Parallels is a company that develops virtualization technology for OS X.

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Parallels VMWare Fusion git repo on host machine slow performance

I started evaluating Parallels and VMWare Fusion to be able to use Visual Studio from my mac. I discovered, however, that both use network shares as a way to share files between Host and Guest OS. I ...
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Is it possible to have more than one screen in Parallels?

I use Parallels 10 on Yosemite. My hardware has one screen or two screens, depending on if I use the laptop and/or an external screen in combination. However, Parallels only recognises one screen: ...
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Does virtualization reduce disk trashing?

If a program does a lot of disk trashing (like Chrome), can this be reduced by running it inside a virtual machine? How does a VM host handle disk writes that requested by the virtualized OS?
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Can't access IIS website inside a VM via HTTPS

I'm running Win10 through Parallels and trying to access a website in IIS from a browser outside the VM. I've added an entry to my hosts file which maps the VM's IP address to "windows", and I can ...
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Is it safe to defrag a virtual machine on an SSD?

As part of my coursework I need to show some evidence (screen shot) of myself defragmenting a computer. Since I missed out doing it at college, I need to do it at home. This requires me to use a ...
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Bootcamp Vs Parallels

Are there any cons to setting up bootcamp on my mac then also using parallels to link to the same VM for fast access but then rebooting into windows to have the power and speed needed for gaming. Also ...
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Windows 7 says its not a genuine copy as its been installed on multiple machines (although they machines are wiped first)

I have Windows 7 installed on my macbook pro via Parallels virtual machine. Since buying the copy of windows 7 (about 5 years ago) Ive wiped and re installed the OS on my laptop. Each time i dont ...
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Container Console is unavailable in Parallels virtual automation

am trying to access console in Parallels virtual automation for the current container am running. but it show the error Container Console is unavailable. Possible reasons Remote Display is ...
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Where did FrontDesk device come from

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine running in Parallels 10 on a MacBook Pro under OSX El Capitan. At one point today, I had a device show up in explorer under network locations...one I've never seen ...
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How to create a Windows 10 Entreprise USB bootable in Parallels key that I can modify with an answers file?

I am trying to create a virtual machine to test an unattended installation of Windows 10 Entreprise. So far I had no luck creating an image or a disk that would boot in Parallels. So far I have ...
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How to access “Security” tab in properties within default Parallels Windows 8 setup?

First of all, I'd like to stipulate that I've tried two methods already (the normal Windows way) to enable the "Security" tab: Gpedit Regedit I won't detail the process any further than that since ...
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How to install a Parallels Windows VM using an answers.xml file?

Is it possible to install Windows on a Parallels (10) Virtual machine while using my own answers.xml file for unattended installation? Following the Microsoft documentation, in order to use the file ...
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Vagrant synced folder on Windows D:\ drive

I am having an issue creating a synced folder on a windows 10 D:\ drive I have the following in my Vagrantfile config.vm.synced_folder "~/code/", "D:/code/" When I vagrant up I see: dev: D:/code ...
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Why not turn on "Enable Adaptive Hypervisor” in Parallels 11

Recent versions of Parallels Desktop For Mac, the configuration has included a checkbox for “Enable Adaptive Hypervisor”. Configure > Options > Optimization > Performance > Enable Adaptive Hypervisor ...
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How do I install Visual Studio 2015 on a Parallels 11 vm?

I've trying for days to instal Visual Studio Professional 2015 on Parallels 11, and I always get this same error message part-way through the process : Setup Failed! Install cannot ...
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VPN problems in OS X El Capitan with Parallels 11 installed

This problem occurred in the el capitan beta, but only after I've installed Parallels 11. However it might be just an unlucky timing and maybe a new update for el capitan caused it. The problem: I ...
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Problems with Boot Camp and Windows 7 in Yosemite

I've just installed a SSD drive of 500 GB replacing the superdrive. On it I've installed Yosemite and it works fine. Further I've the original HDD with another OS X Yosemite (in the future it will be ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” when writing to /tmp, but plenty of space (linux)

i have a VPS. It's managed with the notorious parallels plesk. today i started seeing messages (via wordpress at first, but also from the command line shell), saying: "Disk quota exceeded". ...
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Font issue after upgrade to Windows 10

I have just upgraded my Parallels VM to Windows 10 (previously 8.1). After the upgrade, I noticed that some fonts are not being honoured by Report Builder 3.0 (the SQL Server power-user report ...
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Why can't I open applications that I drag and drop onto OS X Guest VM?

