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

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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 ...
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Can I use the W8 upgrade download to install in BootCamp/Parallels/VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac without DVD/USB

I need to install Windows 7 on a Mac (preferably BootCamp but Parallels would be OK). The Mac has no optical drive and I do not have a sufficient sized USB stick. And am not able to get one in the ...
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how to open a java vpn within parallels (8, with “coherence”) under a mac

I use Parallels 8 with Windows XP 64-bit, and during the installation I opted for the option to have mac-like windows for applications (is this "Coherence"?). However, now I am confused how to do the ...
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Cannot install Windows 8 with Parallels

I am trying to install windows 8 with parallels (from an iso file on the mac), I have followed this instructions. They are partly missing. Foe example after selecting the iso I get Automatic detection ...
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Is it possible to migrate a Windows installation to another machine or Parallels?

I've got a Windows 7 machine that's about to die and I want to transfer my data to another machine, or possibly to a disk image that I would then run inside of Parallels on my Mac. I could of course ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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Need help setting up bind in OSX for browser testing in Parallels Windows XP VM

Ok, this will be a somewhat lengthy question. First, some background: I am developing and testing websites on a Macbook (OSX Lion), using Parallels to run various installs of Windows for IE testing. I ...
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Why does the control key no longer work when selecting text in a Parallels virtual machine?

In Windows 8, the control key is helpful for navigating and selecting text. Ctrl-arrow skips words, and ctrl-shift-arrow selects a word at a time. I created a Win 8 virtual machine using Parallels 8 ...
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Minimal footprint Windows instance on OS X to run ActiveX

I need to run Windows to be able to use a feature for some remote work. However, I would rather not have a full-blown 20GB (or much more) Windows 8 install for Parallels. Is there a way to get a ...
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How do I access my local apache server from Windows running in Parallels hosted on MacOS X?

I'm running Windows 7 from within Parallels running on MacOS X Lion. I've also setup a local apache server; I can access this server from MacOS X via any browser. I've configured this using a ...
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Parallels keyboard shortcut mappings

I'm running Windows 8 through Parallels and I seem to have to map every Win+other key combination for my VM separately. Is there a way to do wildcard mapping so that, for example, Cmd + anything ...
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Firefox showing tiny web pages

I'm running Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook through Parallels. When I launch Mozilla Firefox, all web content is shown really small on my screen. For example, this website takes up about a third of the ...
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Chrome browser rendering is slightly fuzzy

I'm running Windows 8 on a Retina MacBook through Parallels. When I open the "Metro" Chrome application (i.e. click on the chrome tile to launch) the browser renders beautiful crisp content, but ...
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Cloning BitLocker encrypted disk to VMWare Fusion image?

I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare ...
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Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there

Everytime I click on a link from within Mac, parallels boots up my Windows VM and opens the link there. That's super annoying and I haven't found a configuration to change it. In the settings of my ...
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Copy and paste not working in Parallels 8

I have Parallels 8 and Windows 7, and the copy and paste does not work. I called Parallels tech support and they had no answer on how to fix the problem. Does anyone else out there have a suggestion ...
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Install different version of same application in osx

This is very similar to this unresolved question, but I would very much like to install two versions of the same application in OSX. How can you do this and what is the best way to do it? ...
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VM: Windows 7 host, Linux guest, VT-d?

I am sick of the driver issues of Linux. So I am planning to switch to Windows 7 as a host and virtualize my Linux into it. My laptop has integrated Intel graphics and supports VT-d. For speed reasons ...
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How do I share files between a host Mac OS and a guest Ubuntu via Parallels Desktop 7

I chose the share option and shared the file in Mac OS, but I cannot find the file in Ubuntu 12.04. What is the path to the shared folder from within Ubuntu?
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Harddisk advice: Run Visual Studio in Windows 7 in Parallels on external drive

I just bought the latest MacBook Air. I'm running Parallels with Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010. Since I'm running out of disk space, I want to move the VM to an external drive. Since I will be ...
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Why does Parallels Desktop want access to my contacts?

