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September 12 2012 4 12 /09 /September /2012 03:36

The iPhone 5 will reportedly be available for pre-order two days after it is officially announced by Apple at a press event on September 12, according to the latest reports.

The tech giant is due to unveil its latest smartphone on September 12 in San Francisco and Geeky Gadgets claims a source has revealed eager fans will be able to order the phone 48 hours later.

It was originally thought customers could book their iPhone 5 on the same day it was announced and then pick it up on September 21 when it is expected to be released.

The website added it was unable to get specific price points for the new gadget but was told it would be similar in cost to the iPhone 4S.

The new Apple smartphone will reportedly have a larger 4-inch screen, a new 19-pin connector dock connector and come boxed with a pair of revamped classic white apple earphones.

Apple's policies for pre-orders of its popular iOS devices have varied over the years, with the iPhone 4S being scheduled for a 12:01 AM Pacific Time launch on the Friday following the media event, although Apple's pre-orders didn't actually begin until nearly 45 minutes after the appointed time.

Last month, iMore reported that pre-orders were scheduled to begin on the same day as the media event, with availability set for nine days later. An exact timeframe for the pre-order launch was not given in the report, but a same-day window likely pointed toward pre-orders going live soon after the event as the Apple online store comes back online.

MacRumors is now hearing that pre-orders may not begin tomorrow following the media event and that they may instead start on Friday morning in a scenario similar to last year's debut. We're hearing that certain portions of Apple's online sales support team are significantly increasing their staffing levels beginning at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, with a major surge for the initial shift beginning at that time and a sustained level of high staffing for at least the remainder of the day.

It is unclear whether pre-orders would begin immediately at the 6:00 AM shift start or some time shortly afterward, but these staffing levels suggest that customers may have to wait until the end of this week to pre-order their new iPhones for delivery a week later.

Artice Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/11/apple-staffing-up-for-iphone-5-pre-orders-beginning-on-morning-of-friday-september-14/

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September 11 2012 3 11 /09 /September /2012 03:25

Here comes the iPhone 5, but will October also see the introduction of a reinvented iMac? That’s what Apple watchers are hoping for as the company steams into a Christmas during which it hopes to set the bar for consumer electronics product design.

Where's the iMac?

The company will introduce its new smartphone this Wednesday during a special event in the US, alongside which it will also host a launch event in London, UK. The device is expected to ship by the end of the month -- and will also see the iPhone 3GS removed from sale, as the iPhones 4 and 4S are downgraded in the range.


However, in a living example of the growing challenge of finding advanced components in quantity, Apple’s plans for a new iMac have been subverted for months. Apple had been expected to introduce the new all-in-one desktop earlier this year, but this slipped into summer and, if we’re honest, we could be waiting until 2013. 


But that’s not what Digitimes is claiming this morning.


Digitimes?” I hear you say. “Can you rely on anything they say?” Probably not, but given the product hasn’t seen a significant improvement for over a year, the Apple iMac is clearly ready for an upgrade. This means Digitimes’ report must be taken with a healthy degree of skepticism, but the signs and augurs suggest there could be rhythm within this crazy dancing. AppleBitch in August claimed new iMacs had appeared on Geekbench. It is possible Apple will choose to abandon optical drives in its new iMacs.


Component hassle

It had been hoped that alongside the Mac/iOS enhancements we’re expecting on the introduction of iOS 6 in the next couple of weeks, we’re also going to see the iMac upgraded with a Retina Display, similar to the displays included within the MacBook Pro Retina Display model. 


Japan’s Sharp has been tasked with manufacture of these displays, but production difficulties have delayed the plan. It is also interesting that the late delivery of the Apple-requested screens comes as the Foxconn/Sharp deal seems in doubt.


The latest report (if it’s true) suggests Apple is moving ahead with some form of iMac upgrade, with new model entry- and mid-range iMacs rolling off production lines now. This suggests the high-end Retina Display iMac remains in mothballs pending resolution of Sharp’s manufacturing problems.

