Can you run Windows Update while in Parallels?

Once installed using Parallels 3.0 can XP be updated (Such as Service Pack 3)?

It sure can! Basically what Parallels does is use something called virtualization, what this does is “blind” windows into thinking that it’s running on a PC normally.

Windows Update will work just fine in this environment.

The Fake Geek

Appended on Sept 20,2007

Our friend Neil asked if the same applies to printers and other windows devices.

Yes. Running Windows in parallels will let those devices run on a Mac.

The Fake Geek

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