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Questions tagged [parallels-desktop]

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

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disable the windows key in parallels 14

If I press CMD then the start menu repeatedly flies open. It is really annoying, so I need to stop this. How do I disable the windows key in Parallels 14??
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Repeated Corrupt Parallels .PVM file

I have a case where my Parallels .PVM file appears to become corrupt. This has happened 3 times over the past 9 months. I’m wondering if this is possibly a hardware issue. Here is the normal course ...
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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Parallels with Windows 10 VM automatically shuts down after 30-40 min

I have Parallels on my Macbook Pro. I'm have Windows 10 VM inside it and few month ago I noticed that it's shutting down by itself when I'm working in it. It's very annoying so I searched logs and ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro frequently add another hour to the clock

20 minutes ago my new MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018 - OS Version 10.14.1 (18B75)) showed that it's 10:37 and now it shows the time s 11:57 (10:57 is the correct time given that I set the timezone to UTC+...
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Stuck installing Windows on a Mac

Can you guys help? I decided to install VM rather than bootcamp. But I'm having an issue (Mac High Sierra) I tried installing Parallel, VirtualBox, and VMFusion, but all of them fail It looks like a ...
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Kernel panics due to Parallels Desktop or Apple's own problem with graphics controller?

Twice this week my MacBook Pro Retina has suffered kernel panics for the first time after years of faithful service. This coincides with me upgrading and beginning to use Parallels 14.0.1, so I ...
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Keyboard not working in virtualized systems on mojave

I just installed Mojave on a macbook pro and imported two virtual machines running Windows 10. One in Parallels 14.0.1 and one using VMWare Fusion Pro 11.0.0. On both machines I get the same problem: ...
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Parallels 14 with macOS Mojave has extra volume mounted named “Install macOS Mojave”

I successfully installed macOS Mojave as a guest OS on Parallels 14.0.1. I installed by using the Parallels Control Center, choosing File > New > Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file ...
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Virtualization software options for macOS

I want to play Alto's Adventure for free on my Mac so I installed Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac using Virtual Box, but Alto's Adventure crashes in Virtual Box even if it give the maximum amount ...
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Running the memz virus on a parallels vm: safe?

I have a copy of the memz virus, and have parallels windows vm. What I'm wondering, is if I run memz.exe/bin (not memz-clean.exe/bin), will I screw up the mac that I'm running the vm on? Thanks
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Parallels Desktop: Side by Side Installation

I'd like to test new version of Parallel Desktop without removing the old version. Is it possible to install two different versions of Parallels Desktop side by side?
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How to improve Parallels disk access on PCIe SSD?

I am running High Sierra and a PCIe AHCI SSD and the latest version of Parallels Desktop 14 running Windows 10. My SSD benchmarks at around 1,060MB/s read and 800MB/s write on the Mac. However, in ...
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Should virtualize within MacOS or use a Hypervisor like VMWARE ESXi

I have a Mac Mini late 2012, 16GB ram with 500GB disk, multiple (3) gigabit NICs, and some external USB3.0 drives. My requirements for guest OS are: One Macos High Sierra with Server.app One ...
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Importing Linux and Windows Dual Boot from Parallels

I am looking at triple booting my Mac soon with macOS, Linux and Windows. I also want Linux and Windows available as a virtual machine. At the moment, I have Windows dual booted and have imported it ...
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How to prevent LAN overload triggered by running Win10 in a Parallels VM?

