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Windows 7: Using Parallels on Mac

23 Apr 2010   #1

Mac OS X, Windows 7
 
 
Using Parallels on Mac

Hello!

I recently got a new mac, hoping to combine my old PC and Mac into one laptop. Here are the condition:

1. I am using MacBook Pro, OS X Snow Leopard
2. I have a copy of Windows 7 (x64). I got it through my college, and it was electronically downloaded (came as ".exe" file extension)
3. I have Parallels Desktop 5.0 for Mac

Question:
I simply can't install this .exe windows 7. It keeps asking me for CD/DVD or an image file of some sort. Is there any way I can install without using CD/DVD or this image file Parallels asks me? Any helps are really really appreciated it. Thank you so much in advance!

Cheers!

TK

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23 Apr 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TKTK View Post
Hello!

I recently got a new mac, hoping to combine my old PC and Mac into one laptop. Here are the condition:

1. I am using MacBook Pro, OS X Snow Leopard
2. I have a copy of Windows 7 (x64). I got it through my college, and it was electronically downloaded (came as ".exe" file extension)
3. I have Parallels Desktop 5.0 for Mac

Question:
I simply can't install this .exe windows 7. It keeps asking me for CD/DVD or an image file of some sort. Is there any way I can install without using CD/DVD or this image file Parallels asks me? Any helps are really really appreciated it. Thank you so much in advance!

Cheers!

TK
How big is the "exe" file??

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2010   #3

Mac OS X, Windows 7
 
 

Good point... 422KB, which seems way way too small... Hmmm... I suppose I will try to contact the administrator of the website I downloaded it from. But, let's say this was a real thing. Is there a way to open .exe file in mac to install Win 7?
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