Software providing hardware virtualisation of various operating systems for OS X.

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How to install Mac OS X in Parallels VM without extra `OS X image file.hdd` file on host Mac?

How to install recent versions of Mac OS X such as El Capitan in Parallels without creating an extra file on the host Mac? Installing Mac OS X as a guest OS in Parallels is easy. Just choose File > ...
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Install bootcamp with my parallels partition

I've been using parallels for a while and I want to use that partition for bootcamp. I've read about doing it the other way, using bootcamp in parallels but not from parallels -> bootcamp. How do I do ...
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Remappings for Ctrl vs. Command for easier alternating between Mac and PC [closed]

I use both a PC and a Mac about equally often. This was hard at first but after a while I got comfortable context-switching between the two. One thing that's been very helpful is using the same USB ...
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How can I force Parallels to ask about re-associating my USB drive with my Mac or VM?

When I plug in a USB drive while my VM is running, Parallels offers a dialog lightbox asking whether the USB drive should associate with the Mac or the VM. Once this choice is made, Parallels tends to ...
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How to use Apple Mail as default email program in Windows 8 running under Parallels?

I am using Microsoft OneNote, Visual Studio 2013 and Visio 2013 under Windows 8.1 running on Parallels 9 on my iMac. All of these have support for sharing content via e-mail. Is there a way to ...
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Optimise use of hardware under Mac + Windows in virtual machine

I use a macbook pro with OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, 2,5 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3. I need to code in Visual Studio and use Microsoft Excel for Windows, thus I installed Parallels ...
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Bootcamp/VM Windows 10 licensing

In the past if I wanted to install Windows on Bootcamp, and then also use Parallels/VMware to open up the Bootcamp installation as a VM I would need two separate Windows licenses. Is this still the ...
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Can't eject usb hard drive after using Parallels

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) 2,7 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB OS X El-Capitan External hard drive contains virtual machine (Win7) and some media ...
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Mac El Capitan - Keyboard in VM's stopped working

I upgraded my Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan and apps, keyboard and trackpad had been working fine. I used my Mac to Windows RDP into a Windows server and was able to perform all commands using both ...
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Virtual Machine support for DirectX 11 (Windows 10) hosted on OS X

does anyone know if there is currently any virtualisation software that supports creating a Windows 10 virtual machine with support to DirectX 11? From what I have found online, bootcamp supports ...
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Accessing a local IIS server in a VM on a Mac from an iOS device for testing

I have a Windows 10 install running in a Parallels VM on 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.11 and I want to access the IIS server in the VM for testing on iOS. I can reach website running in the VM from OS ...
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Parallels 7 after El Capitan update

I have Parallels 7 on my Macbook Pro. I just installed El Capitan onto my Macbook and now I can't open Parallels. What do I need to do?
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How does the special offer Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac “Upgrade” work? [closed]

So, my dad has an old version of Parallels at home. We can't find the original software box or disk but it is running on the iMac. I wanted to maybe avail of the (soon to finish) special offer of the ...
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Fully Isolating Parallels Ubuntu Install From OSX

I want to create a Ubuntu install that never connects to the internet as a "cold storage" solution for crypto wallets. I understand that I can isolate files & folders in Parallels from OSX. But ...
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Since it's a “virtual drive” is Parallels Desktop unaffected by system restore on a MacBook (2009)?

I used a free trial of Parallels Desktop 11 on my 2009 MacBook and the trial expired before I deleted my files from Windows. I'm going to restore the computer to factory settings before selling it ...
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How to install Google Android image in Parallels

How to start an original Google Android image in Parallels Desktop? If I just try to create a new virtual machine from the img from Factory Images for Nexus Devices (e. g. for Pixel C), it tells me: ...
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Running a Windows VM from external flash drive

I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina 15" with only 256 GB SSD storage, however, for my new job I need to be able to run Windows on it. I'll need to install Visual Studio and some other tools on the Windows ...
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How to share mount from a Parallels Ubuntu guest to host?

If I have, say, an external USB drive mounted inside my Ubuntu guest in Parallels, how do I share the mount point back to my OS X host? The Parallels docs talk about making OS X folders visible from ...
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Parallels Desktop to OS X brower actions

I have a customer with a Macbook Air running Windows with Parallels Desktop. When he clicks on a hyperlink in a Windows application he wants OS X Safari to respond. Is this possible somehow? To make ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 - Failed to open the Parallels networking module. After OS X El Captain Install

So I recently updated my OS X to El Capitan and after it had been installed, I booted Parallels Desktop 9 to find that it would no longer connect to the internet. On boot up, it says "Failed to open ...
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How to make cmd+tab get accepted in System Preferences > App Shortcuts as Parallels Desktop “Release Input” keyboard shortcut?

I'm currently on Mac OSX 10.11.3 running Parallels Desktop 10.3.0. I've been using a Windows 7 VM loaded with Visual Studio & many other .NET Framework app development programs & utilities ...
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How do I remove everything Parallels?

Background: Mac Pro 4.1 circa 2009, specs: OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.3 (just updated last weekend) SN - H09440CK20H 2 - 2.93 GHz Quad-core Intel Xenon processors 32 GB RAM 2 - 1 TB HD 1 - ...
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Showing Windows apps in Parallels Coherence with mac-style title bar with red/yellow/green dots on left?

On my Mac, I need to use some Windows-only apps in a Windows 10 Parallels 11 VM. One thing I find annoying is remembering to click in the upper-right to close Windows windows but clicking in the ...
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Everything in Windows looks blurry

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I just installed the trial version of Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 7 x32 bit in ...
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Is there a way to connect to office VPN using parallels (windows) but surf on host Mac OS X?

