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

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Bridging a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot inside an OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my local PC. They're both installed on separate partitions on the same machine, and when the computer boots up the user is given the option to choose which ...
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How to activate Windows XP from Windows 7 compatibility mode on MacOS Parallels 5

I am running Parallels Desktop 5.0.9344 for Mac. I am running Mac OS 10.6.3 10D2094 I have bought a retail copy of Windows 7 professional specifically because I need the XP compatibility. Windows 7 is ...
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Using IntelliMouse in Parallels 5

I'm running Windows 7 in Parallels 5 and have a five button USB mouse (Microsoft IntelliMouse). I have my mouse's side buttons mapped to the Forward and Back (browser) commands. However, Parallel's ...
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How to access Parallels guest network services in a shared network virtual machine running in Mac OSX?

I have a Windows virtual machine running inside Parallels in my Mac OSX. This virtual machine is setup to use shared network. What I want is: How to access a IIS service running inside this virtual ...
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Parallels - Changing screen resolution of Fedora 11 virtual machine?

I have a Fedora 11 vm installed on my osx machine and can't change the screen resolution higher than 1024x768. How can I raise the resolution? I've tried adding additional Modes in xorg.conf and ...
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Does additional license required to install Snow Leopard into Parallels VM?

I have an iMac and an Snow Leopard license. I'm planning using Parallels to make additional virtual Mac. (for test and debugging purpose) Do I have to buy additional Snow Leopard license for the VMs?
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Aventail VPN connection doesn't work

I installed the Aventail VPN client on both the Mac and a Windows 7 machine, both on my home network. When I try to connect one or the other (I make sure one is disconnected before connecting through ...
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Cannot boot Window virtual machine on OSX when dual booted with Linux

I am a web developer experienced in the .NET environment but also in other web technologies. In order to get the work done I use a Macintosh Macbook Pro (4,1) with a Boot Camp partition running ...
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What's the performance impact of a virtual machine NOT running?

Question What is the performance impact on Mac OS X, 10.6 specifically, with VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac when the virtual machine is not running? Stated another way, does installing ...
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Optimum memory settings for Parallels 4 on a MacBook?

I've got a last-generation black MacBook with a 2.4 GHz Core Duo processor and 2GB RAM. Parallels 4 is running all right, but holds the rest of the machine hostage in terms of performance, even ...
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Remapping the Windows key in Parallels

I'm running XP on Parallels 4 for Mac, and it's working well enough, however one thing that's bothering me more and more as I go along is the way it constantly assumes every press of the command key ...
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proxy software that supports parallel transfer

I need to setup a really fast proxy server in a remote server, here's the scenario: The server prefetches 3KB of data, mostly HTTP resources. The server send to client 3KB of data, instead of ...
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Aero Glass mysteriously disappears

I am running Windows 7 in a VM (Parallels 5 on Snow Leopard). Every once in a while it decides, all on its own, that I really don't need the Aero Glass UI and turns it off. Rebooting the VM restores ...
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Making more screen resolutions available to Ubuntu

I'm running Parallels 4.0 for Mac on my black MacBook. Set up Ubuntu today to sandbox Linux a bit and see what it's about, as well as to have it available to test out my web designs in a Linux ...
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.NET development in OS X, fastest version of Windows for Parallels?

I googled my brains out and searched on here but found nothing. I am wondering which version of windows should run fastest on parallels in snow leopard. I am using Visual Studio in Coherence mode for ...
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Alternative to middle click for Linux in Parallels on a MacBook?

I'm running Ubuntu on Parallels on a MacBook, and there is no middle-click on the MacBook trackpad - which is annoying because it means you can't do X's paste action. Is there an alternative? I'm ...
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Killing hidden OS X applications / Parallels 5 installer problem

I'm trying to upgrade from Parallels 3, to 5. However on stage 6 of the installer I am told to: Quit the following applications: Parallels Desktop for Mac However, 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' ...
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Mac Virtualization: Parallels 5 upgrade decision

Currently using Parallels v4 currently to provide a VM for VS2008 ASP.NET development on Windows 7 for my Snow Leopard MBP. I got the sales gumph today about going to v5 for massive performance ...
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Can I run Linux as dual-boot AND virtualized on Windows 7?

I can run Windows on my Apple laptop exclusively (through bootcamp) or through virtualization (through Parallels). A great feature is to take a running Windows bootcamp session, 'pause' it and ...
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TortoiseSVN client slows Explorer to a crawl in Windows XP running in Parallels

I thought I'd make my first SuperUser question relatively simple, though it's the kind of question that may not get many responses as I'm not directly involved with the issue. A colleague does his ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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Possible to share Mac OS Desktop using Parallels and LiveMeeting

Is it possible to share your Mac OS Desktop using LiveMeeting and Parallels? I've tried the following: 1) Startup Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard 2) Startup Win 7 VM in Parallels 4 3) Connect to a ...
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Why is PC-Mac emulation a one way street?

I know it's possible to run a PC emulator and virtual machine on a Mac, but why is it you can't emulate a Mac on the PC? Both run on Intel chips these days. I ask because I'd like to try my hand at ...
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CPU utilization goes to 100% on XP Virtual machine

I am running Parallels 4.0 on my iMac. I recently cloned over my work PC as a virtual machine. The VM is XPsp3. The VM starts fine. But shortly after login the wmiprvse.exe process pegs the CPU out ...
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?
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How to make folder sharing work with Parallels and Fedora 11

I have a Parallels installed on my Mac and I have created a Fedora 11 Virtual Machine. Everything works fine, except that the file sharing between my Mac and the VM doesn't work. On Parallels doc, ...
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Parallels: Copy and Paste not working

I am running Parallels build 4.0.3384 (the latest at the time of writing), on Mac OS X 10.5.7, with Windows 7 RC1 as my VM I am unable to copy and paste from the host to the VM and vice versa. This ...
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Avoid time sychronization between OSX and XP using Parallels

I need to have my XP virtual machine system date, de-synchronized from my OSX host server. I'm using Paralles 4 but I can't figure out what or where is the option to do that. I already uncheck the ...
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FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels, ran out of space while building ports for Mono

FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, ran out of space while building I downloaded the VM of FreeBSD 7.0 here: http://www.parallels.com/ptn/download/va/?va_id=227 and updated the ports tree ...
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3ds Max with Parallels on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to get 3ds Max to run under Parallels on my 15'' MacBook Pro, but it is ultimatly failing. To get any decent frame rate I have to put all the setting to low, but even then I get weird ...
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Parallels from Bootcamp Partition: Can Vista be activated for real and virtual HW simultaneously?

I am running Vista and OS X natively on a new Mac Pro. Now I am trying to virtualize the natively installed Vista via Parallels 4. I am not planning to migrate Vista into a virtual machine completely, ...