This software uses a file that is stored somewhere on your computer. It is located wherever you told it to go when Parallels and Windows was first installed.
It is a very large file.
The problem is that without Parallels running correctly, access to this file is pretty much not going to happen.
The file is not something that you can just open up, take a look inside and find the C:\ drive.
Possibly you best bet would be to call Parallels Tech Support and tell them what the problem is and how to cure it.
How can I find C:\ and retrieve Windows files from Parallels on a Mac?
Friday, 15 days before, I worked in Windows 7 using Parellels 5 on a Mac (Snow Leopard) desktop computer.
I don?t know what happened, but when next Monday I tried to get into Windows, I couldn?t do it. It gives the ?setup is starting?? on the Windows 7 wallpaper, and in the taskbar says that Parallels tools are not installed.
When I try to install the Parallel Tools I have to put some GB on the HDD, which is 64 GB, but I?m afraid that perhaps I lose some data, even if I don?t know for the time being, where is located this data.
Can somebody tell me where is my C:\ disk? And how I can find all my Windows partition, to copy what I don?t like to lose? Please!
I tried to put a new VM, with a new version of Windows 7 and as key I wrote xxxxx.xxxx?., and on the Windows desktop opens a window where is: ?The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key. Either remove the invalid key or provide a valid product key in the unattend answer file to proceed with Windows installation.?
I don?t know where these files are to change them. Also the old VM, does not open, and gives the same ?unattend answer? error.
iMac configuration :
4GB (two 2GB) memory
500GB hard drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 4670 with 256MB
Please Help.?Thank You.