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

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Macbook Air Reboot after Wake when Windows 7 Running in VM

Is anyone who is running a Windows 7 VM on a new 2011 i5 Macbook Air (I have the 13" w/128 SSD) able to put their Macbook air to sleep for extended periods of time (like overnight) without manually ...
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How do I enlarge a game but not make it full screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stretch or scale a windows to fit resolution height and width sizes? I'm playing a game in windowed mode, unfortunately my screen is huge 2560x1440 or something ...
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How to access CF developer edition server on Parallels VM from OS X

I have a Windows XP system with CF8 development edition setup on a Parallels VM on my OS X machine that I use for development. CF8 is using the built-in webserver, so I access my development sites on ...
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Full screen, lower resolution guest on parallels

I have a Macbook Pro with Parallels. I want to run a guest Windows VM at lower than native res, say 1024x768 not 1440x900 (or whatever the Mac is). I can't see how to do this though? The VM just ...
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Single command to stop Parallels hypervisor (kernel extensions)

I'm using multiple virtualization products on my MacBook Pro (VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, Parallels). To avoid problems I always make sure only the procesesses/kernel extensions for one of those ...
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VMware vSphere Client in Parallels 5 Windows 7 VM becomes unusable

Unfortunately there is no VMware vSphere Client available for Mac OS X, so I have to run the client in a Parallels 5 VM with Windows 7. I always get to a point where the client becomes unusable. If ...
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Windows 7 auto log in when launching from a VM

Short Question Is there a way to configure Windows 7 to auto log on when launched as a virtual machine, but require a log in when boot natively (ie from Boot Camp?)? System Information Operating ...
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Does Parallels make the Mac slower?

I am starting my first year in college as a Comp Science major and am thinking of purchasing a new Mac. I've made up my mind to buy the 13" Macbook Air with 4GB RAM, 1.7 GHz I5 processor, and 256GB ...
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VT-x/AMD-V Work-Around For VirtualBox?

After converting a Parallels VM to VirtualBox, the converted VM still does not run. VirtualBox says: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational.... Please ensure ...
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Do I have to reboot the system after getting an “unspecified launch failure” in kernel?

After a kernel fails due to "unspecified launch failure", the only way I am able to use the device again is after a system reboot. Is there another way to do this? If I attempt to to run again after ...
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Is there a virtualization solution for OSX Lion that doesn't require JRE?

I'm trying to verify if I can get along with using OSX Lion without JRE and the possibility to run virtual machines would be the last mile. VirtualBox is Java based so that's out of the question. Does ...
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Convert Parallels VM to Virtual Box VM?

The question describes well what I need but here are some more details about the circumstances. With Parallels Desktop 4 running under Linux, I have a number of Windows 7 Virtual Machines. Sadly, ...
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Cannot connect to Parallels VM over network

I am trying to connect to my VM (Windows Server 2008 R2) through my Mac. I have tried Host only network, Shared network and Bridged, but I cannot connect with any of them. I am just trying to ...
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Network cuts off when using Bridged mode on Virtual Machine

I have tried Parallels Desktop 6, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox when trying to run a Virtual Machine with a Bridged network adapter. I simply select the adapter interface (en0) and then press on. When ...
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Parallels “Creating Snapshot” hangup

I am using Windows paralles with my mac and I began "creating snapshot" in my VM. But the process won't stop. Now if I startup the VM, I cannot quit parallels and also can't shutdown my computer ...
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Install windows on external harddrive and use it with my mac?

I know there is lot's of guides out there on the net, but I havn't really found a good one which explains step by step how it works :/ For that reason I hope some of you guys could give me some ...
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Google Chrome extremely slow after Time Machine restore / Parallels installation

I have two iMacs and just installed OS X Lion (clean install) on one of them (let's call it iMac A). I did a Time Machine backup and restored that backup to my other iMac (B) to avoid installing ...
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Using Windows with (VMWare Fusion OR Parallels) AND Bootcamp on Mac OS X

I'm considering getting an Apple laptop, but I will continue to use Windows frequently. Dual-booting is a pain, but virtualization has its own issues, so I'd like to keep a foot in both camps if ...
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Accessing host port from virtualized guest system in Parallels 6 for Mac

I have Windows 7 running in Parallels 6 on my iMac. On my iMac, I have Tomcat running on port 8080. How do I access Tomcat on my iMac (e.g. just using a Web browser) from Win7/Parallels?
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Changing the Parallels menubar icon?

Is it possible to change the Parallels menubar icon from the red icon to a black and white version? I already know how to change the actual dock icons, but I'd like all the menubar icons to be a ...
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Changing Windows 'hosts' file in guest OS under Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac

I am running Windows 7 in a Parallels Desktop 6 on Mac. On the mac, I use /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 mysite and it works fine; I can type mysite in the URL box and the website will display. What I ...
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Simulating an UNC path with a leading dot

Being a C# .NET Windows Forms developer, some customers are running our applications on an Apple OS X Mac inside a Parallels virtual machine. Parallels presents host folders to the guest Windows as ...
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Keyboard-type (e.g. “EN”) doesn't show up for Windows under Parallels

I recently installed Parallels Desktop for Mac so that I could run Windows programs on my Mac. Unfortunately, when I add new Keyboards to Windows 7 (Control Panel >> Clock, Language and Region >> ...
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Running 3D graphics applications through Parallels

My team developed an application involving 3D graphics (similar to a video game) for Windows. Our users have, without our knowledge, decided to try installing it on their Macs using Parallels, and are ...
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Filezilla installed on a Parallels' Virtual Machine connects but does not retrieve directories

I have Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed on a Mac running Parallels 6. Everything works fine except for FTP programmes (ie Filezilla, CoreFTP etc). If I connect from my Mac directly using Filezilla ...
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If my company can buy a copy of Virtual Machine on the Mac, which should I buy?