I don't understand why it would need such permissions. I am using Parallels Desktop 7 on OS X Mountain Lion.
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How to setup Windows 7 on a Mac Book Pro with Parallels

Long-time Windows user needing some tips on migrating to a Mac world. :) I'm a software developer. My company uses Visual Studio / IIS / SQL Server to build web-based apps. I'm also working on some ...
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Prevent Parallels from dismounting data HDD when starting Windows

I've got two harddrives in my Macbook. A SSD with OSX and Windows 7 (via Bootcamp) on it and a ordinary HDD for data which is formated as exFat (because both OSX and Windows can read/write it). I'm ...
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How can I force Parallels networking to obtain an IP through a wireless router?

Here is my setup. I have a Macbook, Thunderbolt display and an Ethernet connection plugged into the Thunderbolt display. During the day, most of my network use can (and should) operate across the ...
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Virtual Machine that sees third (data) partition

I have a Mac with three partitions: MacOSX (HFS), Data (NTFS), Windows-Bootcamp (NTFS). Is there ANY configuration that allows Windows see the "Data" partition when run as a virtual machine? (it sees ...
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Errors installing Visual Studio on a Mac with Parallels and WIndows 7

I've been trying to install Visual Studio on my MacBook pro with Parallels and a fresh install of Windows 7, but I keep getting an error. The program fails right at the beginning (with HRESULT ...
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Passing arguments to a Python script: file association not found. Windows 7 on iMac

If I execute my script by: C:\Windows\System32>python C:\Code\Test.py XXX It takes the argument but if I execute script by: Test.py XXX error occurs: IndexError... So arguments do not pass to ...
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Multitouch WPF on Windows7/8 on OSX doesn't work?

Can I use Microsoft WPF(4) for multitouch when running Windows through Parallels on an OSX machine? When I run Windows8 on my Mac the multitouch with touchpad works. But if I program my own WPF ...
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Accessing local sites from IE10 Metro mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test local sites in Metro IE10? I've just installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to test my websites in IE 10. I'm running the Win8CP in a virtual machine in ...
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Failed to open the Parallels networking module

I'm running Parallels Desktop 7 on OSX Lion and encounter the issue in the subject on every time I'm trying to launch Parallels VM. The error message contains a hint to restore to network ...
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How to get the same subnet in a Windows 7 virtual machine as Mac OS X?

I have another Windows 7 laptop and I want to try IGMP protocols using multicasting. I figure it's not working because my OS X has IP 192.168.178.23 and the Windows 7 laptop 192.168.178.100, but the ...
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How to recover a corrupted Parallels 7 hard disk image?

I have a Parallels virtual machine that has recently started to refuse to boot, with this error message: Operation failed. An error occured while reading the disk. Support information: Problem ID: ...
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Running Visual Studio under Parallels get error with Create on Strongly Typed View

I Get the below error when using Visual Studio to add a strongly typed view. Visual Studio is running via Parallels and the code is store on the Mac (I assume the problem is down to this) - Anyone ...
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Is it still relevant to run a virtual machine from an external hard drive?

I'm running Windows 7 through Parallels 6 on a 15" Macbook Pro (2.53 i5, 8 GB ram) with the Momentus XT 7200 RPM 500 GB drive (it has the SSD hybrid). Would it run faster and give me better throughput ...
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Installing Win 7 on Paralles on a Mac

I had a Laptop with Win Vista on it, later I bought a Win 7 to upgrade, on the box it is saying Windows 7 Home Premium, on Top Left corner says UPGRADE designed for Windows Vista and on the back of ...
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Running a VM off a USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Mac/Parallels/XP

I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine, and the 128GB SSD means space is precious. To save about 10 GB, I've been running Parallels with a Windows XP VM off an external USB hard drive, which ...
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How to increase screen resolution on OSX VM for Parallels?

I used Parallels 7 on my macbook to create a osx vm with the restore image, and that worked fine, the only problem is that I can't seem to be able to change the screen size, which magically seems to ...
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Can't ping parallels win xp vm from osx

I'm not sure why, b/c I thought this was working b4, but when I have my Parallels Windows XP vm on bridged network I still can't ping the machine.. The Default Gateway is the same, and the osx and ...
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Issues with internet on Virtual Machine from different houses

The necessary information OS X Lion (10.7) running a VM of Windows 7. Tried both VirtualBox and Parallels and the problem is 100% the same between them. Require a VPN connection to work from Windows ...
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Converting Parallels Desktop 7 VM from Mac to Windows

I have a Windows 2008 r2 x64 virtual machine that I run on my Mac through Parallels Desktop 7. I need to convert this virtual machine so I can run it on my Windows 7 x64 machine. Which VM software ...