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

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How to print on Big Sur/Monterey if the printer doesn't have drivers for the latest macOS?

The printer I am about to purchase is HP Ink Tank 115 and its macOS driver only supports up to 10.15. It doesn't have AirPrint or wireless functionality. I have a 2020 Macbook Pro and an 2014 Air both ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 not working in Mojave via Parallels

I am trying to run Photoshop CS5.1 (from the Adobe CS 5.5 Web Premium suite) in MacOS 10.14 Mojave using Parallels. The host machine is a 15" MacBook Pro late 2013 with a 2GB nVidia GT750M GPU ...
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Umlauts with parallels

I have a Windows 11 virtual machine with Parallels with a standard US apple keyboard. I do I manage to type umlauts in the Windows VM? (similarly to option+u followed by the letter on macOS)
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Installing BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac

I'm trying to install Windows via BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac, so far to no avail. First attempts, to external drive First I attempted to install it to an external drive. I already have a working ...
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Serial Ports in Parallels on M1

It seems Parallels 17 on M1 has some trouble emulating serial ports. I've got two VMs, Win 11 ARM Beta, and Debian Buster arm64. I've connected two identical FTDI USB-RS-485 converters (https://www....
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Parallels on macOS - Performance & Other technical questions [closed]

I have a few questions about Parallels that I would like answered before I buy a Mac. This info is critical for me to know, since Macs are the only computers that have the least flaws, at least for me....
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Setup a macOS VM in Parallels from recovery partition without company defaults from Remote Management

I started a new job as software developer a few months ago, and I got a company MacBook Pro for work from home that I'm also allowed to use privately. I haven't used a MacBook before so given the ...
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DEP Enrollment with Virtual Machines

I have a company-provided 2019 MacBook Pro that is enrolled in Apple DEP and has Jamf as the MDM provider. (OS Version is Big Sur, 11.6.2) For a side project I created several virtual machines with ...
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M1 Mac running .NET-Core WebAPI using Windows AD

I am using an M1 Macbook and trying to run a .NET-Core WebAPI Project that uses Windows Active Directory for Authorization Purposes (f.e. Classes like System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity). I was ...
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Windows 10 VM in parallels suddenly stops being able to access host VPN using Shared network

For quite a while my main Windows 10 VM has been using the host VPN. Then one day, it does not use the VPN anymore, but the local IP. I did not make any changes to the configuration that I know of ...
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Virtualized Windows memory speed on M1

I run Windows 10 on i9 MBP through Parallels and I see memory speed stuck at 667MHz. How it is on M1 macs, also 667?
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Parallels Desktop security

I have installed Parallels Desktop on my Macbook M1. During installation process, Parallels asked my to authenticate with an administrator account. I can see with kextstat command that Parallels has ...
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Coherence mode in a remote desktop app

Parallels Desktop had a great feature "Coherence mode" that displays windows, of the VM, in the macOS UI as if they're part of macOS making the experience much better. I have a powerful ...
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Open macOS app from Parallels

I want to open a macOS app from Windows (running on Parallels). For example, clicking into RetroArch.app/Contents/MacOS/RetroArch from Windows gives me the options to open the file with a macOS app. ...
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macOS - Where to download macOS ARM?

I have a MacBook Pro with M1 CPU and I would like to install virtual macOS ARM in Parallels Desktop . Where can I download macOS ARM please, the store only has downloads for Intel CPUs. Thank you very ...
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Bootcamp Windows running on Parallels VS normal Parallels vm

Since I have to use Windows for some Qt/C++. Last week I installed Windows on MBP 16" i9 16GB Bootcamp. I was using Windows on Parallels vm before and on Bootcamp it definitely runs faster. It ...
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Can I boot an old El Capitan harddrive on my M1

So, I have found some data on this question already but haven't been able to find a solution. I had a 2009 MacBook Pro running El Capitan. Something is wrong with the motherboard and it won't boot. It ...
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iPhone can't connect to Ubuntu Server VM running in Parallels on macOS

I use Parallels Desktop for my M1 Mac with Ubuntu Server ARM installed in the VM I made. I installed apache2, Node.js and npm on this VM, and it works, only on my Mac (when visiting the private IP of ...
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Performance on Parallels shared folders

I using windows 10 x64 virtual machine on Parallels on macos on macbook pro 16" 16G of memory (last year model). I configured the vm to use all CPU 16 cores and 6G of memory. On windows I do Qt/C+...
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Parallels Desktop: Option not available: "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition"

I'm on a Mac Mini M1 with Big Sur 11.3.1 Fresh trial install of Parallels Desktop 16.5.0 Pro Edition I'm not seeing the option "Install macOS Using the Recovery Partition", as described in ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

On an Intel Mac it was possible and legal to run a "Mac-on-Mac" VM, i.e. to run macOS within a virtual machine hypervisor running on macOS. Does any product or demonstration exist for the ...
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Display virtual adapters in network settings

I've configured a host only adapter in Parallels Desktop. If I type ifconfig in the terminal that network adapter is listed in the output like: ... bridge101: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,...
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Parallels VM: Is there a way to run a script on the host when launching a VM?

My Parallels VM is configured to use some network services on the host mac via the virtual network, but as the virtual network is not up when the mac host's services are started at boot they aren't ...
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macOS Big Sur menu bar color on Parallels

Having macOS Big Sur installed in Parallels, I'm trying hard to change menu bar color according to the wallpaper used. This is needed to debug an issue with some macOS application. And, seeing clearly ...
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Does high-availability VM for Mac OS X exist?

I seek rock-stable, production-worthy virtual machines capability with macOS. I'm relatively a noob when it comes to VMs. High availability clusters are all the rage, and I can see why. I took over as ...
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Will a virtualised copy of Mountain Lion on recent hardware run the Adobe CS5 Suite with comparable performance to an Early 2009 iMac?

My father runs an old version of MacOS, I believe Mountain Lion, with a full set of Adobe apps, Suitcase Fusion, and so on from back when they were all 'buy-once' products. Reading around, almost none ...
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How to connect Oculus Link on Win10 Parallels VM

How to connect Oculus Link on Win10 Parallels VM? Tried to connect Oculus Quest to the MacBook Pro 16" with Parallels Desktop - Win 10 VM on it. Connected official OculusLink-cable USB-C to ...
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No allow button in security and privacy preferences

When trying to install VMWare in MacOS Catalina, under security and privacy system preferences and then general, I do not see a way to allow what it needs to work properly. Even when I unlock the ...
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How to install macOS Big Sur update on a Parallels VM?

I have a macOS 10.15.5 VM I created using Parallels on macOS. I don't want to upgrade my main OS to the Big Sur beta just yet, so I was hoping to run in in a VM to see how things are before trusting ...
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Parallels VMs double counted for disk space usage?

My Mac claims to be running out of storage, and when I look at my storage breakdown, this is what I see: However, when I look through the files, this is what I see: Documents appears to only be ...
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Parallels can't open/update although my Mac has an Internet connection

I tried to update Parallels but I could not activate it because it says there is no Internet connection. I have an Internet connection on my Mac, but I cannot even open Parallels. Anyone have any ...
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How to reset access to Documents folder

After installing Parallels Desktop on a system running macOS Catalina, macOS asked if the app can have access to Downloads, Desktop, and Document folders. Permissions were granted. We now want to ...
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Parallels Desktop: Any Chance of Recovering Deleted VM on Mac OS?

I deleted windows 10 VM from my MacBook two days ago. It was pretty large in size, around 50 Gigs, and I deleted to free up some storage. Before deleting, I copied all of my data, and I forgot to copy ...
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Should I take additional precautions to use Parallels shared folder on Linux?