Apple is the largest manufacturer of all-in-one desktops, a product range within which the firm applies advanced technologies learned from its work with mobile devices.


13" MacBook Pro upgrade too

New high-end 13-inch MacBook Pros are also in the frame. From the report:


Apple's upstream supply chain reportedly started mass shipping new iMac all-in-one PCs and Retina Display 13.3-inch MacBook Pros in September, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

“The sources estimated that the official launch of the Retina Display 13.3-inch MacBook Pro should be in either September or October to target back-to-school demand and the year-end holidays.


New iMacs should appear in the same period. To my mind this suggests October could see Apple introduce its much-discussed 7-inch iPad mini, along with new iMacs and a smaller high-res MacBook Pro. 


Apple has achieved well with October product releases in the past: the iPod, for example, was first announced in October 2001.


Article Source: http://blogs.computerworld.com/macintosh/20961/apple-plans-imac-13-macbook-pro-upgrades-prove-theres-life-beyond-iphone

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September 10 2012 2 10 /09 /September /2012 04:47

According to releated news, Sony will release its new camera named Sony RX1. We still have no idea of the exact date, but  Photoprice Canada leaked the super secret pics of a new Full Frame camera with fixed(!) Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 compact lens on it! So the big Sony surprise wasn’t really a NEX alike interchangeable camera but rather a big RX100 compact camera alike camera.


Images for a new compact camera from Sony, allegedly with a full-frame sensor, have appeared online. Photos of the Sony RX1, spotted by Photoprice.ca, shows a camera similar to the RX100 in terms of size and general build, but is claimed to have a sensor that would compete with more expensive and high-end models used by professional photographers.


The Carl Zeiss lens appears to be fixed to the camera with no button to remove it, however the 35mm f/2.0 lens will probably be seen as a good choice by the manufacturer. A pop-up flash also appears, seemingly working in exactly the same way as the one used in the RX100. Although a top view gives some idea as to how big the LCD screen on the rear is compared to the camera, it isn't clear what the exact size of the display is.


While the leak is still purely rumor, such a camera would fit with Sony's compact camera strategy — its RX100 already fits a large sensor and a fast lens in a small body, and the RX1 would seem to be a natural evolution from that product. Unfortunately, such innovation could come with a hefty price: Photoprice.ca says that the RX1 will carry a retail price of $2,799. In any event, if the leak is real, the digital camera world just got a lot more exciting.


Other features include 14-bit RAW, an ISO range of 100-25,600, 5fps continuous shooting, HD video recording, a magnesium body, a 3-inch LCD screen, and the option of optical and electronic external viewfinders.

Here’s a sensor size comparison between the RX-100′s 1-inch sensor, the Leica X2′s APS-C sensor, and the RX1′s full frame sensor (disregard the labels):

Sony RX1 Leaks: A Full Frame Fixed Lens Compact Camera for $2800 sensorcompare


Sony is investing heavily into making the compact camera relevant again by stuffing it with a sensor that can go toe-to-toe with the popular large-sensor cameras on the market. The RX1 will be the flagship, premium camera that features a full frame sensor, and the RX100 is a smaller camera that packs a 1-inch sensor. It seems like the stage is set for a new RX10 camera that uses an APS-C sensor, but that’s just speculation at this point.


Article Source: http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/9/3306335/sony-rx1-full-frame-compact-camera-leak

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September 9 2012 1 09 /09 /September /2012 04:10

There is certainty that the 'iPhone 5' will have a larger, longer screen, thinner design, smaller SIM card, bigger battery and new connector - what isn't known is the 'rabbit in the hat'

An Apple logo is seen at the entrance of Yerba Buena Center for Arts
Apple has invited members of the media to a 12 September event in San Francisco for what is expected to be the debut of a new-generation iPhone. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Even before Apple has announced the name or the shape of its nextiPhone — expected to be unveiled by chief executive Tim Cook next Wednesday — analysts are certain that it is going to dominate the Christmas market in the US and, to a lesser extent, Europe.

