So- It looks like Parallels Transporter is working

Posted by Jim - August 13th, 2009

-This is weird. I paid like a hundred and five Canadian dollars for Parallels desktop which allows you to run Windows on an Intel Mac. I had virtual PC before, but that doesn’t work on the mac. We tried to get Parallels to work with the operating system form Cathi’s laptop (she figured ‘Pro’ was more powerful than media center) We tried several times. it always gave us this error message, saying there wasn’t enough room on the destination disk, but we hadn’t told it there was a destination disk. It thought we should send and error message to microsoft. we told it what it could do with its error messages.

-I went to see my friend, (the one who told me about Parallels desktop to begin with, he uses it, he runs his business software on his iMac with it, so anyway-) & told him what was happening. I grumbled that I might have to shell out for a new windows disk and they weigh in at around one hundred and sixty Canadian bucks these days. He thought maybe something dumb happened when I installed the transporter agent on the computer to be transported into virtuality, and maybe I should uninstall and reinstall after having made danged sure the virus checking snarr was off. Yeah, that sounded like a possible plan.

-well, I haven’t gotten around to uninstalling and reinstalling (I mean, how much frustration can you volunteer yourself for in any one day…) And there I was, falling asleep at the keyboard when the computer we want to migrate ) the kids’ computer, the one with the media centre operating system, not the ‘pro’… made a funny noise, blacked out its screen and went to the sort of home page for my user profile over there? and there, sitting all by itself in the middle of the screen was an announcement, transporter agent was up and running, all by itself. there was another message down by their whatchamacallit line that said, “status changed”

-Woa- looked like angelic intervention to me (Michael the Archangel is supposed to specialize in making technological things work right. the last thing I said to him was, “Hey, I bet you get sick of people coming to you asking for help all the time.” I didn’t actually ask for anything, maybe he read my mind.

-or not-

but anyway migration is happening. looks like it might take all day, or even longer?

I think this began at like around 7:30 A.M. -It’s about 8:20 right now, there, 8:20, yup. and there’s maybe 5% of blue on the Progress line on the iMac…. Hmmmmmm-

I’ll let you know how long it takes, if I don’t pass out or something and totally miss the end time.

—Yawn, big happy smile-

—–Jim

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