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Possible wuauclt.exe crashes in Windows XP on Nehalem-based iMac and Mac Pro

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

Symptoms

AutoUpdate Client of the Windows Update service crashes in the 32-bit Windows XP virtual machines with Parallels Internet Security installed on Nehalem-based iMac and Mac Pro.

Resolution

The issue has been fixed in PD 5, please update Parallels Desktop application to get rid of the problem.

Workaround

If you do not wish to update right now, you may follow this workaround:

1. Shut down your virtual machine.

2. Open Virtual Machine Configuration by selecting Configure from the Virtual Machine menu.
3. In the Virtual Machine Configuration window, click Hardware, and select Boot Order in the sidebar.
4. In the Boot flags field, type the following:
kernel.npt.enable=0
5. Click OK to confirm the changes.





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