I have a new MacBook pro (I just switched from PC), and an older scanner (a Mustek A3 USB).
The scanner comes with drivers for OS 9 (I assume that's a non-starter on OS X), and Windows XP.
I have Parallels Desktop 6 running a Windows 7 installation on my MacBook.
Windows 7 comes with "Windows XP mode", a Virtual Machine running XP. This is what I used to run my scanner previously, on my PC.
However, Windows XP mode refuses to start inside the Parallels-powered Windows 7, complaining that the host machine (ie. Windows 7) doesn't have hardware-supported Virtualization. Whichis Parallels Desktop's "fault" as it's providing the virtual, simulated hardware.
Is there any way I can get Windows XP running on Windows 7 inside Parallels Desktop? Is there some setting I can change?
I guess simply creating a second Parallels VM running XP directly would be a workaround, but I don't have a separate copy of XP handy, and would like to avoid having to buy one.