Parallels XP built in VirtualBox
We have a mixed environment of Windows 7 and Macs, and we need to make use of an application that only runs in Windows XP. I built a Windows XP image using VirtualBox (and it has been sysprepped), and all of the Windows 7 users will be making use of that inside VirtualBox. When I deploy the image to a Parallels on a Mac, I run into problems that I know are related to the hardware being emulated. The first issue was a blue screen STOP 0x0000007B, which I resolved by following the steps in Microsoft KB 314082.
My second issue, which I have not found a resolution to yet, occurs part way through sysprep. This blue screen is DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELING_PENDING_OPERATIONS and references the file intelppm.sys. I tried various things to fix it, including adding some registry keys to disable the driver, and deleting the file entirely.
I’m at the point where I’m just going to steal somebody’s Mac for a few hours and build another XP image just for running within Parallels, but I’d really like to just keep it to one image.