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 possible? Do I just need to install Parallels on the Windows PC and copy over the .PVM? Or do I need to use a different tool for the migration?

  • Do you want him to run the virtual image? Or what do you want to achieve?
    – Rob
    Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 14:37
  • I have made the question more clear!
    – Allan Bowe
    Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 16:27

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To launch the PVM under Windows you need Parallels Workstation running on your Windows box. Unfortunately Parallels withdrew that product either later 2013 or early 2014 which is a shame. I run the Windows product all the time with multiple VMs running (Windows desktop with lots of disk space) and then move the PVM to my MacBook Air (limited disk space)when I have to go to a customer site

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