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

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Secure copy one folder to multiple destinations in OS X

Sorry for asking what looks like a question that's been asked a few times. I'm very far from being a super user, which makes it very difficult for me to be able to expand on a relatively complex ...
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Mac hardware specs for running Visual Studio in Parallels

I'm moving over to a .NET project and am going to be working with Visual Studio 2013. I'm a Mac user and going to be working mostly front end. My current setup is an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15" with ...
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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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Installing Intel Iris Drivers on Parallels 9

I'm running windows 8.1 on Parallels 9 on Mac OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks. Before that I used to have VMWare and I could manage to install Intel Iris drivers for OpenCL SDK. But Parallels installs tools for ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

I'm on my MacBook Pro and I want to use my Bootcamp partition to work on one screen. I've installed Parallels 9 and after I installed it and configured it to look at my Windows partition through the ...
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Using Parallels, Win 7 and Excel 2010— Excel restores itself immediately after being minimized

I'm using Excel 2010 in Windows 7, through Parallels on Mac OS X. Some times, when I go to minimize Excel, after the minimization animation, Excel immediately restores itself. How can I fix this ...
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If, else based on command piped to grep

I can't figure out how to make this (what supposed to be simple) script to work. Basically what I want, to run different stuff based on the state of my Parallels vm, something like this: if [ prlctl ...
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Find source of Parallels connection attempt blocked by Little Snitch

I have Little Snitch on my MBP (running Mavericks) with parallels installed (Win7 x64 VM). Because of the fact that I am bombarded by connection attempt for prl_naptd process it would be easier to ...
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Why is my charms bar on Windows 8.1 not vertically centered?

I am using Parallels VM to run Windows 8.1, and here's my charms bar: Why is this happening? How can I fix it? Thanks. P.S. Sorry for the big picture.
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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling?

When you give a guest multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU) the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I'm can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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Change the SSL ciphers used by Apache2 in Plesk 11.5 and Ubuntu 12.04

I want to change the configuration of my Apache2 server so that it accepts the following lines in order to disable weak TLS ciphers and enable perfect forward secrecy. SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 ...
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How to map right Alt to Context-Menu key

I'm running Windows 8.1 through Parallels Desktop 8 on a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. Windows keyboards have a key that simulates a mouse right click at the place where the caret for typing is. Since ...
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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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How do I completely remove Parallels Desktop from my Mac?

Some friend wanted to try to install Windows on my Mac using Parallels Desktop 9. But he failed and left a mess up on my Mac. How could I totally remove that stuff (the app and the Windows system)?
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Arch Linux Install Cannot Enable dhcpd

I am trying to setup internet with arch linux. I just installed it using parallels and got the following error: [root@singularity ~]# systemctl enable dhcpd.service Failed to issue method call: No ...
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Visual Studio crashes on Parallels Desktop 8

I have a macbook pro with 16GB Ram, as a frequent visual studio user I installed Parallels Desktop so I can use visual studios on my mac. Whenever I open visual studios its very slow and it eventually ...
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What are the benefits of virtual machines? [duplicate]

Following the idea at What are the benefits of using a proxy? I've used VMs personally, but can't seem to understand why it exists for any real world need. So I ask: why are virtual machines needed? ...
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How to use my OSX keyboard layout on windows?

I've remapped my OSX Keyboard Layout completely. It is a problem when I'm on windows using Parallels desktop because it won't recognize my modified mapping. How can I use the same mapping for both?
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Pixelmator on Parallels 9 Desktop with Mavericks host and guest

I have a Mavericks guest running on Parallels 9 Desktop (on a Mavericks host with Retina). I've installed Pixelmator 3.0 on both the host and the guest, but I cannot open it on the guest VM. It ...
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Alter cmd-tab behaviour on OSX to group Parallels applications?

When running a Parallels virtual machine (i.e. Windows 7), cmd-tab behaves as the Parallels icon showing the list of virtual machines (which can be closed) and a separate icon for each open Windows ...
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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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Can't install Parallels Tools on Debian 7.2.0

(Parallels Desktop 9, latest version) As per instructions, I switch to root: $ su - root $ whoami root $ echo $EUID 0 and then execute the installer: $ cd /media/cdrom0 $ ./install and I get ...
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Setting up VM server access via host MacBook Pro's WiFi hotspot

I have a virtual machine (VM) hosted on a MacBook Pro (MBP). There is a server installed on the VM. I'm trying to make this server accessible via MBP's WiFi hotspot so I can see it from my iPhone when ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager: Menu won't show up

I'm running a Windows 8 VM on a MacBook using Parallels Desktop 9. On this Windows VM, I have a SQL Server instance running perfectly. However, when I launch SQL Server Configuration Manager, and I ...
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IDE does not recognize file path on mac parallels

I am trying to create a project on Atmel Studio 6, which is similar to visual studio, but when I run the code, I get the errors: No such file in directory. No input file I am using Atmed Studio on ...
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Parallels Plesk: Add domain alias to a sub domain