My office VPN called Juniper does not gets installed on Mac OS X. I am using Parallels to run guest Windows on my macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. I don't know what I am asking, and if it is even ...
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Boot Failed. EFI DVD/CDROM

I am trying to install El Capitan Public beta version (available here) in Parallels Desktop version 10.2.2. I followed this tutorial to create the bootable dmg and mounted it in a new VM that I ...
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How Does Time Machine Back Up Packages (sparse bundles)?

I've been trying to understand how Time Machine backs up Parallels Virtual Machine .pvm files - particularly as relates to how to prune old backups, without losing the availability to restore VMs. ...
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Can I install Parallels 11 without replacing my existing Parallels 10?

Because Parallels has removed the support of Vagrant provider in Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac (which can only be used with Pro and Business edition), I want both of the versions to work on my ...
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Access Parallels VM files

I just finished an install of my debian (7.8) on parallels virtual machine and I'd love to be able to share the linux folders with the osx platform. Any ideas on how that might be done ? Problem with ...
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How to diff Parallels snapshots?

Is there a way to effectively diff snapshots of virtual machines in Parallels so as to see what files changed and or file content changes?
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Parallels 11 + Windows 10 + Retina Mac

I upgraded to Parallels 11 and afterwards I upgraded a Windows 7 virtual machine to Windows 10. It seems only some apps work correctly in Retina. For instance the new Edge browser looks fine but ...
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How does Time Machine backup the snapshots made by Parallels 11

When setting up a VM in Parallels 11 (and previous versions) one can enable "SmartGuard" and then further "Optimize for Time Machine" What's not clear is exactly what's happening "under the covers" ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 Time Machine HDS backup is old

I had a problem with a Window XP VM and restored from Time Machine. Much to my dismay the backup is from 8 months ago. I looked at the contents of the Time Machine and I have about 15 copies of the ...
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Headphones, MacBook Pro, Parallels and no sound on the headphones

I have Parallels installed on my MacBook Pro. I have a headset plugged in. There is no option to choose to play sound on the headset. My options are Internal Speakers and Internal Sound or ...
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Having windows virtual machine (Windows 7, run in Parallels) run from installed SSD

I am upgrading my 2011 iMac with an SSD. I have sized this ssd to store everything but the data in my User folder, and will be following the setup (not installation) instructions found here. My ...
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How to update Windows 7 and Parallels Desktop 9 before updating to El Capitan

I'm using a Mac for about 3 years now and updating OS X has never been an issue because it's free, but since I installed Parallels Desktop v9 and Windows 7 I'm reading issues about their compatibility ...
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Is this a security flaw for Other, Others, Others… accounts having 0 (root) UID?

When running this command dscl . -list /Users UniqueID, I get duplicate UID, for the Other, Others, Others... accounts, which is the same UID root uses. daemon 1 Guest 201 ...
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Multiple Parallels 8 dmg's in my MBA

I use Parallels 8 w/my MBA running Mountain Lion so I can use some Office application. Today, I noticed I have 4 Parallels related dmg's. Each one is approximately 320MB. ...
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How to execute a Parallels Windows application with command line parameters from Mac?

I am trying to call Beyond Compare Windows app to perform a file compre directly from Mac but I am block with command line argument passing. You can call Windows applications from the OS X command ...
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Understanding RAM and Disk Space when using Windows on a Mac?

I am trying to understand how you need to set things up when trying to run Windows from a Mac (using Bootcamp / Parallels). I understand the differences in terms of Bootcamp requiring you to choose ...
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How to install Ubuntu from OS X?

I'm looking for a solution that would enable me to install Ubuntu and run it as a virtual machine under OS X but still be able to boot directly Ubuntu. If possible I would like to test both ...
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Will Parallels be safe while upgrading to El Capitan?

The new update seems pretty legit, so I am considering updating my macbook. I have Parallels installed on my computer, and I don't want it to be removed or damaged during the installation of El ...
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3.7GHz Quad-Core E5 12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory

Excel for Mac is limited to 32-bit and also has file size limitations. My Mac Pro is 64-bit. I have a few questions about Parallels and Bootcamp. Will Parallels recognize and use all my cores and ...
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Does Fusion (VMware) support 2D graphics hardware acceleration for Yosemite guest OS?

I am disappointed to learn that the Parallels 10 (and earlier) does not support hardware accelerated 2D (nor 3D) graphics when Mac OS X is the guest OS. This means Yosemite inside Parallels runs ...
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How to share files between OSX and Windows 8 dual boot?

I'll be getting my first MacBook Pro today. Late 2013 with 256GB of SSD space. For my development activities, I'll be needing Windows 8.1 running alongside OSX. I've done some reading on both ...
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How can I remove Windows 7 from my Mac mini

I recently bought a Mac mini with the latest version Yosemite op system. I installed Parallels and then installed Windows 7 pro using the Windows install disc. I now want to remove Windows 7 all ...
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Parallels: Make sure VMs never start automatically at program startup

If I quit Parallels when there are virtual machines running, then these machines are automatically started the next time I start Parallels. Is there any way to make sure that Parallels never ...
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How to migrate an OS X guest VM to a physical machine?

I am running OS X Yosemite, and Parallels 10. I have a guest VM running OS X Yosemite. I would like to migrate the guest VM to a physical machine. Is this possible? The reason is that the guest vm is ...
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2006 MacPro - Worth upgrading for use as a VM host?

I have a MacPro 1,1 bought in early 2007. Earlier this year I was about to recycle it but tried installing an SSD as a boot/apps drive. It has been a great success, it now feels like a new machine and ...
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Parallel Desktop 0.0 KB Reclaimable

I want to increase the size of the virtual hard disk in my Windows 10 VM using Parallel Desktop, but in configuration I see Reclaimable 0.0 KB. How can I solve this?