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Questions tagged [parallels-desktop]

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

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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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How does the name of a Parallels VM translate to the default name in Terminal.app prompt?

I Parallels Desktop version 12 I have a virtual machine named Cinquième. Note the accent on the e. That VM is running macOS Sierra. In that VM, when I open the Terminal.app, the prompt shows: ...
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Headphones, MacBook Pro, Parallels and no sound on the headphones

I have Parallels installed on my MacBook Pro. I have a headset plugged in. There is no option to choose to play sound on the headset. My options are Internal Speakers and Internal Sound or ...
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Is it possible to a full system Copy and run it in Parallels?

i have Mac Server and i want to have a full copy of the System. So i can play around and test new Software and Upgrades before i apply it to the real System. I am using Parallels and want to create a ...
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Where is a list of “Boot flags” available for Parallels Desktop for Mac?

In the need to disable/remove the not configured ata5, ata6, ata7 and ata8 devices, I was looking for a list of available Boot flags for Parallels Desktop for Mac. So far I found this list: devices....
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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 to diff Parallels snapshots?

Is there a way to effectively diff snapshots of virtual machines in Parallels so as to see what files changed and or file content changes?
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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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Parallels Desktop for Mac: Stuck on “Preparing to configure your virtual machine…”

I bought and installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac. I installed Parallels Transporter Agent on my Windows machine that runs Windows 7. I migrated my windows machine to my Mac, took about 36 hours. I ...
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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...
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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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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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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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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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Running OS X as a guest on Retina Macbook pro

I installed OS X 10.9 Mavericks on Parallels Desktop 10. and I installed Parallels Tools and gave 2 Cores, 2GB RAM and 384MB to that VM. But It's only showing 256MB VRAM on the About Mac section. and ...
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Can Parallels use NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M indirectly?

I'd like to run windows 7 via Parallels using a new 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display. Now, I am considering spending extra on the model with a dedicated graphics card: (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M )...
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Running parallels with Bootcamp image, getting validation/“Genuine” errors

I'm running Windows 7 on bootcamp on my mid-2009 MBP. I've been doing this for a few years now, originally on Parallels 6 and now on 9. I'm on Mavericks on the Mac side. When I upgraded to 9 (to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Running pc only scanners in Paralllels Desktop VM using a macbook air (late 2015)?

I want to use Kodak ScanMate i1190WN with my MBA late 2015. This is a pc only scanner and no driver for mac os are available. Can this scanner be able to work with a Parallels Desktop VM in my ...
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Running Parallels and VirtualBox for Docker in OS X?

I use Parallels for Windows while VirtualBox/Kinematic (Beta) for Docker in OS X -- but haven't yet tested at the same time because of possible problems such as here, dated to 2013 so many problems ...
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Access Mac localhost from Windows parallels

So there is a web appliance running on my Mac localhost. I want to check how it looks in Internet Explorer. I have Parallels Desktop 12 running Windows 10 with installed Parallels tools. However, if ...
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External hdd not detected or able to format on Mac with Parallels installed

I'm troubleshooting a new external hard drive. It isn't readable on the computer it was bought for (my mother's). It worked fine, at first, on my computer with OS X installed but she has Parallels ...
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Problem reinstalling PostgreSQL after installing Parallels

I’m trying to reinstall postgresql on my mac (yosemite) after installing parallels seemed to mess up permissions to directories that psql and homebrew need. I was able to force-uninstall psql, but ...
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Random keyboard actions in Parallels Desktop 9

I'm running PD9 here on Mavericks and I mainly use Visual Studio 2013. Constantly it seems like PD is getting incorrect keyboard input. Suddenly Visual Studio changes to a new file or the Windows ...
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Transform Parallels Windows disk in native Windows, bootable with Bootcamp

I use Parallels 8 to run Windows 7 in my MacBook with Mountain Lion. But I'd like to have Windows running natively in my Mac. I don't want to start again with a clean Windows installation, and ...
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How can I stop Parallels from un-mounting Bootcamp partition

I installed parallels 9 on OS10.9 and am using it to run my bootcamp partition. However it unmounts the bootcamp partition on load and I would like to prevent this from happening if possible. Can I do ...
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Error when trying to install Snow Leopard Server in Parallels

In a previous question, it was asked if Snow Leopard Server is supported in Parallels 8, and from Parallels documentation, it would appear that it is. I am trying to stand up a Snow Leopard Server VM ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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How to migrate from Parallels to VirtualBox?

I've tried Parallels and it's great but I still find it quite "expensive" so I would like to try out VirtualBox. Is there a way to migrate my Parallels installation to VirtualBox? The versions: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to use cmd + V to paste into a Ubuntu VM in Parallels?

I think that I have the proper settings that should allow me to use Command V to paste into my Parallels Ubuntu command line: and But when I try to paste into the command line using Command V ...
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Bootcamp/VM Windows 10 licensing

In the past if I wanted to install Windows on Bootcamp, and then also use Parallels/VMware to open up the Bootcamp installation as a VM I would need two separate Windows licenses. Is this still the ...
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Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted

I have an annoying situation where some key combination, not even sure which, starts up an app in a Parallels VM running Windows, Parallels build 8.0.18619. The app is Chrome. Normally the VM in ...
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Will Parallels Desktop harm the hardware of my MBP?

I am running VM, PD in particular, on my MBP. I have encountered several scary things today: machine noise (sounds like "Kah-Kah") occurs while I am in 64-bit Windows 7 in VM. Will the PD actually ...
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NTFS-Bootcamp-partition thinks it is a FAT partition

I'm running 10.8.3 Snow Leopard and installed Windows 7 x64 using Bootcamp. Both system are running fine. I couldn't use the bootcamp-partition inside in Parallels and then I read about Tuxera NTFS ...