View Full Version : Parallels 5 has now been officially released

4th November 2009, 09:49 PM
Upgrade price is around $60. Been testing the beta for a while and its bloody fast. Worth checking out for any Parallels 4 users out there.

4th November 2009, 10:22 PM
Any comparisons with the new VMware Fusion (3?) ???


5th November 2009, 04:59 AM
I'm running a MBP with Windows 7 currently running under bootcamp.
If I buy Parallels 5 will I need to format the disc and start again with installing Win 7 or does Parallels take care of all of that?

Yer, I know, probably a dumb question but...

5th November 2009, 09:55 AM
I just upgraded and low and behold, Defense Grid plays in my VM now! w00t!

This is the only game I own that is for PC and I used to have to boot into Bootcamp every time I wanted to play, but now it's running in my VM!

Love It !

5th November 2009, 10:03 AM
hmm, iv got parallels 4 and iv not been impressed with its stability - should i sink more money into it or jump ship to vmware

5th November 2009, 10:04 AM
I need to get a parallels. What is the cheapest way to get it?

5th November 2009, 06:16 PM
any more reports regarding how much faster Parallels 5 is?

The developers claim up to 5 times faster, but i am curious to know what people are experiencing in the real world. In particular i need to run Outlook on a new MBP 13".

David Turnedge
5th November 2009, 07:02 PM
I upgraded from 4 to 5 tonight. It seems faster but I am only on a 2GHZ MacBook (White) with 2GB memory, so Parallels has always struggled a little for me, especially when Time Machine is running. But it does seem faster.

The killer reason to upgrade (apart from the promised speed) is the Crystal view mode. Seemless. Truly invisible. The $60 upgrade fee is worth it for Crystal alone. Now you *can* run Windows (XP, 7) on your Mac but keep all but the app totally hidden.

Very impressed.

5th November 2009, 07:02 PM
I've got Parallels 4... haven't been greatly impressed... but I'm going to go with 5...

I hope MissionMan is right...

5th November 2009, 07:46 PM
Ok, that's a little bit of a freakout... First x3 starts of Bootcamp WinXP caused BSOD's in Parallels 5... :/

Trying Safe Mode...

Not good...
In Safe Mode, getting...

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5th November 2009, 07:47 PM
Haven't had a hassle with any of mine. Had a hassle with one of my VM's that didn't like the compacting thing that Parallels does but it was only one that had the issue and I just restored that one.

5th November 2009, 07:53 PM
I had massive slowness problems when I first upgraded. Quit and relaunched, no issues since. (Knock on wood.)

5th November 2009, 07:58 PM
I deleted the VM for the BootCamp partition, and created a new one.

That seems to have fixed it... *tap* *tap*

5th November 2009, 08:08 PM
I deleted the VM for the BootCamp partition, and created a new one.

That seems to have fixed it... *tap* *tap*

Let me know what you think of the speed and "crystal"

You still have to reinstall parallels tools but that more related to additional features.

5th November 2009, 09:00 PM
Do the Parallel Tools take a really long time to install?
It seems to have taken 10 mins so far, and is only on the Progress bar just after the "checking update files".


Edit: once again... I spoke too soon... It just finished. (still took ages though)

5th November 2009, 09:36 PM
Tried Crystal, and untried it straight away... It didn't work too nicely with Spaces (which I use all the time.

Plus there is stuff I need to do... so I'll probably try again later.

9th November 2009, 04:46 PM
Anyone know of any discount codes floating around for this, been looking at picking up a full version of 5.0 and wouldn't mind saving a few $$ :)

10th November 2009, 11:12 PM
Sweet..bout time. Getting sick of Vmware anyhow. How smoothly does v5 run?
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