Re: Windows VM on Mac ?

Subject: Re: Windows VM on Mac ?
From: quills <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:07:53 -0500

VMWare also works well. I used it instead of Parallels.

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> On Apr 17, 2017, at 10:45 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>
> Finally, success. I should've just bought Parallels to begin with.
>
> After wasting hours and hours fighting with VirtualBox -- and never getting
> the Mac keyboard's numeric keypad to work, having constant window resizing
> issues, having lousy looking fonts in browser displays, and finding that
> installing the VirtualBox Guest Extensions, which are required to enable
> clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop between host and guest, destroys Windows
> (that is, it seems to install ok, but then the next time you go to boot,
> Windows must restore/repair itself) -- I installed Parallels, and everything
> just works. It even detected my wireless printer.
>
> And I've been amazed to receive quick (less than 2 minutes) callbacks from
> Microsoft the two times that I've had to call to get my Windows to
> (re)activate on the 2nd and 3rd tries I tried to create a new VM. (After the
> first VirtualBox fiasco, I figured I'd caused the issues by changing a lot
> of the Windows 10 defaults. So I junked that VM and started over. But of
> course the Windows server rightly said that I'd already activated my Windows
> 10 Pro license. The call center immediately fixed things for me. Then when I
> decided to try Parallels, of course I needed another reactivation.
>
> Moral of the story: don't ever try to save $80 at the expense of hours and
> hours of frustration. And although people are complaining about the yearly
> fee for Parallels, I have no issue with it. They have to constantly deal
> with changing conditions -- both Mac OS and Windows updates -- and how can
> they have a paid engineering team if customers don't pay!
>
> Fyi,
> And my advice is to not bother with VirtualBox!
> -Monique
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