"Our target is for Apple to sell 50m iPhones in the fourth quarter, of which 28m will be the iPhone 5," said Neil Mawston, executive director of research firm Strategy Analytics. That compares with 37m iPhones in total in the same period a year before, of which Mawston reckons 20m were the then-new iPhone 4S.

As ever with Apple product launches, expectations are running high. The breadth of its supply chain means the once Kremlin-like secrecy around iPhone launches has become sieve-like: there is certainty that the "iPhone 5" will have a larger, longer screen, thinner design, smaller SIM card, bigger battery and new connector; it is also expected to offer high-speed 4G/LTE wireless broadband, a step up from the 3G first added to the iPhone in 2008.

What isn't known is what the "rabbit in the hat" — the surprise extra — will be. Two years ago it was the high-quality "retina" display; last year, the "Siri" voice recognition system.

"I wouldn't be surprised if they come up with some kind of service that differentiates them from the rest and which consumers value," says Francisco Jeronimo, smartphones analyst for researchers IDC. The latest reports suggest some sort of music-streaming service, at least in the US, to rival Spotify and Pandora; others suggest the next iPhone will have NFC, a short-range data transmission technology that could be used for mobile payments. Apple has declined to comment.

Getting the iPhone right has become crucial for the Californian company which is now the biggest business the world has ever seen, valued at some $628bn (£393bn). The product generates just under half Apple's revenues, and a significant chunk of its massive profits. Any misstep would be disastrous. Next week's model will also be the first launched without Steve Jobs's imprimatur — the Apple co-founder tested last year's iPhone 4S and its key feature, the voice-driven assistant "Siri", despite his terminal cancer — and thus a key test for Cook and the company he has been running since August 2011.

Analysts feel so far he has kept it stable. "It's still heading upwards," says Mawston. No analyst sees any sign of a misstep yet — though Cook is not the showman Jobs was, and leaves the presentations to Phil Schiller, the long-time head of marketing, and Scott Forstall, the rising star who heads the iPhone and iPad software divisions. Others suggest Apple could continue for years before the weaknesses emerge and undermine it — as happened at other companies with strong leaders, such as Sony and Disney.

There's no sign of weakness for now. Apple collects 71% of the world's smartphone profits, analysts reckon; Even though Samsung ships the most phones, it takes 37%; Taiwan's HTC gets 1%. (That total exceeds 100% because it's offset by losses at Nokia, BlackBerry-maker RIM, Motorola, Sony, LG and others.)

The sector is dominated though by phones using Google's Android system: in the second quarter of this year, 68% of the 153m smartphones shipped worldwide used Android, according to Francisco Jeronimo, smartphones analyst at IDC. Apple's collection of just three models — the 4S, 4 and 3GS — made up 17%.

"But there are so many Android phones!" exclaims Jeronimo. "I counted on our database — 950 different devices in that quarter. For Windows Phone [using Microsoft's mobile software] it's 63, and for BlackBerry it's a little more."

What that means for the customer walking into a phone shop, he says, is confusion: "They look at the price, and the design, and look for a brand they've heard of." Apple has built its brand into something that users trust for a reliable, simple experience, he says. "It's seen as the best and easiest user experience in the market."

For rivals such as Nokia and Google-owned Motorola, which earlier this week held their own events to show off their new handsets, the attention that Apple garners for its single releases each year must be galling. Nokia, once the world's biggest mobile phone business, is no slouch, showing off two new models with innovations such as touchscreens that work with gloves and wireless charging — no connectors necessary. Motorola, which created the mobile phone business, had three devices, with almost edge-to-edge screens.

Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis says though that adding features isn't enough. "Apple doesn't put a technology into a product without knowing what people are going to do with it. There wasn't a front-facing camera until there was also a video-calling service [called FaceTime]."

 Can Apple go on, though, releasing just one phone a year? By doing so it is making its sales more and more cyclical, says Evans, as buyers hold off for the next version. Jeronimo says: "I have had this discussion with Apple. They say 'do we need to increase the number of phones we make, or have the best-in-class experience?'"

Jeronimo says: "Look at what Samsung is doing. It's trying to compete in every market segment, and they will lead in every market. But even Samsung is changing its strategy. It's sold 20m units of its [flagship] Galaxy S3 phone in 100 days, which is very impressive." You could think that Samsung only offers the one phone from its advertising, he suggests, rather than the scores it really does: "Having a strong message and advert around one device pays. Samsung is starting to do that."

Evans wonders whether Apple might begin fighting its bitter rival on lower-priced ground. "The average selling price [to carriers] of the iPhone is over $600; most Android phones sell for about $150, though the average is increased by Samsung and HTC to around $250. Nothing that has happened is going to shift that unless Apple starts selling different products at a lower price."

Arthur reports, “Apple collects 71% of the world’s smartphone profits, analysts reckon. Even though Samsung ships the most phones, it takes 37%; Taiwan’s HTC gets 1%. (That total exceeds 100% because it’s offset by losses at Nokia, BlackBerry-maker RIM, Motorola, Sony, LG and others.)”

Article Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/07/apple-iphone-5-music-streaming

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September 8 2012 7 08 /09 /September /2012 03:19

According to The Wall Street Journal, the next iPhone, which will be announced next week -- will support 4G LTE networks around the world, though it won't be available on every carrier.




Apple Inc.'s next iPhone will work on the fastest wireless networks around the world—including in the U.S., Europe and Asia—though it is unlikely to be available on every carrier, people familiar with the matter said.

It isn't likely to work with all carriers' LTE networks in all countries, the people said, though it wasn't clear which would be left out.

The first Apple device to support the higher-speed 4G LTE networks was the third-generation iPad, which supported AT&T and Verizon's networks -- but notably didn't work internationally. This resulted in complaints in numerous countries including Australia and across Europe.

Based on a roadmap of Qualcomm's mobile chips, it was predicted a year ago that the iPhone would not gain LTE until this quarter. The chipset that promises LTE speeds with much improved power consumption is the Qualcomm MDM9615. Conveniently, that chip is set to arrive in time for late 2012 delivery -- just in time for the new iPhone.

Battery life has been a sticking point for Apple, with the company's engineers refusing to compromise on run-time to support higher data speeds. The new iPhone battery runs at 3.8 volts and 5.45 watt hours versus 3.7 volts and 5.3 watt hours in the iPhone 4S.


Artice Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/07/next-iphone-will-reportedly-have-global-lte-support/

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September 7 2012 6 07 /09 /September /2012 03:15

Kindle paperwhite


This week was filled with a smattering of mobile and tablet news, as major hardware providers scramble to keep their products in the limelight in anticipation of Apple's September 12 event. Today, Amazon's Jeff Bezos took the stage to announce not one, but seven total upgrades or new products in the company's already successful Kindle family. 


The Basic Kindle Is Now $69


OK, so maybe it doesn't have all the bells of its Fire cousin, but the traditional e-reader Kindle is no slouch. Last year, Amazon introduced a super-affordable $79 version to the delight of book lovers everywhere. The new Kindle is just $69, and receives some minor improvements like new fonts, crisper text, and speedier page turns. The new Kindle ships on September 14.


Read Your Kindle In Low-Light With Paperwhite


So, it turns out the rumors are true: Amazon's new e-reader will brighten up the device's screen, thanks to a new, patented "light guide." While reading books on a bright LCD screen can sometimes  lead to eye strain, the Kindle Paperwhite front-lit system seems to put off a more subtle, ambient glow. The Paperwhite model gets eight weeks of battery life, 62-percent more pixels (212ppi), and a capacitive touch screen. Both the wi-fi ($119) and 3G ($179) models will ship October 1.


