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Sharing audio between UTM and MacOS like coherence mode in Parallels

I am on a Macbook air and I have Skullcandy PLYR PRO headsets which require SkullCandy HQ(EQ software) which is only available for windows 10 and above therefore I can't run that on Mac.I have a UTM ...
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Even with Parallel on an M2 or M3 Mac, do we need the ARM binaries for the VM?

I am exploring VMWare and Parallel to be able to run Ubuntu or other Linux as a VM. However, I found that Ubuntu seems to only have a server version which is compiled for ARM? Likewise, if we'd like ...
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Mac Virtual Machine can't sleep

I have been running a macOS Ventura virtual machine using both UTM and Parallels on a Ventura host and have been trying to put the VM to sleep so I can monitor what happens with the logs. However, it ...
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Can I use a Linux VM as a complete desktop replacement over the top of MacOS?

I'd like to use Linux on my MBP. While I am testing Asahi on a separate partition, there are certain things I need that are not yet available (BT, external display support). While I wait for that ...
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Parallels running on latest Mac Book Pro M2 Chip

I am a current Intel MacBook Pro user and I am deciding to upgrade my laptop to the latest M2 MacBook Pro so that I can get more memory. My concern is that Parallels will not be able to run Windows ...
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macOS 13.4 and ChromeOS Flex USB

I'm trying to create a Chrome OS Flex USB install drive, to install it via Parallels, on macOS 13.4 (2019 i9 MBP). I'm able to create it both via the Chrome browser extension, and the terminal sudo dd ...
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Parallels with Windows 11 VM - map a network drive to a folder on a different Mac connected over Ethernet

I have Parallels 18 with a Windows 11 VM with the host on Apple Silicon. The VM runs normally. I am able to map network locations to drive letter for locations on the host machine. What I would like ...
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How can I auto-mount a Network drive (Parallels OneDrive) in a bash script?

I have Parallels installed on an M1 Mac. In Parallels, I have a Windows 11 Pro VM. Parallels is configured to share Windows files with MacOS. This is done via the Network tab in the Finder. So, to ...
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Do I need to reinstall OpenVPN Connect on my guest Mac Ventura running on Parallels even though my host Mac Ventura already has it?

I have successfully installed Mac OS Ventura with Parallels on the host machine which is an M2 Mac Pro also running Ventura. When I login to the guest Ventura and open Firefox, I am successfully able ...
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Where does the Windows for Arm build downloaded by Parallels desktop on Macs with Apple silicon come from?

When you install Windows 11 through Parallels 18 on a Mac with Apple silicon, it downloads a Windows 11 image that contains a build of Windows for Arm CPUs. Last time I did this, it downloaded and ...
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Why is this displayed when I open the pvm file (saved from Parallel Desktop) with VMware fusion?

There is an ARM Windows machine in my Parallel Desktop. Just now I tried to switch to VMware Fusion. I opened the pvm file with VMware Fusion and it was convert as a vmwarevm file then. Now I tied ...
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Cannot install old MacOS from App Store for running 32 bit apps

I want to install an older macOS version in a virtual machine (using Parallels) to run old 32 bit apps. I try to download using this page: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT211683 I tried to download ...
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Does Virtual machines noticeably reduce lifespan of SSD

Since SSD of the new MacBook is impossible to replace I am a bit worried with this topic. Will running 2 VMs in Parallels reduce lifespan of 1Tb SSD to some noticeable margin? Is it justified to ...
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Parallels 18 already supports Windows x64 on M1?

I downloaded parallels 18 today on my MBP M1 PRO, to my surprise I found that I can run X64/X86 programs directly on the Windows 11 ARM VM, which I don't understand how they do it. I can run Intellij ...
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Can I run any lower than my current version of macOS through a virtualisation or emulation environment like Parallels?

My goal is to have access to the install of my old Mac on my new Mac without operating two Macs side-by-side. The configurations are: Old Mac: El Capitan 10.11.6 Intel processor New Mac Ventura 13....
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No main picture in Preview bundled with Snow Leopard Server ...running in Parallels in Big Sur

With aid from Parallels support I have Snow Leopard Server running well in Parallels on my Mac Book Pro running Big Sur , ( intel) . The version of PREVIEW evidently bundled with the SL server has a ...
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Errors while attempting to install a Big Sur VM with Parallels 18 on Monterey 12.6

Looked at this question, but it seemed to be assuming Intel. All the other questions involved installing newer macOS than the Host. I couldn't find an Apple Silicon (M1) question installing older VMs. ...
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Block Parallels Desktop from connecting to domain without using `/etc/hosts`

I have the following lines in my /etc/hosts. Parallels Desktop keeps commenting lines which as it needs to connect to that domain. I tried changing access of /etc/hosts to 444 but it suddenly changed ...
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How do I create a LAN between Windows 11 ARM VM inside Parallels 18 with an external Windows 7/10 machine?

I have a Paralells 18 running Windows 11 ARM on an Apple M1 Mac mini that runs a game (Splinter Cell Conviction) perfectly. I want to be able to play this game over LAN with my friend from a different ...
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Performance of Parallels VM from Bootcamp partition vs. VM on macOS partition

Parallels allows us to run a Windows VM on macOS. On older Macs, we were able to run Windows on Boot Camp, which was an alternative to a VM. Interestingly, if we install Windows on Boot Camp we can, ...
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Qt on Windows on Series M MacBooks

I'm current using Parallels to run Windows Pro on MacBook 16" with intel CPU. On it I do my Qt/C++ stuff that target x86/64. How is that going to work on new series M MacBooks? I heard we can ...
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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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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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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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