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How to Install Windows XP PRO on MAC OS X with PARALLELS ?

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It should be Windows XP PRO 64 bit SP2 (or at least XP PRO 32bit SP3 if x64 is not possible), on a MAC BOOK PRO with OS X 10,  using only the PARALLELS method...

The computer specs are the following:

MAC BOOK PRO (around 2 or 3 years old...) (Model 8.1 ?)
Mac OS X version 10.6.8
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Boot Rom Version: MBP91.0047.B27


This is a follow up question from this other:
Install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a MacBook Pro OS X

In this question, if possible, i would like very detailed instructions, step by step (if you consider is needed) or a good reliable link with information on how to do this installation.

Thanks,

unrinoceronte
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Please also let me know what STEPS should i take before proceeding with this installation... I guess something that i have to do besides backing up my files...
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When you install parallels you don't need to back-up your files. Even when you install bootcamp you don't need to backup them ;-).

You won't be formatting your hard drive. If you install parallels, you open de .dmg and run the installer. No fancy steps or really hard to understand steps.

When Parallels is installed (goes really quick). You need to have an .iso or CD of your windows OS. You need to create a new virtual machine and place the CD or .iso in the CD drive so Windows can be installed.

Below you'll find a link of parallels, here they say how you install parallels itself and Windows:
http://kb.parallels.com/en/114623
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Thanks Xaelian, i will go with the BOOTCAMP method on this time, but this will be iuseful in the future if i decide to try out parallels

Perhaps when i dont need to use this computer anymore for 3D rendering, it could be more usefull the Parallels method since this is my girlfriends laptop...
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