Kindle Fire Gets Updates, HD Models


Bezos made a point during today's event to mention the Kindle Fire tablet as Amazon's number-one selling item. So, it's no surprise the company is challenging the tablet market full-bore. The Kindle Fire will feature 40-percent faster performance with a new processor, twice the amount of RAM, and also includes a longer-lasting battery. The standard Fire model ships on September 14 for $159.




But there's even more additions to the Fire line-up. Amazon made it abundantly clear it plans to take on competitor Apple with higher-end tablets. The new Kindle Fire HD comes in two screen-size varieties: 7-inch and 8.9-inch. Both models feature hi-res (1920X1200) displays, a laminated touch sensor for less glare, and a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor. 




Bezos claims dual-band wi-fi antennas and MIMO functionality mean Kindle Fire HD runs 41-percent faster than the new iPad. The Fire HD also features two Dolby Digital speakers, and HDMI out. The 7-inch model ships September 14 for $199. The 8.9-inch model ships November 20 for $299.


Kindle Fire HD 8.9"


The Kindle Fire HD Goes 4G LTE


Last, but certainly not least, Amazon also announced the Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE -- now that's a long name. Amazon is framing its highest-end tablet as a direct competitor to the new iPad. The device features 32GB of storage, and the super-affordable Amazon 4G LTE Package. Priced at $49.99/year, the package includes 250MB/month of data, 20GB of Amazon Cloud storage, and a $10 Amazon Appstore credit. Kindle Fire HD 4G ships for $499 on November 20.


Whispersync For Games


One of the more interesting tidbits during the Amazon event was Whispersync for Games. Kindle will now sync your scores, saves, etc. across its devices; no need to start your games all over when switching to a new device. 


Another Whispersync -- for voice -- will sync audiobooks with printed books. Essentially, the Kindle reads to you as you're reading the words. Kind of weird, but it sounds interesting. 




A huge show for Amazon, and the price of that long-winded Kindle Fire HD with 4G looks awfully tempting. What do you think?




Article Source: http://www.maclife.com/article/news/amazon_reveals_new_kindle_paperwhite_kindle_fire_hd_family




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September 6 2012 5 06 /09 /September /2012 03:11

The invitation has arrived: Apple's next press event will, indeed, take place on September 12 as long had been rumored. It's all taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, the venue for many previous Apple press shindigs. This time around Apple's cryptic clue takes the form of the number "5" in a shadow coming down from the date of the event on the invitation.




It is accompanied by the words, "It's almost here."






The "It's" almost certainly refers to the iPhone 5, or whatever Apple ends up calling the next iteration of its iconic smartphone. The phone will run iOS 6 software, and most likely house a faster processor. It will also quite possibly boast a larger display that will bring the iPhone more in line with many larger display Android phones that have been in the market for some time.




Of course, while Apple may go larger on the phone screen, it is also possible the company will unveil an iPad mini, rumored to be a smaller version of its tablet with a 7-inch display that provides Apple with an answer to such diminutive tablets at the Amazon Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7. Apple could just as easily hold off on a new iPad for now— perhaps staging a separate media event next month so as not to bring out two wildly popular new devices at the same time. Let the speculation continue.




One thing seems clear: A lot of diehards have been holding out for the next iPhone. Apple's earnings were recently softer than some expected because consumers are believed to be waiting for the iPhone 5. And a survey released today by TechBargains.com, a deal aggregation site for electronics, indicated that nearly three of four current iPhone 4 owners plan to upgrade when the new phone goes on sale.




