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

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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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How to disable line break conversion in Parallels Desktop?

When copying text between a Windows client and the OSX host Parallels converts line endings, which is a big nuisance. Can this be disabled?
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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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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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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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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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Parrallels 10 and Windows 10 keyboard typing incorrect characters

When I type a double quotes on Parallels 10 with Windows 10 I see the following character. Does anybody have any idea how to fix this?
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 - wifi on Windows 7 VM

Parallels Desktop enables internet connection on your VM by sharing your current Mac's connection via ethernet-like network. I want to access on my Windows VM wifi connection, not get it from Mac but ...
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What is the difference between Home and Host drives on my windows Virtual Machine (Parallels)?

I am running Parallels 9 with Windows 7 on a 2011 27" iMac with 20gb of ram, i5 3.1 processor, etc. On the windows side, I have both a Home (//psf, though sometimes loads as Y:/ after a while) and ...
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Multi-monitor virtualisation with Parallels

Is it possible to make a Windows 8.1 VM running on Parallels think it has two monitors but in reality these monitors are just two separate "desktops" as far as OSX is concerned running on a single ...
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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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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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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...
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Parallels Desktop for Mac: Stuck on “Preparing to configure your virtual machine…”

I bought and installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac. I installed Parallels Transporter Agent on my Windows machine that runs Windows 7. I migrated my windows machine to my Mac, took about 36 hours. I ...
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Can Parallels use NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M indirectly?

I'd like to run windows 7 via Parallels using a new 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display. Now, I am considering spending extra on the model with a dedicated graphics card: (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M ...
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Running parallels with Bootcamp image, getting validation/“Genuine” errors

I'm running Windows 7 on bootcamp on my mid-2009 MBP. I've been doing this for a few years now, originally on Parallels 6 and now on 9. I'm on Mavericks on the Mac side. When I upgraded to 9 (to ...
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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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Problem reinstalling PostgreSQL after installing Parallels

I’m trying to reinstall postgresql on my mac (yosemite) after installing parallels seemed to mess up permissions to directories that psql and homebrew need. I was able to force-uninstall psql, but ...
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Running OS X as a guest on Retina Macbook pro

I installed OS X 10.9 Mavericks on Parallels Desktop 10. and I installed Parallels Tools and gave 2 Cores, 2GB RAM and 384MB to that VM. But It's only showing 256MB VRAM on the About Mac section. and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Virtualizer that provides Retina resolution with Mac OS X as the Guest OS

Do any of the virtualizers running on Mac OS X provide Retina resolution when the Guest OS is Mac OS X? Parallels Desktop For Mac VMware Fusion VirtualBox For example on a MacBook Pro (Retina, ...
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VPN connection not working on port 5439

While working remotely (e.g. from home), I am unable to connect (over VPN) to Amazon Web Services (Redshift database) hosts on port 5439: 1) To reproduce -I boot up my laptop, flush my dns cache and ...
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Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted

I have an annoying situation where some key combination, not even sure which, starts up an app in a Parallels VM running Windows, Parallels build 8.0.18619. The app is Chrome. Normally the VM in ...
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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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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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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 ...