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Running Parallels on Lion and Mountain Lion

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I have someone who has configured Parallels perfectly on Lion, and I hope to us that installation to guide me as I install Parallels on Mountain Lion.  Is there a difference I should be aware of?

This would be the latest version of Parallels.  The Lion version is backing up perfectly to Time Machine, using an increment backup.  My dislike of VMWare Fusion was that simply logging into Windows caused a subsequent Time Machine incremental backup to be a minimum of 45 GB since it was copying the entire Virtual disk.  But this Lion installation of Parallels backs up only what has changes, and will allow me to have small backups, and I will do them frequently as a result.


So please tell me if this Lion installation of Parallels would have the exact properties needed for Parallels on Mountain Lion.

Thanks!
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Hi again.

Parallels 7 works perfectly under Mac OS X 10.8. After upgrading to Mountain Lion, normally your Parallels application is still intact.
It can happen that when you open it, it gives you an error that it could not start. Then you need to download following .dmg (latest version of Parallels).

www.parallels.com/products/desktop/download/dr/
It will just reinstall Parallels, it won't affect VM's. But you said you will be installing the latest Parallels. Then I can just say, start installing it.

Just make sure you got the latest version and install it. If he gives you an error, use the link I provided and install that, then parallels will work.
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Before I install Parallels, I need to fully remove Fusion, right?  I have another post where I am getting help, since I think I did not remove it completely before upgrading to Mountain Lion.
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You can install parallels. It doesn't require uninstalling VMware fusion. But you may wait if you prefer.
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What install options would I be asked to set when I install Parallels?
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Only on which HD parallels needs to be installed. For the rest no install options.
After the installation you can finetune your installation with the settings when Parallels is run.

Some examples:
1. Share mac clipboard
2. Synchronize time with mac
3. Shared applications Mac <==> Windows
4. Shared profile Mac <===> Windows
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Thanks!
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