Related Article: What could be on tap at Apple's Sept. 12 press event




Article Source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2012/09/apple-iphone-event-sept-12/1

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September 5 2012 4 05 /09 /September /2012 03:18

While the highlight of next week's Apple media event will almost certainly be the next-generation iPhone, 9to5Mac reports that updated iPods are also likely to be unveiled at the event.



Details on the updates are scarce, but it appears that Apple will be releasing two or three updated product lines, all of which will be available in multiple colors. Two of the lines appear to correspond to the current iPod shuffle and iPod nano, but it is unclear exactly what the third line represents.




All these new lines will come in multiple colors, one of the lines will come in two size capacities, and the other two lines will come in a single storage capacity.


With the current iPod nanos and iPod shuffles both available in multiple colors (and with the nano currently available in two capacities and the shuffle in one), we think it is likely that new iPod nanos and iPod shuffles are launching next week.


However, it is possible that there is a third line as well (that, too, comes in multiple colors). With the iPod touch currently available in two colors and three capacities (black/white, 8GB, 32GB, 64GB) we don’t believe that the iPod touch is third line that comes in multiple colors.




Amid rumors of a revamped iPod nano with larger screen and home button, the report speculates that the third product could arrive as a new line, allowing Apple to continue offering the current iPod nano design that has gained a following for its small size combined with touchscreen capabilities.


Assuming that the third, unidentified product line is not a revamp of the iPod touch, today's report does not address Apple's plans for its most popular iPod. Apple has been said to be updating it with a 4-inch display similar to the next-generation iPhone's, as well as improved performance and a redesigned body. A front panel with an opening for a 4-inch display said to be for the new iPod touch did leak back in May, but other part leaks for the redesigned iPod touch have been non-existent.




Article Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/04/updated-ipods-arriving-alongside-next-generation-iphone/

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September 4 2012 3 04 /09 /September /2012 04:39

Over the weekend, GSM Israel posted a video of a physical mock-up of the iPhone 5 found at the IFA 2012 consumer electronics show in Berlin. The physical mockup was created by a case manufacturer to test early case designs on the upcoming iPhone.





The Verge has since tracked down the same mockup and was able to take high quality photos and video of the device which show it well compared to the iPhone 4S.  The video does a good job showing off the size and heft of the device as compared to the current iPhone 4S. As noted in the video, this is a non-functional mockup. It's only used as dummy shell for case manufacturers. According to the case manufacturer, they are "very confident" about the new design and have started production of cases in volume in anticipation of the new iPhone.


The rumors for the design of the new iPhone have been very consistent. Apple is widely expected to announce the new iPhone on September 12th.




Article Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/09/03/hands-on-with-a-physical-mockup-of-the-iphone-5/

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September 1 2012 7 01 /09 /September /2012 08:28

In the old days, you may never think to run Windows on Mac, but now, you can not only think, but also do. With Parallels, everything becomes possible. And according to the latest news Mac and Windows are working on the latest Parallels desktop application: Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Wanna to know how to do it? The following tutorial will guide you every step of the way through installing Windows 7 on your Mac using Parallels Desktop 6.0 for MacParallels Desktop for Mac. Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to run other Operating Systems (like Windows 7) in a virtual environment, while OS X is running at the same time. Though Windows 7 won’t run as fast in Parallels Desktop as it does via Boot Camp, it is a very easy way to get Windows 7 running on your Mac.

1.If you’re using <Parallels Desktop 6.0 for MacParallels Desktop for the first time, an Introduction window will appear. Otherwise, click File-> New Virtual Machine…. Click Continue.

2. On the Operating System Detection screen, select either the Real CD/DVD-ROM Drive option if you have Windows 7 burned to DVD (and make sure the disk is in your DVD drive). If you’re using an .iso image, select CD/DVD Image, click the Choose… button, navigate to your Windows 7 .iso file, select it and click OK. When you’re ready, click Continue.

3. The automatic detection will probably fail. From the Type: drop-down, select Windows. From the Version:drop-down, select Windows 7 (experimental). Click Continue.

