better housekeepingAsking for a second Activation - Parallels Support Forum
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
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Check for and remove viruses and spyware
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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
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