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Installed Parallels, pointer not visible in window
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kilmer74
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Nov 18, 2007, 09:33 AM
 
I installed Parallels and then installed my copy of XP. Now for some reason when I go to click inside the window with the XP app running in it, the pointer becomes invisible and I can't do anything in XP.

Any ideas? Am I doing something wrong?

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Nov 18, 2007, 02:02 PM
 
Did you install Parallel Tools (from the Actions menu)?

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Nov 18, 2007, 06:46 PM
 
Not sure if I know what you're talking about. Thank you in advance for the reply though.
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Nov 19, 2007, 09:42 AM
 
Go to the actions menu and install Parallel Tools. Same thing happens in Fusion...
     
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Nov 19, 2007, 01:31 PM
 
Ok, now went to install it like you said and I still can't click on anything b/c the pointer is invisible and no keyboard shortcuts will work. Sorry for the hastle.
     
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Nov 19, 2007, 03:12 PM
 
I seem to remember this happening to me when I installed Parallels 2. It's been a very long time. If I remember correctly, though, I just had to let it sit there until the "don't touch anything until Parallels tools finishes installing" window went away, and then I had to start the environment again.

I think what I did was use the keyboard (alt-F4) to shut down windows safely and then started parallels again. Try that?

Also, do you use your Boot Camp partition as your parallels volume? And which version of Parallels are you trying to install?
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