It was then, when I couldn’t afford an apple computer, I used to have an app that mimics Mac Dock on my windows desktop.
And now, on my Mac, I was exploring several ways to install and use windows. I’m not a fan boy of any particular product or a company, but addicted to learn and explore the technology that inspires me.
When I got hands-on with OS X Yosemite, I was quite fascinated by its awesomely flat + Translucent look. Before my excitement settles down, Microsoft has announced its early preview version of Windows 10. So I decide to try it on Virtual Machine and here we go…
What you need.
- Windows 10 – Download Windows Technical Preview from preview.windows.com.
- A Virtual Machine software. (I’m using Parallels.)
- USB Drive.
Let’s see how to install windows 10 on OS X Yosemite using parallels.
Why to use USB drive ? I faced No drivers found error when installing it from hard drive. So I tried using a FAT32 USB drive (not sure if the filesytem matters) and it worked 🙂 !!.
Installation steps: (Refer the video)
- Copy the ISO image to USB drive.
- Open Parallels and click the + button that creates a new virtual machine.
- Click on the ISO Image icon.
- Drag and drop the file. It will show unknown version, but never mind, just click continue.
- Choose windows 8.1 as its operating system.
The rest is taken care by itself which takes about 30+ minutes and you are done.
I loved the Parallels coherence mode which shows windows task bar on Mac desktop. I’m yet to explore more on OS X Yosemite and Windows Technical Preview.
When Mac met Windows…
Live tile winks and iTunes sings,
Safari and IE shared Links,
It was such a FaceTime!!
I have composed a screencast as well.
I’m Balu, from India. I write about the happenings, my thoughts etc. Catch up with me at my blog.