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Windows 8 on Parallels compatability with VB

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 on Parallels compatability with VB


    the excel under windows 8 running on parallels dont work

    they work fine under windows 7

    Any work a do's around?

    Cheers

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarab View Post
    the excel under windows 8 running on parallels dont work

    they work fine under windows 7

    Any work a do's around?
    Cheers


    Is this MS office, if so what version and how did you install it.

    Also is your W8 Guest a 64 or a 32 bit version. You can't install a 64 bit version of MS office on a 32 bit machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8


    Yes its Ms office

    Version 2010, installed on Parallels VM Ware on a Mac OS

    Its 32 bit office on a 32 bit windows installation

    Cheers Sarab
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarab View Post
    installed on Parallels VM Ware
    Parallels or VMware?

    They are two different companies.

    Can you tell us which version you use?

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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    Windows 8


    Parallels for windows
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  6. #6


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarab View Post
    Parallels for windows
    You said you're on a Mac, then you need Parallels for Mac.
    Windows host on Mac? Then you're on Bootcamp or something...

    For Windows: Parallels Workstation 6:
    Download Parallels Workstation

    For Mac OS X: Parallels Desktop 8:
    Download Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

    Well for Windows the latest version is 6.
    I'n no expert because I don't use Parallels (they are better on Mac than Windows I guess) but it's possible that newer updates can fix issues related to programs in the VM's.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarab View Post
    Parallels for windows
    You said you're on a Mac, then you need Parallels for Mac.
    Windows host on Mac? Then you're on Bootcamp or something...

    For Windows: Parallels Workstation 6:
    Download Parallels Workstation

    For Mac OS X: Parallels Desktop 8:
    Download Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

    Well for Windows the latest version is 6.
    I'n no expert because I don't use Parallels (they are better on Mac than Windows I guess) but it's possible that newer updates can fix issues related to programs in the VM's.
    Hi there
    C'mon guys
    the OP said he had problems with parallels so the link is irrelevant -- doesn't help the OP actually answer his question.

    I'm not trying to be horrible here but the OP said that Parallels was giving him problems so a link to a download for the product doesn't actually help him in any way whatsoever.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #8


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarab View Post
    Parallels for windows
    You said you're on a Mac, then you need Parallels for Mac.
    Windows host on Mac? Then you're on Bootcamp or something...

    For Windows: Parallels Workstation 6:
    Download Parallels Workstation

    For Mac OS X: Parallels Desktop 8:
    Download Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

    Well for Windows the latest version is 6.
    I'n no expert because I don't use Parallels (they are better on Mac than Windows I guess) but it's possible that newer updates can fix issues related to programs in the VM's.
    Hi there
    C'mon guys
    the OP said he had problems with parallels so the link is irrelevant -- doesn't help the OP actually answer his question.

    I'm not trying to be horrible here but the OP said that Parallels was giving him problems so a link to a download for the product doesn't actually help him in any way whatsoever.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Ignore my links then.

    Just trying to check if OP uses latest versions.

    As you might know Jimbo, even minor updates can fix stability, and as we (mostly) are VMware users, Parallels is not our specialty.

    But we still try to help here.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    does it not start at all, or is it starting and just not functioning ,opening file ect .if its just not functioning ,make sure the file you are trying to use are stored in win8 and not in mac .

    found that answer with google[it was in reference to excel macros] .actually know nothing about Parallels

    also seems like its a good idea to make sure you have the latest version when upgrading to win8 with parallels.
    KB Parallels
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