what to use to activate Win 7 running over parallels (MAC)?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cheni123, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. cheni123

    cheni123 MDL Novice

    Jun 11, 2010

    what is the recommanded tool to activate Win 7 running over Parallels (MAC)?

  2. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

    Sep 4, 2009
    Since parralels is a virtual machine you should be good with any methods found here on the forums, except a real biosmod isn't possible because the vm doesn't see the real bios (efi with macs) but rather uses a virtual bios from parralels. Maybe it's possible to place a slic into parralels' virtual bios like it can be done with vmware, that would be preferable over a loader and all other cracks.
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    NO way to (as yet) mod Parallels BIOS (it is a very odd thing!, not a real BIOS like Vmware etc)

    I found that secr9tos ODIN (or even its older version) is good, and also old cd-slic ldr converted by me to a floppy image

    Plus any other loader method

  4. hofftheman

    hofftheman MDL Novice

    Feb 8, 2011
    #4 hofftheman, Feb 8, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
    Excuse me for the NOOB question, but how exactly do we get this to work? From what I've read, it sounds like we would set Parallels to use the floppy image above as the "Floppy Drive", set the boot order to 1) Floppy Drive, 2) Hard Drive, and then let it do it's thing. I must be missing a step because I've done this but activation is not happening. I'm using Parallels 6. Thanks for the great work and thanks for any advice!​

    EDIT: Nevermind the above, I got this to work perfectly just using the DAZ loader. Parallels makes you enter a Product ID code to install Windows 7, just use whatever one works to get you started and once installed, just run the DAZ loader and all is good.
  5. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

    Oct 29, 2007
    Are you sure you have to enter a code to install ? Vmware Fusion doesn't require a code.

    Haven't tried Parallels.
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  6. James Bond 007

    James Bond 007 MDL Novice

    Nov 16, 2010
    I use VMware Workstation running on Windows XP x64, and I use Windows Loader to activate Windows 7 installed in a virtual machine. I would imagine it is more or less the same on VMware Fusion/Parallels on a Mac (I use VMware Fusion on a Mac but I have not installed Windows 7 in that since my Mac does not have enough memory.).