Software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors.

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How to get a device back in Parallels?

I'm using Windows 7 with Parallels Desktop. When I open an instance of Windows 7, I see the 'Device' menu. I can choose which OS (Windows or OS X) can own a device within the menu. The problem is, ...
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How to prevent CMD key in Parallels Desktop 9 from switching to Windows 8 start screen?

Very annoying: I am running PD in Coherence mode and work in Visual Studio. If I press CMD, the Windows start screen appears. Is there a way to disable this behavior?
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Is it possible to launch a Linux application running under Parallels from OS X?

I am looking for a way to launch an individual application (e.g. Firefox) on my Ubuntu installation which is running under Parallels. I am open to any method of launching such as a shortcut (like how ...
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Copy between 10.9 host and guest in Parallels

I have been using Parallels 9 no problem for quite a while for .Net development in Windows. I have recently changed over to working on OS X applications, and as such, I am using Xamarin.Mac. As a ...
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Very slow to open Outlook on Parallels 8 with Windows 7 on OS X 10.8.5

When I wake my MacBook Air after being in sleep mode, and open Outlook 2010, it can take 30+ seconds to open. This is a relatively new phenomenon. My system is a MacBook Air (i5 and 8GBs memory) ...
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Forwarding a single port from one network adapter to another?

I have a Parallels Desktop virtual machine with Host-Only networking. I want to set up Remote Desktop on Windows (port 3389) while not exposing any other part of Windows to the external network. ...
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Alter cmd-tab behaviour on OSX to group Parallels applications?

When running a Parallels virtual machine (i.e. Windows 7), cmd-tab behaves as the Parallels icon showing the list of virtual machines (which can be closed) and a separate icon for each open Windows ...
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How to do Ctrl+Alt+Del via Logitech iPad keyboard

This is and old question, but all the answers I managed to find in the Internet didn't solved my issue. I am using a Logitech wireless keyboard on my iPad --- "Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover" to ...
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MacBook Air / Parallels USB Storage Drive Association Issues

I am working with a 13" MacBook Air and G-Drive w/Thunderbolt. I have to utilize Parallels/Windows to run ESRI ArcView. The G-Drive and another Lacie Storage Drive are tied in to my 27" Thunderbolt ...
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Parallels, Mac and windows using US International keyboard

I am currently using Windows 8.1 in parallels under Mac OS X Mavericks. On both Mac and Windows I use US International since I need the special danish chars æ, ø and å. These chars are placed ...
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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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Can I Boot VMWare or Parallels from an internal OS X hard drive?

The SSD on my MacBook has 4 partitions, each of which has a bootable installation of OS X. Is there any way to boot from one of these partitions with a virtualization app? I don't want to create an ...
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Is it possible to a full system Copy and run it in Parallels?

i have Mac Server and i want to have a full copy of the System. So i can play around and test new Software and Upgrades before i apply it to the real System. I am using Parallels and want to create a ...
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How does Parallels' CPU and ram usage work? When to shutdown virtual machine?

I run Windows 7 using Parallels in host operating system OSX. I have it configured to use 2GM ram and 2 cores on a Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB ram. I'm curious under what conditions I will experience ...
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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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Recover data from Windows XP Parallels since Mavericks incompatibility

I am using a Mac Pro with Parallels and Windows XP. It was working until I upgraded the Mac with OS X Mavericks and now Windows XP is no longer compatible. How can I retrieve my data from XP?
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Random keyboard actions in Parallels Desktop 9

I'm running PD9 here on Mavericks and I mainly use Visual Studio 2013. Constantly it seems like PD is getting incorrect keyboard input. Suddenly Visual Studio changes to a new file or the Windows ...
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How to get Cmd-Tab (Mapped to Alt-Tab) in a Parallels Windows VM to cycle just Windows Apps?

I have a Windows VM running in Parallels and is working just fine. I have mapped Apple-⌘ Cmd key to Windows-Alt and Apple-⌥ Opt to Windows-⊞ Win. When I press ⌘ Cmd-Tab - even in full screen mode - I ...
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Where is a list of “Boot flags” available for Parallels Desktop for Mac?

In the need to disable/remove the not configured ata5, ata6, ata7 and ata8 devices, I was looking for a list of available Boot flags for Parallels Desktop for Mac. So far I found this list: ...
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Transform Parallels Windows disk in native Windows, bootable with Bootcamp

I use Parallels 8 to run Windows 7 in my MacBook with Mountain Lion. But I'd like to have Windows running natively in my Mac. I don't want to start again with a clean Windows installation, and ...
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How can I stop Parallels from un-mounting Bootcamp partition

I installed parallels 9 on OS10.9 and am using it to run my bootcamp partition. However it unmounts the bootcamp partition on load and I would like to prevent this from happening if possible. Can I do ...
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Error when trying to install Snow Leopard Server in Parallels

In a previous question, it was asked if Snow Leopard Server is supported in Parallels 8, and from Parallels documentation, it would appear that it is. I am trying to stand up a Snow Leopard Server VM ...
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Windows desktop not showing properly under Parallels Desktop

I'm stuck and not finding any real solutions... I have MacBook Pro (2011) running Mac 10.7.5. Research led me to look into using Parallels Desktop to have Windows on same machine. So I did and then ...
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How can I stop Firefox from always floating on top in Parallels 7 with Windows 7?

I've got set up with Parallels 7 running Windows 7, and I'm finding that Firefox is forever sitting in front of all my other windows. I'm unable to even tab to them, I have to actually move Firefox ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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Restarting from bootcamp makes virtualization software run extremely slow

i've an issue with every dedicated software used for virtualization. My macbook pro 5,3 (2,66ghz P8800, 8 gb ram, ssd ocz agility 3 120 gb, hdd installed into the cd slot; mac os x mountain lion ...
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Can a Parallels VM be salvaged from a recovered .hds file (200gb file)?

