I have Microsoft Windows XP running on my Apple MacBook, using Parallels for Mac. When I’m on my VM it does not see the CD/DVD drive. I would like to save my data to a cd. any ideas?
One of the common questions I have seen from people using Parallels is related to how the software “grabs” devices and connects them to the virtual machine. It’s not too hard to figure out, but you do have to sort of wrap your mind around the idea that devices aren’t automatically associated with the virtual machine in many cases, but you have to actually connect them so that Windows XP “sees” them.
The default configuration, however, should support the CD/DVD-ROM drive on your system so I’m a bit puzzled that you’re not seeing it work. Nonetheless, let me show you the basic way to connect a device to WinXP VM: