This document describes how to create a virtual machine and install Windows 8 in Parallels Desktop 10.
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If you haven't yet, you will need to install Parallels Desktop 10 on your computer before proceeding. Please see Parallels - Installing Parallels 10 Desktop for instructions.
To install Windows on Parallels:
Insert your Windows installation DVD into your computer (or mount your .iso file). From your Mac's Applications folder, launch Parallels Desktop.
Open the File menu and select New...
Click Install Windows or another OS from DVD or image file, then click Continue.
Parallels Wizard will detect the installation media automatically. Verify that the correct media is highlighted and click Continue.
In the Windows Product Key window, leave Express installation checked, then enter the product key you received with your copy of Windows 8. Click Continue.
Select the way in which you will be primarily using Windows 8. Productivity is appropriate for most users, but the four options are:
If you are not sure which profile to choose, please see the following Parallels support article: http://kb.parallels.com/122658
Specify a name and location for your virtual machine.
If you want other user accounts on your Mac to have access to this installation of Windows, select Share with other users of this Mac.
If you want to change your default virtual machine settings select Customize settings before installation. These settings can also be changed easily after installation.
Click Continue to begin the installation. Once Windows is installed, launch it by opening a Windows application or by clicking the Power button in the Parallels Virtual Machines list.
For instructions on installing Microsoft Office on Windows, please see: Parallels - Installing Microsoft Office on a Windows Virtual Machine
Document adapted from http://kb.parallels.com/en/4729