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 automatically start any VM at startup?

I have already set the "Start Automatically" setting set to "Never" for all my VMs. (Its under "Virtual Machine > Configure...", and then "Options > Startup and Shutdown"). But this is not helping.

I'm using Parallels Desktop 9 (Build 9.0.24251).

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Please enable On Quit: ☑ Disable Resume for Parallel Desktop in Parallels Desktop -> Preferences -> General

Parallels Preferences

  • It seems that this option is no longer available anymore. Do you know a new way?
    – Dobler
    Mar 31, 2019 at 8:23

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