I think VirtualBox might be too troublesome and slow to use. My company is willing to buy a copy of Virtual machine for me I think, is VM Ware, Parallels, or other products (for Mac) the best in your ...
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What is the best way to configure an Ubuntu virtual machine to be shared (not copied!) between PC and Mac?

I know I can create and share a VM between both Mac and PC (same machine technically--my Mac Pro with both OS X and Boot Camp) using Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox (all of which I'm a paid user for ...
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Parallels Network Setup — Localhost goes to host computer

I've got a local webapp that runs via Tomcast and Eclipse. Big chunks of it don't function well or properly when not accessing them from the localhost domain (for security reasons I am assuming, not ...
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Snow Leopard Cubase 5 with Parallels broken sound

using snow leopard, I'm trying to run cubase 5 on parallels and the sound is really broken. If I play songs on youtube or anything else the sound is perfect. my sound card is motu ultralite. I tried ...
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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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Parallels Won't Stop Throwing the Same Error

I've been running parallels for about three months with no problems. Today, upon booting up OS X (before opening parallels) I got this message: When I click "ignore" the message reappears in ~10 ...
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How to access virtual machine's files from OSX?

I'm running an Ubuntu 10.10 VM under Parallels Desktop in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to make the filesystem of this VM available to OS X. I can do it the other way around, where my OS X folders ...
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Can't type lowercase “q” in parallels

When I type a lowercase "q" in any program on the Parallels side of my iMac, the parallels desktop disappears, and all of the open program windows appear to be floating in front of the Mac desktop ...
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Should I use Parallels or Boot Camp to play video games on a Mac?

I'm planning on purchasing my first Mac in the coming weeks. 27" iMac quad core i7 with 16GB RAM. [I still hate that you can't choose your video card while customizing an iMac] I use parallels at ...
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Mac Parallels - Bridged network

I am new to Apple and my task is to install VMs on a Mac server. I am trying to install 4 VMs and I want them to have separate IPs and be visible on the network as separate machines. What are my ...
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How to install Unix on VM?

My system is has an AMD Athlon II x2 and I'm trying to install (one of the following?) Red Hat Linux Enterprise for x64 systems, debian for amd64, freebsd 8.1 for amd64 as a VM using Parallels or ...
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Using a MacBook Pro for .NET development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance? I am wondering if using a MacBook Pro 15 (2.66 Ghz i7, High Res Anti Glare, Custom SSD, 8 GB RAM) ...
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Forward Ports on Parallels

I have a dev server on port 8080 on my mac, and I'm trying to access it from a clean installation of Windows 7 in parallels. Ipconfig says my VM's IP address is 10.211.55.3. I can access the mac ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?

I'd like to run a virtualized Ubuntu instance under Mac OS X (10.6). I've used VirtualBox in the past, but am looking for something that will be faster, and don't mind paying for either Parallels ...
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Swapping License Keys in Windows 7

I have a Macbook Pro that dual boots with a retail version of Windows 7. I recently purchased Parallels 6, hoping that I could have the best of both worlds. Dual Boot for performance, VM for ...
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Parallels 6 - Is It Just Me or Does It Run Really Slowly?

I've been running Parallels since version 2 with great success. I use it as my .Net development environment and over the last few years have converted so many others to the Parallels/Mac way of doing ...
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Windows Activation in Parallels and Boot Camp

When I got my new iMac a few months ago, I set up Boot Camp to split the disk into two. I bought and installed a copy of Windows 7 using Boot Camp. Everything worked great. I recently bought and ...
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Boot Camp Windows 7 shows Vista boot screen after setting up with Parallels 5

I have a Windows 7 Professional installation set up using Boot Camp, alongside Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my MacBook. My MacBook boots Mac OS X by default. The other day I decided to take Parallels ...
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Convert VMWare image to Parallels

Is it possible to convert a VMWare image or the vmdk files to a Parallels VM without booting the image in VMWare and installing the transporter client. I downloaded a virtual appliance running linux, ...
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How to disassociate a file type with an application in Mac OS

I have a Mac and I'm running Snow Leopard. I also run parallels. Now, because I opened a file with a windows application while in parallels, that file type is always associated with the windows ...
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Adobe Illustrator Freezes on Checking System Profile

I am trying to install Adobe Illustrator on Windows 7 running in Parallels. The installer launches but stuck at the setup screen saying "Checking System Profile". Any ideas?
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Disable PXE progamatically in parallels?

I'm running Parallels 4.0 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. I'm trying to create a bunch of Virtual Machines from the commandline, using the prlctl tool, like so: $ prlctl create test1 -o linux -d centos $ prlctl ...
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How's VirtualBox compare to VMWare and Parallels, in terms of resource requirement?

For some reason, I need to boot Windows XP occasionally on my MacBook Air. Among VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion and Parallels, which one consumes the least resource from my MacBook (say, running IE and ...
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How to make Win7 guest in Parallels 5 use Mac media keyboard shortcuts

I am using a Mac Pro as my host machine with Windows 7 64-bit running as a guest in Parallels 5. My issue is that I do not like iTunes and prefer running foobar2000 in Windows, however by doing this I ...
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Parallels Desktop lock mouse in view

I got an external monitor plugged into my iMac. I use parallel desktop on that monitor and when I set it to fullscreen it correctly fills the screen with the parallel desktop view. It's also generaly ...