Sunday, March 30, 2008

better housekeeping

Asking for a second Activation - Parallels Support Forum
my answer:-

As soon as your VM is running check for registry errors

You may clean up your windows installation with the tools provided by Microsoft

"Check your PC health for free

Welcome to the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner. It’s a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.

Check for and remove viruses and spyware
Improve your PC's performance
Get rid of junk on your hard disk
Use the full service scan to check everything or customize your scan to meet your specific needs."

I go in from the windows live toolbar
MS says once a month

I do it each weekend
then I make a clean clone to an external hard disk FW800 La Cie and run the WinXP sp2 installed VM from there

please let us know how you get on with better housekeeping

Hugh W

registry errors - Google Search

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

printing screen with Mac OS

PrntScr key on Mac Keyboard? - Parallels Support Forum: "1) To capture the whole screen: COMMAND, SHIFT, 3

2) To capture a window, dock, menu bar, etc: COMMAND, SHIFT, 4, then press spacebar to choose.

3) To capture a selection: Same as 2 but don't press spacebar, instead click and drag mouse.

4) Go to Macintosh HD, Applications, Utilities, and click on Grab.

When you get a screen shot, it saves to the desktop as a PDF file and not to the clipboard.

Best regards,

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Key pad Doesn't work

10 Key Doesn't work - Parallels Support Forum
but it does if your press NumLock

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Apple keyboards and keyboard mapping in Windows XP

Boot Camp Beta: Apple keyboards and keyboard mapping in Windows XP: "a chart of keyboard functions specific to the Microsoft XP operating system, and equivalent key combinations as they are mapped to Apple keyboards by the Apple Keyboard Support driver."