I am running OS X Yosemite. I have a guest VM (Yosemite), that I would like to copy applications onto. It has the same appleID as my host VM. I drag and drop the application from the application ...
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How to get Windows 8.1 edition when installed on Parallels Desktop

I know that one usually can lookup an installed edition of Windows 8.1 in System dialog. My Windows was installed with Parallels Desktop into a Boot Camp to support both loading scenarios, as a Guest ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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Synchronize large OSX “package files” across Internet

I use Parallels to run a VM on two different Macs. I would love to have a nightly sync process that updates the virtual machine files (which are packages I believe on OSX) without having to copy the ...
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No Windows 10 Upgrade icon in Windows 7 running in Parallels [duplicate]

Clarification: while this question is very much related to other questions regarding Windows 10, it also covers specific aspects relating to using Parallels Desktop. These aspects are not covered in ...
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How to I make the parallels shared folders visible under cygwin ssh sessions?

I do have Windows VM with Cygwin ssh server installed and configured and I am trying to access the host shared folders from ssh sessions. Somehow it seems that even if these folders are mapped in the ...
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How to delete parent folder on Windows 7 VM, without deleting child files first?

UPDATE: I know this has been marked as a duplicate, but none of the following duplicate answers have worked (including restarting): http://superuser.com/a/289788/300519 ...
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migrate back to windows from mac, have bootcamp + parallels partition

I am considering a move back to a powerful windows notebook- mostly for GPU needs. I am disappointed at the MBP's middling performance with GPU - I had a 650M and don't think the newest upgrade to ...
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Windows 10 resolution in Parallels on retina Macbook

I've seen several posts about Windows 10 (and 8/8.1) scaling up on retina Macbooks, but none really outlining everything or answering my question directly. I've got a 13" retina Macbook Pro, running ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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Can I convert a linked clone to normal clone in Parallels?

I have a linked clone that I've been using for several months and I'd like to "promote" it to a full clone independent of the original machine that it is linked to. Is this possible? If so, how?
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How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution?

How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution? The reason is that I want to record a screencast and I want the screen to be natively HD, no stretching and no black bars. ...
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Debugging with Chrome in Parallels is incredibly slow or completely freezes

I'm using Parallels 10 with a Win 8.1 install on a MacBook pro i7 2.5ghz/16gb ram set up for software development. In one of the projects I'm working on, if I use Chrome for debugging and hit a ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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In Parallels, can I view the my Windows 7 VM desktop without turning off the coherence view mode?

I'm new to using Parallels and I really like using the coherence view so I can have windows applications floating anywhere in my OS X environment. But I have the need to check the windows desktop ...
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How to use Magic Mouse with SolidWorks on Parallels 9

How can I use the "middle button" function on Magic Mouse to rotate 3D objects? I am running Solidworks on Parallels.
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Windows corrupted on MacBookPro with Parallels

I have Windows 7 installed on my MacBookPro Retina and it ran very well until today, when my laptop turned itself off, and now I can't use my Windows anymore. Anytime I want to run it, Windows opens ...
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AntiVirus for OSX running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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Can a virtual machine be split across multiple drives?

I am considering the option to move my existing Windows 7 image to run inside Parallels on my new Mac. It appears this is possible and not that unusual. But, I am speccing the new Mac to have an SSD ...
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How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac?

How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac? I can't find the PC settings General option on Mac. I need to disable it to use a special USB driver.
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Mac:Windows 10 on PD10, missing media driver

I am using Parallels Desktop 10 on OS X Yosemite GM. I tried to install Windows 10 TP on my PD 10 but when I got into the installation phase, it informed that: "A media driver your computer needs is ...
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Mac: How to install Windows 10 Preview on Parallels

I'm trying to install Windows 10 preview on Mac OS X with Parallels, but the ISO file is not recognized by Parallels. The ISO is not defect, I've checked the Hash.
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...
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Can't Access Static IP from VM on Different Network

I am running Parallels 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mav 10.9.4). The guest VM is windows 7. The network is set to be Bridged. I have installed a web server on the Windows Guest. I am using a static IP ...
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How to SSH into VM running within Parallels on OSX while connected via Junos Pulse VPN?

I am working with OS X 10.9 and Parallels Desktop 9. Within Parallels I run a Linux VM using a Shared Network setting. If I am on my company network I able to SSH into the VM from my OS X terminal ...
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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making a PCI soundcard work inside a Parallels Desktop virtual machine

im running Windows 8.1 inside Parallels Desktop 9 in Mavericks (mac) I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard (PCI-Express) connected, is there any hope of making it work inside the windows virtual ...
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Parallels - OS X Does giving the VM more RAM or more Video Memory/CPUs limit the mac?

I installed parallels not too long ago and I am not sure what to set as the user settings.. My question is if I give the VM more ram does it limit my mac's ram when I run the VM? Same question with ...