Originally Posted by gQstatus05
I'm lost from here. I don't have a preferred method whether it be parallels or virtualbox. I just need something that works. Thanks.
Not sure why you need to drag it to a "disk" on the Mini. It's been a while since I used Parallels (I switched everything to VirtualBox), but they both ought to let you install Windows 7 from the CD / DVD directly.
Just create a new virtual machine, follow the "wizard", specify a VDI (virtual disk) for the Win7 installation (mine needed like over 5GB I think), and all the other useful info. Then edit the config, and tell VirtualBox to mount the DVD/CD (this can be done directly with an ISO as well), and boot up the VM. That ought to start the Win7 installation process.