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

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Access Windows 10 localhost from OSX using Parallels

I'm running a Windows 10 VM using Parallels. I'm building an API on the windows machine and a mobile app on OSX. I need to call the Windows localhost from OSX in order to test out my API calls. Is ...
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Using a Parallels Hard Disk image in VirtualBox

The question has been asked before, but there appear to be no current solutions. I have a current version of Parallels 11, and a current version of VirtualBox 4.3. I have an existing Windows image in ...
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What is the mouse shortcut for Windows 10 Task View on Parallels?

I use Windows 10 in Parallels on a MacBook Pro. A couple of times per day, I accidentally go into Task View while moving my mouse. I can't seem to figure out what mouse gesture I'm doing to trigger ...
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ArcMap on Mac - How do I restore Identify Tool window that shows beyond the screen?

I recently installed ArcMap 10.4 on my Mac (OS X 10.11.3) using Parallels. When I opened Identify Tool, the window opened beyond the screen, and I cannot reduce the size, as the 'minimize' or ...
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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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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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Keyboard stopped responding on my Windows VM's hosted by OSX

I am having an issue with all of my Windows virtual machines running on top of OSX El-Capitan version 10.11.3. Hardware is MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2015. The issue is that my keyboard input stopped ...
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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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Parallels deleted my Windows Start Volume

I installed Parallels on Mac OSX el capitan. Before, I had a win 10 bootcamp start volume. After installing Parallels, the start volume disappeared from settings -> start volume and I can't boot my ...
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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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Parallels VMWare Fusion git repo on host machine slow performance

I started evaluating Parallels and VMWare Fusion to be able to use Visual Studio from my mac. I discovered, however, that both use network shares as a way to share files between Host and Guest OS. I ...
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Is it possible to have more than one screen in Parallels?

I use Parallels 10 on Yosemite. My hardware has one screen or two screens, depending on if I use the laptop and/or an external screen in combination. However, Parallels only recognises one screen: ...
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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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Does virtualization reduce disk trashing?

If a program does a lot of disk trashing (like Chrome), can this be reduced by running it inside a virtual machine? How does a VM host handle disk writes that requested by the virtualized OS?
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Can't access IIS website inside a VM via HTTPS

I'm running Win10 through Parallels and trying to access a website in IIS from a browser outside the VM. I've added an entry to my hosts file which maps the VM's IP address to "windows", and I can ...
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Is it safe to defrag a virtual machine on an SSD?

As part of my coursework I need to show some evidence (screen shot) of myself defragmenting a computer. Since I missed out doing it at college, I need to do it at home. This requires me to use a ...
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Bootcamp Vs Parallels

Are there any cons to setting up bootcamp on my mac then also using parallels to link to the same VM for fast access but then rebooting into windows to have the power and speed needed for gaming. Also ...
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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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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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Windows 7 says its not a genuine copy as its been installed on multiple machines (although they machines are wiped first)

I have Windows 7 installed on my macbook pro via Parallels virtual machine. Since buying the copy of windows 7 (about 5 years ago) Ive wiped and re installed the OS on my laptop. Each time i dont ...
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Container Console is unavailable in Parallels virtual automation

am trying to access console in Parallels virtual automation for the current container am running. but it show the error Container Console is unavailable. Possible reasons Remote Display is ...
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IDE does not recognize file path on mac parallels

I am trying to create a project on Atmel Studio 6, which is similar to visual studio, but when I run the code, I get the errors: No such file in directory. No input file I am using Atmed Studio on ...
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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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Where did FrontDesk device come from

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine running in Parallels 10 on a MacBook Pro under OSX El Capitan. At one point today, I had a device show up in explorer under network locations...one I've never seen ...
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How to create a Windows 10 Entreprise USB bootable in Parallels key that I can modify with an answers file?

I am trying to create a virtual machine to test an unattended installation of Windows 10 Entreprise. So far I had no luck creating an image or a disk that would boot in Parallels. So far I have ...
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Font issue after upgrade to Windows 10

I have just upgraded my Parallels VM to Windows 10 (previously 8.1). After the upgrade, I noticed that some fonts are not being honoured by Report Builder 3.0 (the SQL Server power-user report ...
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How to access “Security” tab in properties within default Parallels Windows 8 setup?

First of all, I'd like to stipulate that I've tried two methods already (the normal Windows way) to enable the "Security" tab: Gpedit Regedit I won't detail the process any further than that since ...
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How to install a Parallels Windows VM using an answers.xml file?

Is it possible to install Windows on a Parallels (10) Virtual machine while using my own answers.xml file for unattended installation? Following the Microsoft documentation, in order to use the file ...
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Vagrant synced folder on Windows D:\ drive

I am having an issue creating a synced folder on a windows 10 D:\ drive I have the following in my Vagrantfile config.vm.synced_folder "~/code/", "D:/code/" When I vagrant up I see: dev: D:/code ...
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Why not turn on "Enable Adaptive Hypervisor” in Parallels 11

Recent versions of Parallels Desktop For Mac, the configuration has included a checkbox for “Enable Adaptive Hypervisor”. Configure > Options > Optimization > Performance > Enable Adaptive Hypervisor ...
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How do I install Visual Studio 2015 on a Parallels 11 vm?

I've trying for days to instal Visual Studio Professional 2015 on Parallels 11, and I always get this same error message part-way through the process : Setup Failed! Install cannot ...
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Problems with Boot Camp and Windows 7 in Yosemite

I've just installed a SSD drive of 500 GB replacing the superdrive. On it I've installed Yosemite and it works fine. Further I've the original HDD with another OS X Yosemite (in the future it will be ...
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VPN problems in OS X El Capitan with Parallels 11 installed

This problem occurred in the el capitan beta, but only after I've installed Parallels 11. However it might be just an unlucky timing and maybe a new update for el capitan caused it. The problem: I ...
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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 ...
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“Disk quota exceeded” when writing to /tmp, but plenty of space (linux)

i have a VPS. It's managed with the notorious parallels plesk. today i started seeing messages (via wordpress at first, but also from the command line shell), saying: "Disk quota exceeded". ...
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No Windows 10 Upgrade icon in Windows 7 running in Parallels [duplicate]

Clarification: while this question is very much related to other questions regarding Windows 10, it also covers specific aspects relating to using Parallels Desktop. These aspects are not covered in ...
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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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Why can't I open applications that I drag and drop onto OS X Guest VM?

I am running OS X Yosemite. I have a guest VM (Yosemite), that I would like to copy applications onto. It has the same appleID as my host VM. I drag and drop the application from the application ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...