The computer got hosed & we lost the .pvm file, then the TM Backup drive was involved in a car crash! The original problem with the TM drive was "stiction", they put the drive into a clean room ...
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How to migrate from Parallels to VirtualBox?

I've tried Parallels and it's great but I still find it quite "expensive" so I would like to try out VirtualBox. Is there a way to migrate my Parallels installation to VirtualBox? The versions: ...
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Parallels windowed mode - make window larger

I'm using Parallels 7 with windows 7 in windowed view mode. The program i'm running in windows is fullscreened. I want to make the window larger, as it's very small by default. Dragging the edges ...
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How about Parallels 7's Lion support especially in graphics performance?

I heard that Parallels 6 lack of GPU acceleration with Lion guest. So it's very slow. How about this on Parallels 7?
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Can I use Virtual Smart Cards on OSX? Does it work with Windows 8 in Bootcamp/Parallels?

I want to use Smartcard authentication to simplify and secure access to websites and other SSO targets. Is there a Virtual Smartcard technology for OSX (for Macbook Pro Retina?) or is there a way to ...
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Script or app that can backup a VM

I'm looking for an app or script that can copy a virtual machine to an external drive. Preferably I'd like it to be able to suspend the VM before copy and start it afterwards. I'm running OSX ...
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Windows 7 VM in Parallels Desktop 9 on Mac Air hits 200F if Taskman not running

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air 13", 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM running OS X Mavericks with a Windows 7 Home Premium VM running under Parallels 9. Since it is used for development, I run it full screen. When ...
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Unintended shortcut key press is launching Parallels

Somehow a hot key has gotten assigned that launches Parallels and a certain VM. I have no idea how this got assigned, but it is quite annoying. I am using an IDE which has very many keystrokes ...
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Why is Parallels 8 suddenly “not supported on this type of mac”?

I've been running Parallels 8 on my mac with Mavericks just fine for weeks now. Last night I was using it. Suddenly I wake up this morning and when I try to start it, I get the message "You can't open ...
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Reconnect network shares in Parallels Desktop

In OS X I connect with Finder (cmd+k) to a NAS and mount one of it's folders to MyShare. In Parallels I have specified the mounting point of MyShare to X:. Starting the Parallels VM after connecting ...
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Suddenly Parallels VMs show up in Finder Shared section

I have used Parallels for a couple of years. A few days ago, nearly all of my VMs are now showing up in the Shared section of the Finder Sidwbar, even though they are not running. They show up when ...
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Mac Network location SOCKS Proxy settings in Parallels Workstation

On Mac OS X 10.8.5 i am connected to SSH via terminal and created a SOCKS proxy using: ssh -D 8080 user@server.com Then i have set up SOCKS Proxy in my Ethernet Adapter All traffic on my Mac is now ...
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Visual Studio icon won't display in dock

Other Windows applications appear to work fine, but my VS2012 icon suddenly stopped displaying when I run the program. Clicking the parallels icon for Windows usually displays it but I want the icon ...
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How to drag file between two OS X instances in Parallels Desktop

I am using OS X 10.9.2, and I installed two other OSes in Parallels Desktop - Windows 7 and OS X Server. I can drag a file into Windows 7, but not to OS X Server. How can I accomplish this?
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Migrating parallels PVM from Mac to Windows

I have a Linux image (Parallels v9 PVM file) on my MBP, which I would like to migrate to Windows (to clarify: so that the Linux image can be launched from Windows, instead of from Mac). Is this ...
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MacBook Air + ipad wifi share

I've developed a linux based system that needs to be demoed to clients in an environment where there is no internet coverage at all. The system runs on Debian in a Parallels virtual machine on my ...
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Will Parallels Desktop harm the hardware of my MBP?

I am running VM, PD in particular, on my MBP. I have encountered several scary things today: machine noise (sounds like "Kah-Kah") occurs while I am in 64-bit Windows 7 in VM. Will the PD actually ...
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Command T Hides Window in Parallels VM

Pressing Command-T hides the current application's windows in Parallels Windows VM. I checked "Preferences > Shortcuts". There is no such a shortcut as Command-T. In order to break this shortcut, I ...
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Can iTunes 10.7 run in Mavericks via a MacOS (Lion) Parallels guest OS?

Like many, I'd often prefer to run iTunes 10.7 instead of 11 in Mavericks, which auto-upgrades iTunes to 11. Others have struggled to do so. Can a Lion/Mountain-Lion Parallels guest OS run iTunes ...
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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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directing all traffic of VM (Parallels) to a VPN, or make it go offline

I am using Parallels 8 to host Windows XP under Mac OS Mavericks. I need IE, some ActiveX/Java applets and RDC under XP to connect certain IPs only via a VPN connection, or not at all. I have two ...
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How to make shortcut for “Ctrl + Num /” “Ctrl + Shift + Num /” in parallels for win 8.1?

i'm trying to create "Ctrl + Num /" and "Ctrl + Shift + Num /". I need it for one IDE in windows, where it means Comment/Uncomment. I've sent message to PD via twitter, but haven't received answer. ...
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Parallel desktop 8 running on USB3 flash driver doesn't respond

I have my parallel desktop 8 running windows 7 on a SanDisk Extreme® USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive. My Mac is Macbook Air 2012 8GB Ram 128GB SSD. I do some research to ensure my Mac support USB3 and ...
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NTFS-Bootcamp-partition thinks it is a FAT partition

I'm running 10.8.3 Snow Leopard and installed Windows 7 x64 using Bootcamp. Both system are running fine. I couldn't use the bootcamp-partition inside in Parallels and then I read about Tuxera NTFS ...