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How to get Windows 8.1 edition when installed on Parallels Desktop

I know that one usually can lookup an installed edition of Windows 8.1 in System dialog. My Windows was installed with Parallels Desktop into a Boot Camp to support both loading scenarios, as a Guest ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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Synchronize large OSX “package files” across Internet

I use Parallels to run a VM on two different Macs. I would love to have a nightly sync process that updates the virtual machine files (which are packages I believe on OSX) without having to copy the ...
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No Windows 10 Upgrade icon in Windows 7 running in Parallels [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Ultimate running on my Mac (OS X 10.10.4) via Parallels Desktop 10.2.0. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but I don't seem to have the upgrade icon in the system tray. I've run ...
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How to I make the parallels shared folders visible under cygwin ssh sessions?

I do have Windows VM with Cygwin ssh server installed and configured and I am trying to access the host shared folders from ssh sessions. Somehow it seems that even if these folders are mapped in the ...
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How to delete parent folder on Windows 7 VM, without deleting child files first?

UPDATE: I know this has been marked as a duplicate, but none of the following duplicate answers have worked (including restarting): http://superuser.com/a/289788/300519 ...
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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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making a PCI soundcard work inside a Parallels Desktop virtual machine

im running Windows 8.1 inside Parallels Desktop 9 in Mavericks (mac) I have an ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard (PCI-Express) connected, is there any hope of making it work inside the windows virtual ...
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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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migrate back to windows from mac, have bootcamp + parallels partition

I am considering a move back to a powerful windows notebook- mostly for GPU needs. I am disappointed at the MBP's middling performance with GPU - I had a 650M and don't think the newest upgrade to ...
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Windows 10 resolution in Parallels on retina Macbook

I've seen several posts about Windows 10 (and 8/8.1) scaling up on retina Macbooks, but none really outlining everything or answering my question directly. I've got a 13" retina Macbook Pro, running ...
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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling? [closed]

When you give a guest OS multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU), the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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Visual Studio Txt file opening

I'm running visual studio in parallels on a macbook air. First time I'm using C++ to open txt files and it seems to work only when debugging but not when I run without debugging. example code: ...
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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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Can I convert a linked clone to normal clone in Parallels?

I have a linked clone that I've been using for several months and I'd like to "promote" it to a full clone independent of the original machine that it is linked to. Is this possible? If so, how?
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How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution?

How can I make OS X running as a guest in Parallels have a fixed resolution? The reason is that I want to record a screencast and I want the screen to be natively HD, no stretching and no black bars. ...
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Debugging with Chrome in Parallels is incredibly slow or completely freezes

I'm using Parallels 10 with a Win 8.1 install on a MacBook pro i7 2.5ghz/16gb ram set up for software development. In one of the projects I'm working on, if I use Chrome for debugging and hit a ...
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Accessing files located on a Windows drive from OS X via Parallels is very slow

I have Visual Studio 2013 running in Windows 8.1 in Parallels on OS X. I prefer to use text editors on the OS X side. The project files are stored on the Windows drive. Before I had them on the OS X ...
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Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my ...
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In Parallels, can I view the my Windows 7 VM desktop without turning off the coherence view mode?

I'm new to using Parallels and I really like using the coherence view so I can have windows applications floating anywhere in my OS X environment. But I have the need to check the windows desktop ...
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How to use Magic Mouse with SolidWorks on Parallels 9

How can I use the "middle button" function on Magic Mouse to rotate 3D objects? I am running Solidworks on Parallels.
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Windows corrupted on MacBookPro with Parallels

I have Windows 7 installed on my MacBookPro Retina and it ran very well until today, when my laptop turned itself off, and now I can't use my Windows anymore. Anytime I want to run it, Windows opens ...
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How can I add ethernet port in CentOS VM running in Parallels?

I have Parallels installed on OS X 10.10, with a VM of CentOS 6.6 installed. Upon installation, eth0 was automatically configured (as a wired connection), and allows me to connect to my wireless ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN - Internet Access in Parallels VM, but not in VMWare VM?

I run OS X Yosemite and have the latest versions of Parallels and VMWare Fusion. I had been running a Win7x64 Parallels VM happily for a while, until it started to lose stability. I created a new ...
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AntiVirus for OSX running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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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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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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Personalized keyboard doesn't work on Windows using Parallels with a OS X 10.9 host

I have a personalized keyboard I made using the ukelele application. Whenever I open some applications, though, my keyboard is completely ignored. Parallels is one of those. How can I fix the issue?
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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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Network Share Drag and Drop to Mac OS from inside Parallels Windows VM

I am running a Windows 7 VM on a Mac OS X Yosemite host OS. I am looking to "drag and drop" files between a network share accessed through the Windows 7 VM onto folders and applications in the Mac OS ...
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Assign hostname to Paralells virtual machine?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS inside a virtual machine via Paralells Desktop 10 on OS X. I'm accessing it via SSH via its IP-adress but I'd like to assign a hostname to it. How can I do so?
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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Can a virtual machine be split across multiple drives?

I am considering the option to move my existing Windows 7 image to run inside Parallels on my new Mac. It appears this is possible and not that unusual. But, I am speccing the new Mac to have an SSD ...
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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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How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac?

How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac? I can't find the PC settings General option on Mac. I need to disable it to use a special USB driver.
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Mac:Windows 10 on PD10, missing media driver

I am using Parallels Desktop 10 on OS X Yosemite GM. I tried to install Windows 10 TP on my PD 10 but when I got into the installation phase, it informed that: "A media driver your computer needs is ...
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Mac: How to install Windows 10 Preview on Parallels

I'm trying to install Windows 10 preview on Mac OS X with Parallels, but the ISO file is not recognized by Parallels. The ISO is not defect, I've checked the Hash.
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Icon size of OriginLab virtualised on Mavericks

I hope that someone can help me because I'm freaking out! I just installed Origin 9.1 on a Mac (15 retina late 2013) using parallels 10 on Windows 8.1 Everything is fine, but, due to the high ...
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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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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How to SSH into VM running within Parallels on OSX while connected via Junos Pulse VPN?

I am working with OS X 10.9 and Parallels Desktop 9. Within Parallels I run a Linux VM using a Shared Network setting. If I am on my company network I able to SSH into the VM from my OS X terminal ...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...
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Can't Access Static IP from VM on Different Network

I am running Parallels 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mav 10.9.4). The guest VM is windows 7. The network is set to be Bridged. I have installed a web server on the Windows Guest. I am using a static IP ...
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Issue accessing Web service on Guest Win 7 VM (Parallels) from the Mac host

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. I am able to access the guest ...
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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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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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Recover a Parallel Desktop 3 virtual machine in VirtualBox

I have an old HDD image file that was used with Parallels Desktop 3. Ideally I'd like to use it in VirtualBox (conversion). In all the tutorials I found (like this one or that one) the VM must be ...
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Parallels - OS X Does giving the VM more RAM or more Video Memory/CPUs limit the mac?

I installed parallels not too long ago and I am not sure what to set as the user settings.. My question is if I give the VM more ram does it limit my mac's ram when I run the VM? Same question with ...
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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 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 ...