I would like to add a domain alias to a sub domain in parallels plesk 11.5. I am able to do it from /var/www/vhost/sites.adomain.com/conf/vhost.conf But i want to do this from parallels panel. ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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php 5.4 on ubuntu 10.04 with parallels plesk 10.4.4 not working

I'm working in linux ubuntu 10.04 It's for the first time together with parallels plesk 10.4.4. Parallels plesk only comes with php 5.3 and I really need php 5.4 . Is it possible to install php 5.4 ...
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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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Can Time Machine backup Windows running on Parallels

Ive got Time Machine running on my macbook and that covers the backup of almost everything, but there are also a few programs that i have to run on windows that i use parallels for. Can Time Machine ...
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MAC Parallels Desktop was not found

I uninstall parallels, but now I have got 5 error messages: Google Chrome requires Parallels Desktop to operate. PLease install Parallels Desktop and try again. I think this errors appear from ...
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Mac with private internet access - can't connect Windows VM VPN

Somewhat an odd situation here. I am using Private Internet Access on my Mac. I am also using a Windows VM on Parallels to do some work for my clients. One of the clients requires a VPN connection to ...
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Parallels Desktop VM appears as having the same MAC address as host

On Parallels Desktop (OS X) my guest VM (Win 7) is set up to use bridged networking. It would normally show up in my router's DHCP page with its own unique MAC address, and thereby would allow me to ...
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Stop Parallels Desktop from opening mac excel when trying to open the virtual machines copy

Im using Parallels Desktop 8 to allow me to run Windows 7 on my Macbook, i use it mostly for browser testing IE, and running certain vba macros which will not run in mac Excel 2011. Whenever i try ...
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Git TFS issues using .dotfiles through Parallels

I'm having an issue with using Git TFS through Parallels with a repository that contains files starting with a dot, vis .gitignore. I'm using Parallels to run a Win8 VM on a Mac. I've got ...
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Parallels Shared Folder + IIS 8 = really slow page loads

I've recently switched over to using a MAC as my main computer, but I am a .NET developer so require the ability to use Visual Studio and IIS so have setup a VM for this. I've got everything working ...
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Run DOS program in full screen under Windows XP guest VM installed on Mac OS X

I just installed Windows XP on my Mac using Parallels. I then installed my custom DOS program but when I launch it, the program screen is small and covers only the top half of the Mac's screen. This ...
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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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How to mass de-register file association in OS X

Ever since I installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac, it associated a ton of applications as links to Parallels Desktop. I use Alfred heavily, and often accidentally I'll choose an app that's ...
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macbook pro windows boot and virtualize off usb drive

I want to raid two usb3 flash drives install windows onto it this new volume and be able to virtualize it or boot off of it. Any thoughts? I've heard parallels can run a bootcamp install virtually. ...
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Switch red5 https.port

Our Plesk parallels was installed at port 8443 and since installing red5, we haven't had use of it. I later found out that by default, when a server has ssl, red5 uses port 8443. Is there any way to ...
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How to Share Builtin Mac Bluetooth with Windows 7 VM through Parallels 8

There seems to be a lot of noise on how to do this. This tutorial should be all that there is: http://kb.parallels.com/en/114686 But when I go into device manager on Windows, the driver cannot be ...
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Can I create a Virtual Machine image using MS Virtual PC and load it into Parallels/VirtualBox

As title really... I want to install Windows on a VM created in Virtual PC on my Windows7 PC, and be able to run it using Parallels or VirtualBox on my Mac.
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Can I share a VM between Parallels on Windows and Parallels on Mac?

I suspect the answer to this question will be 'no,' but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I use Parallels Desktop on my Mac to run a small CentOS installation for development work. I own Parallels ...
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parallels accessing arbitrary port on host os from guest os

I'm running Windows 7 inside of Parallels on Mac OS X 10.7.5. No firewalls have been setup. From the Mac end, to work remotely I need to VPN into my corp network. Then I use SSH Tunnel Manager to set ...
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Do I need a virus program in a virtual environment? [closed]

I have a Mac OSX running Parallels desktop with Windows 7. Do I need an anti-virus program? And what free program would be the best if I do? It is also shared on the network.
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Convert VMWare Fusion 5 Virtual Machine to Parallels 8

I'm currently a VMware Fusion 5 user (running XP and Win 8 Virtual Machines), but our shop is standardizing to Parallels 8. Is there a way to convert a VM from Fusion to Parallels? I'm looking to ...
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How to use your keyboard layout on Parallels Desktop? (This is the third time I ask)

I have made a custom keyboard layout using Ukelele. Using Parallels desktop is a pain since them because the keys are different from what I'm used to. How do I use that keyboard layout on Parallels?
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Attempting to create a bootable USB in order to install windows 7 on Parallels (with my MacBookPro)

Recently updated my OS and am having to re-install some vital programs. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 as my OS for the virtual machine within Parallels. I am working with an iso file, and am ...