4. From the Virtual Machine Type window, select Custom and then click Continue.

Choosing the Number of CPUs: will depend on your Mac. I opted for 1, which is always a safe bet. You’ll want to allocate at least 1GB (1024MB) of RAM for your Virtual Machine, as Windows 7 will run quite slowly if you set it any lower. Click Continue.

6.Select New image file on the Hard Disk Options screen, and once again click Continue.

7. Specify a size for your virtual hard drive, and select Expanding disk (recommended). This will allow you to create a file that grows in size as you add files and programs to Windows 7, rather than creating the full “size” of your virtual hard drive immediately. Yet again, click Continue.

8. Select Shared Networking (Recommended) as the Networking Type and click Continue.

9. On the Optimization Options screen, select Virutal Machine (Recommended) if you want Windows 7 to have more resources while it’s running, or Mac if you want OS X to have more resources while Windows 7 is running. Click Continue.

10. Finally, enter a name for your virtual machine (something ‘obvious’ like “Windows 7″ would be ideal). If you want to enable File Sharing and User Profile Sharing, leave those boxes checked. Click the small arrow next toMore Options and decide if you want to have a launch icon on your Desktop for Windows 7, and if you want to share your virtual machine with other users on your Mac. When you’re ready, click Create.

11. Again, the same as in step #2, select Real CD/DVD-ROM Drive if you’ve burned Windows 7 to DVD (and make sure it’s in your DVD drive) or CD/DVD Image if you’re using an .iso or image file of Windows 7. ClickDone to begin the installation.

12. Windows 7 will begin loading files and start the installation.

13. Select the appropriate language, time and keyboard layout for you. Click Next to continue installing Windows 7.

14. Click the Install now button.

15. Setup will initiate and take a moment or two to do its thing.

16. When you’re presented with the Software License Terms, place a check in the I accept the license termsbox, and click Next.

17. Click the Custom (advanced) ‘button’ when asked which type of installation you want.

18. You should only have one option on the Where do you want to install Windows? screen. If you have more than one, make sure to select the one that is the size you specified back in step #7 and has the idental number in the Free Space column. Again, click Next.

19. Go grab yourself a cup of coffee. It’ll take a while for Windows to install itself. Windows 7 may reboot itself during this process.

20. After the actual installation, you’ll need to setup Windows 7 itself. Enter a username and computer name in the spaces provided. Click Next.

21. Set a password and password hint, and click Next.

22. Enter the Product key that was provided with your copy of Windows 7, and unless you don’t want to activate Windows when you’re online, leave the box checked. Click Next.

23. For now, click Use recommended settings. They can always be changed later.

24. Make sure your time and date settings are correct, then click Next.

25. The final part of the setup will prepare and create your desktop.

26. And now, finally, Windows 7. But your work isn’t over quite yet. There’s a possibility that networking (including your Internet connection) and sound won’t be working – yet.

27. Press the Ctrl+Alt keyboard combo to release your mouse and keyboard from Parallels (Windows 7). From the Parallels Desktop menu, select Virtual Machine and from the drop-down list, select Install Parallels Tools…

28. You’ll be presented with a description window of Parallels Tools. Review it (if you want) and then clickContinue.

29. Back inside Windows 7, an AutoPlay window will appear. From it, click the Install Parallels Tools button.

30. The Parallels Tools installer will launch. It will install each of the parts of Parallels Tools, and can take several minutes. You might refresh your coffee at this point. .

31. Once Parallels Tools has installed, restart Windows 7

32.  At this point you should have Internet connectivity. If you don’t have sound, make sure to run Windows Update, and it will detect any missing drivers (and find updates to the Operating System itself). Install all of the updates, and reboot again (if prompted). You should now have a fully working version of Windows 7 installed in Parallels

Article Source: http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/02/02/how-to-install-windows-7-in-os-x-using-parallels-desktop-a-complete-walkthrough/

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