I have a strange problem on our LAN. Recently we included a Mac with macOS Sierra (10.12.6), and it has installed a Parallels VM with Win10. Our network speed is 50/50 Mbps, but every time the Win10 ...
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Windows 10 VM Freezes in Parallels 13 - Windows 7 VMs are OK

For years I have run Windows 7 VMs using Parallels on the Mac without any problems I have recently virtualised a Windows 10 laptop to a virtual machine using the Parallels tools - this VM freezes ...
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Parallels 13 internet speed is slower than the MacBook pro speed

How do I get the internet speed on the virtual machine the same as the Mac book internet speed? The Mac speed is 300-400 and the virtual machine is 70-120.
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Info Window And Force Touch Window Conflict

I have deleted a really big folder (130+ GBs, Parallels VM) yesterday and it took about 30 minutes to claim the free space. After that, I created a new VM and during the setup, Parallels warned me ...
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Prevent restarting Mac by accident

I recently tried different keystrokes to regain control of my mouse/keyboard from parallels, and I pressed something that cause my Mac to start shutting down. It didn't prompt me to confirm that I ...
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Securely allow SSH from Parallels to Host MacOS w/o risking Network threats?

I want to enable SSH on OSX from only my Parallels VM. My fear is that by opening SSH I'm putting my host OS at risk for remote exploitation. How can I configure MacOS to only allow connections ...
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Parrot OS install in Parallels on Mac

I have been using VirtualBox for years to run Windows and many Linux distributions but recently I purchased the Parallels program and am currently porting over all my virtual boxes. All of them work ...
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Maintaining spaces as monitors are disconnected

I have a Mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro work laptop. At work, it's connected to 2 external monitors, plus I use the laptop as its own monitor, arranged as [laptop][monitor1][monitor2]. Boot Camp and ...
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Mac Book Pro has black screen with cursor after sign in

I was upgrading my Windows Parallels and after shutting down, now my Mac will go to a black screen and cursor. I have tried to boot into Single User Mode using Command-S, also I tried to reset the ...
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How can I setup my Macbook Pro (2017) & Parallels to use all function keys?

I'm running Windows 10 in Parallels on my brand new 2017 Macbook Pro. While at work, I have two attached monitors and an old clicky Windows keyboard. The problem is that I can't get Parallels to ...
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Shortcut of zooming out in Windows in Parallels Desktop

I have a french keyboard. I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop under Mac. In Mac, in Chrome we use cmd + = and cmd + - to zoom in and zoom out. It is the same in VS Code. But in Windows, it ...
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Access Windows' shared network from Mac

I try to use Windows 10 via Parallels Desktop in my Mac. Here is the sharing setting of Parallels Desktop: In the navigation bar of File Explorer of Windows, we can see and enter a network ...
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How can I stop Parallels Desktop from listing Apps from a VM available in Spotlight?

I'm trying to stop Windows apps installed on a VM in Parallels from appearing in Spotlight search results on the host Mac. System details: Mac OS: 10.12.6 Parallels Desktop Business Edition Version: ...
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Make Hard Drive appear as Bootcamp for Parallels

Parallels Dekstop 13.0.1 BE won't let me add a Physical Internal HDD to the VM system. There is a SATA HardDrive in my system with a GPT partition table and a big (2TB) NTFS partition. I use it when ...
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Can AppleScript be able to click the menu extra of a 3rd-party app?

Many 3rd-party apps have small menu icons at the top-right corner of the menu bar such as Evernote, iStat, Parallels Desktop and so on. I tried to write some AppleScripts to click those menu icons, ...
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keyboard shortcuts on parallels desktop running ubuntu

I am running: MacOS High Sierra on a 2016 TB MBP. >> App: Parallels Desktop 12. >> VM: Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I only use the terminal of the Linux VM to communicate with robotic hardware. When I use ...
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External disk drive no longer visible when using Parallels

My MacMini Late 2012 has a 1Tb external USB drive, which I use as the main data store (the internal 256Gb SSD being too small). I have been running parallels on this Mac for years and both native Mac ...
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Does Parallel still allow booting from a Bootcamp partition with HIgh Sierra?

Will I be able to create a Bootcamp partition that I can boot into from Parallels once I've upgraded to High Sierra?
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What's the “choose an application to associate with” window in MacOS?

I run Outlook 2016 for Windows inside a Parallels Desktop (latest version, currently 12.2.1) Windows 10 VM. Occasionally when WiFi is slow, Outlook for Windows shows a dialog box along the lines of "...
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Block level copy a NTFS data drive in a Mac Pro to a new, empty drive

Is there a way I can perform a block level copy of an NTFS data drive (used in Parallels) to a new empty drive? The source drive is a 750GB NTFS formatted drive used for backing up files from a ...
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Compability of Brew Cask VirtualBox and Parallels?

