ok, so i've got parallels running a stripped down version of XP on my macbook, i only need to run windows for two programs, one of the programs i need to patch. i can patch the program (which is a background running program that is in the system tray) fine but after i reboot the virtual machine the patch no longer applies. my patch is a .reg file that changes my reg and lets the program run but it seems that the patch is "unpatched" after i reboot the virtual machine. does parallels just reset all your regedits? is there a way i can manually hardcode the .reg into my XP? the stripped down version of XP i run is completely virtual, its not installed in a partitioned space. anyone have any ideas?