On macOS Catalina I installed Debian 10 i386 on Parallels, installed the vm tools also. Everything looks fine. I would like to play with Qt projects on both platforms. Since Qt is multi platform ...
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Is a Boot Camp partition in Parallels Desktop still natively bootable?

I am wondering if its possible to use Parallels Desktop with a Boot Camp partition while still being able to boot into Boot Camp natively if I need that last bit of performance?
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Excel is unusable for large files that link to each other

I am collaborating with a data analyst using two linked files stored in a shared folder in my Dropbox. The first file contains the raw data (several worksheets; total file size ~110MB); the second ...
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Mojave on Parallels

I have a Macbook running macOS Sierra(10.12) - I cant upgrade to 10.14 as my business applications wont work on it. But that means i cant also install Xcode. Is there a way install 10.14 in Parallels ...
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How do I move apps from Mac desktop to Parallels MacOS virtual machine?

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Sierra that I need to upgrade at least to High Sierra to run current tax software. I created a Sierra Virtual Machine with Parallels, hoping to move some apps ...
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Does nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" still speed up Parallels on newer versions with newer macOS releases?

As mentioned several years ago, sudo nvram boot-args="debug=0x10" used to speed up virtual machines significantly in both Parallels and VMware. Has anyone tested to see if this as any empirically ...
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Cannot launch Parallels Desktop after upgrading to macOS Catalina?

After having installed macOS Catalina, I cannot launch Parallels Desktop anymore. Launching Parallels Desktop from the dock results in the message in the image below. It says that I should "Allow" ...
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How to install parallels tools and make my ubuntu desktop full screen?

I have installed parallels desktop to run ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 on my MacBook Pro and after the installation completed, I tried to make it full screen but as the installation of Parallels Tools ...
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Mojave guest OS on Yosemite Host via Parallels Desktop 10

I can't get to the welcome choose your country screen when installing Mojave virtualised via Parallels Desktop 10 on my Yosemite system (MBP Retina 2015). I downloaded the 6GB Mojave '.app' file as ...
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Connecting to a VPN on the Guest OS

I'm trying to connect my Virtual Machine (Windows 10) only to a VPN IPsec server. I can successfully connect to that VPN (IPSec) through MacOS. I could connect Mac to the VPN and then share the ...
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How to disable Energy Saver mode when switching to battery to stop background windows hiding?

So, Mojave appears to background all of your windows when you unplug. Then you re-plug and suddenly all your windows are out of order. The energy saver options don't seem to have anything related to ...
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Cannot drag a window in Catalina Beta

I am running macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta in a virtual machine on Parallels Desktop for Mac version 15.0.0. I installed the Beta on top of Mojave what was working well within the VM. Unfortunately, ...
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Turn off and disable the "Coherence" feature of Parallels Desktop for Mac

On Parallels 15.0.0, I have accidentally triggered the "Coherence" feature within a VM running macOS Catalina as a guest on my macOS Mojave host. Now the apps are opening in within native windows on ...
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What practical options exist for running 32-bit applications on Catalina (macOS 10.15)?

After I had a disturbing discussion with an Apple engineer I realized that Catalina is heading at us like a freight train right now - and not necessarily in a good way, but acceptation is going to be ...
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How can I reconnect a USB device (NOT A STORAGE DEVICE) without physically unplugging?

So I'm using Windows on Parallels Desktop for some application. After I disconnect the USB device from the virtual machine, it is not automatically connected back to macOS. I can still see the device ...
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Uninstalling Parallels Desktop 14 - Aren't there drivers or kernel extensions too?

When installing Parallels Desktop For Mac version 14.1.3, I was prompted for a password. I assume that means some kernel extensions or drivers were installed into macOS. The official Uninstall ...
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Exchange clipboard only with a virtual machine running in Parallels 14

I am using Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac, running Ubuntu in the VM, with Parallels special software installed within Ubuntu. Out of security concerns, I always turn on the Configuration setting on ...
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