I have a Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed and for a Vagrantfile I need to have virtualbox that I could install with brew such that brew install caskroom/cask/virtualbox. I tested Parallels ...
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“The bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk” error in bootcamp macOS Sierra

Problem: I can no longer boot Boot Camp partition (BCP) running Windows 10 Pro 1703. I am also unable to start Parallels 12.2.0 Virtual Machine based on the same BCP macOS side. Problem occurred ...
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Blank windows in some apps in macOS as guest OS in Parallels virtual machine

When running Parallels 12.2.0 with macOS Sierra as the guest OS, I see windows that are blank, partially blank, or scaled improperly (zoomed in, magnified) in some apps such as non-Safari web browsers ...
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Docker & OSX's guest Windows 10 Pro “doesn't have VT-X/AMD-v enabled. Enabling it in the BIOS is mandatory”

I have macOS 10.12.3 and Windows 10 Pro running under Parallels. I try to install Docker to Windows 10. I could not install Docker for Windows rather Docker Toolbox (no idea why) but in installing the ...
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How to connect my external hard drive to windows working on parallels desktop?

When I want to connect my external hard drive to my 15-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar, I can see the popup which asks me that wether I want to connect my hard drive to windows or Mac. But no matter ...
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Disable Mac notifications when running Parallels in full screen?

I am on a Mac running Parallels 12. When I run my Windows 10 VM in full screen mode, I don't want to see email or Slack notifications from Mac OS, just Windows 10. How do I disable Mac OS ...
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Is it possible to use a Mac Pro as four different PC's simultaneously using the multiple display output

Wondering if it would be possible to take the following Mac Pro... Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 Originally released December 2013 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 16GB memory 1 TB PCIe-based ...
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OS X Parallels: what are ways to speed up Windows 10 Pro virtualization?

We have two OS X laptops running Windows 10 Pro in Parallels where the other laptop is terribly slow, despite allocating 4 "cores" and 8 GB to the virtual machine. Each laptop has 8 "cores" (with ...
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Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine created by Parallels Desktop 10?

I’ve just stumbled across this site by accident and you good folk may be my last good hope before I abandon this endeavour. My questions are simple: Can Sierra be installed on a virtual machine ...
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Parallels taking up over 300GB but Parallels disk is only 128GB. Why?

In Parallels Desktop 12.2.0 on MacOS 10.12.4, a Windows 10 VM is taking up over 170GB of mystery space. Windows only sees a 128GB drive. But Parallels claims to be using 300GB on hard disks. It's ...
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Forcefully un-suspend a Parallels VM without starting Parallels

I recently updated to Mac OS X 10.12.5, which is a beta version as of right now, and Parallels Desktop has subsequently refused to start. It sits for a little bit with a spinner and then quietly dies. ...
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With Latest MacBook Pro and Radeon 460 Graphics, How To Tell How Much Memory in Use?

I've got the latest MacBook Pro with the touch bar. 4GB Graphics memory and I'm trying to figure out how much graphics memory is in use when I run certain apps. I also run Parallels which dedicates ...
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How to bridge Parallels network to iPhone?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and I've got an IIS server in Windows, running in my Parallels Desktop for Mac. I need to connect to the server running on my virtual Windows from my iPhone. In my home ...
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Do I need Parallels Pro to run Visual Studio?

I'm considering installing Parallels to use Visual Studio for my personal use. Can I use the standard $80 version of Parallels? Or do I really need to commit to $100 a year for the Pro version?
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VM running Sierra 10.12.3 in Parallels 12 stops responding to the mouse

Update: Still a problem in Parallels 14.0.1 ☹ I have a host MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running Sierra 10.12.3, using Parallels Desktop version 12.1.3, with a virtual machine running as ...