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Questions tagged [parallels-desktop]

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

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How do I access, from a Parallels VM, an HTTP server running on the Mac host on port 8000?

I have a Parallels VM which I'm using to test Internet Explorer and Edge. It's set to use a "shared network", and I can ping the host Mac (via ping 10.211.55.2). I've set up my hosts file as follows: ...
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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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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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Bootcamp windows partition not accessible from parallels

I installed windows 10 pro into my mac (MacBook Pro Mid 2015 - macOS Mojave v10.14.4) from Bootcamp. It was successful! Then I created a partition (Drive D) in the windows instance using windows's ...
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macOS Sierra lost focus Finder when using mission controls

I never experienced something like this before I upgrade to macOS sierra a few days ago. At first, I didn't notice it, but after a while, it becomes annoying as hell. After selected a window from ...
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Is it possible to set up a Serial COM ports (pipe) using Parallels Desktop?

I want to setup a serial COM port (pipe) using Parallels Desktop for kernel debugging between Windows VMs. Using VirtualBox it is easy to configure the VM with serial COM ports; however, Parallels ...
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How to access macOS localhost (port 3000) from Parallels IE?

On my work Mac (Sierra) I'm running a NodeJS webserver on localhost, port 3000. I need to access to it from Internet Explorer running in Parallels for testing purposes. I have searched and read and ...
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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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How to get Cmd-Tab (Mapped to Alt-Tab) in a Parallels Windows VM to cycle just Windows Apps?

I have a Windows VM running in Parallels and is working just fine. I have mapped Apple-⌘ Cmd key to Windows-Alt and Apple-⌥ Opt to Windows-⊞ Win. When I press ⌘ Cmd-Tab - even in full screen mode - I ...
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How can I really disable the Cmd to Win key mapping in Parallels Desktop 5?

Removed it from System Preferences > Keyboard. No go. Remapped ⌘ Cmd to be Ctrl. No go. Ripping out the ⌘ Cmd key shouldn't be the solution. Anyone?...
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How to keystroke inside parallels virtual machine?

I have windows 10 installed on my mac using parallels desktop. I want to send a key combination to windows machine for navigating between browser tabs (opened inside virtual window 10) from mac using ...
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Boot Win from another computer on mac using external disk and Parallels?

I have Win 7 laptop and mbp. I removed disk from Win laptop and plugged on mbp as external disk. Windows 7 is on NTFS partition. Since I have NTFS for Mac by Paragon I can read/write to that partition....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parallels Desktop: Run windows application with command line arguments

I'm running on MacOS with Sierra and I have a Windows VM running on Parallels 12. I want to run an application that is installed on the Windows VM and I want to run it with arguments, in the same way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to modify Hardware UUID of a macOS Sierra Virtual machine in VMware fusion/parallel desktop

I've got to have different Hardware UUID for software testing purposes. When cloning a VM in Fusion pro 8.5, the clone gets a new MAC adress but the hardware UUID in system report in macOS doesn't ...
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Keyboard shortcut mapping for Ctrl+Alt+Del in Parallels

I'm a Windows user with a Windows-oriented keyboard, and I switched the Command and Ctrl keys in OSX, because I want to use the same keyboard shortcuts whether in Windows or OSX. This came back to ...
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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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Install Sierra as guest OS in VM with Parallels 12

Trying to install the official version of macOS Sierra, released today 2016-09-20. When I use the Parallels Wizard to create a new VM, I selected the Install macOS Sierra.app application as listed. ...
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Parallels desktop virtual machines cannot communicate when Mac has no network connection

I have two virtual machines running on Parallels desktop (v11 if that makes a difference). They are operating in Shared network mode. When I have a wireless or Bluetooth network connection they can ...
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iMac with 8GB RAM — memory always almost full

I have a 27'' iMac (Late 2012, OS X 10.9.2) with 8GB RAM. The usage of memory is always above 7GB, even though I don't think I am running that much stuff. This leads to the occasional hanging of a ...
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Windows 10 runs extremely slowly in Parallels 10

I'm running Parallels 10 on a 2014 MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan (10.11.6). I have five virtual machines set up for various versions of Windows (7, 8, and 10). For some reason, my Windows 10 VM ...
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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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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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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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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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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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Virtual Machine support for DirectX 11 (Windows 10) hosted on OS X

does anyone know if there is currently any virtualisation software that supports creating a Windows 10 virtual machine with support to DirectX 11? From what I have found online, bootcamp supports ...
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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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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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How does Parallels' CPU and ram usage work? When to shutdown virtual machine?

I run Windows 7 using Parallels in host operating system OSX. I have it configured to use 2GM ram and 2 cores on a Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB ram. I'm curious under what conditions I will experience ...
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Can't move one folder from external HD to internal HD

So there is one folder that can't move from my external HD to my internal HD. There are many other folders that I have successfully moved, but this one is stubborn. Every time I try to move it, I get ...
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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 ...