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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 ...
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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 and ...
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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 twice....
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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?