtualization platform. You should be able to create a VM for Win 10 that is completely separate from the VM for Win 8.1 or Chrome. You may not be able to run all of them at the same time but you should be able to set them up and run them individually.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       22 Oct 2014 #3

    Right, as you have noted in your use Parallels is opened first then any OS can be installed within that window. Not opening a particular OS shouldn't affect opening a different one. I have VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Pro.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10
       22 Oct 2014 #4

    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go, I just want to see which runs better in a VM, 8.1 or 10.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
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       23 Oct 2014 #5

    I installed TP in my bootcamp partition with no issues (upgraded 8.1 actually).

    You could install TP in parallels or (depending which partition you have space in) install it as a Hyper-V VM running under 8.1. There is a good tutorial here which will work at 8.1 as well Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       23 Oct 2014 #6

    adamf said: View Post
    I installed TP in my bootcamp partition with no issues (upgraded 8.1 actually).

    You could install TP in parallels or (depending which partition you have space in) install it as a Hyper-V VM running under 8.1. There is a good tutorial here which will work at 8.1 as well Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10
    Hi, I've got 8.1 in Bootcamp and used that in Parallels as well, I didn't really want to risk upgrading it to 10, so I just downloaded and installed through parallels. So now I've got 8.1 in Bootcamp and 8.1, TP and Crome in Parallels, the poor little Mac is struggling a bit, but it's all working.
    I might give Hyper V a shot later, thanks for the link.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       23 Oct 2014 #7

    I wouldn't try running Hyper-V from your TP running in Parallels. That's running a VM from within a VM. The mini would definitely struggle with that.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       23 Oct 2014 #8

    strollin said: View Post
    I wouldn't try running Hyper-V from your TP running in Parallels. That's running a VM from within a VM. The mini would definitely struggle with that.
    Fair enough, the poor little thing is already struggling, but I've got a couple of other PCs I can try it on, I'm starting to like this virtualisation thing, don't know why I haven't tried it before.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Oct 2014 #9

    Just for the records, I'm running Windows XP Mode in Virtual PC on a Windows 7 Ultimate vm running in Hyper-V on Windows 10 laptop, no issues as long as the RAM is correctly assigned. I gave the Hyper-V Windows 7 vm 3 GB and from that 1 GB to XP Mode in Windows 7, leaving 3 of my total 6 GB for host itself .
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