Over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to talk several times with Dave Taylor, a true Mac guru and the proprietor of AskDaveTaylor.com, one of the most useful Mac resource/support sites on the net. If you’ve got Mac questions, chances are Dave can answer it for you.
About two weeks ago, someone wrote Dave this query:
“I read through your splendid tutorial on installing Windows XP with Apple’s Boot Camp product but that’s not for me. I don’t want to have to reboot each time I want to try something out with a Windows app on my Mac. I’ve read about something called the Parallels Desktop and am hoping you can explain how to install it and how to use it so I can run Windows in parallel with Mac OS X? Thanks.”
Rather than simply write a one-liner back about our quick start guide or the Parallels technical support forum, Dave decided to do a complete walk-through of the process of using Parallels Desktop to install XP on a Mac.
As usuall, he did a hell of a job. Check out his write-up by following the link below; its a great supplement to the Parallels quick start guide and provides a good third-party perspective of how easy it is to get Parallels Desktop up and running on your Mac.
- How do I install Windows XP on my Mac with Parallels Desktop?, by Dave Taylor