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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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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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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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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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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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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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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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Parallels Plesk: Add domain alias to a sub domain

I would like to add a domain alias to a sub domain in parallels plesk 11.5. I am able to do it from /var/www/vhost/sites.adomain.com/conf/vhost.conf But i want to do this from parallels panel. ...
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Make Mac Parallels IIS website accessible from Internet

I am developing an e-commerce site that is nearly finished, last thing I need to do is debug an issue with a callback from the payment gateway. I am running Windows through Parallels Mac and want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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How to Share Builtin Mac Bluetooth with Windows 7 VM through Parallels 8

There seems to be a lot of noise on how to do this. This tutorial should be all that there is: http://kb.parallels.com/en/114686 But when I go into device manager on Windows, the driver cannot be ...
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parallels accessing arbitrary port on host os from guest os

I'm running Windows 7 inside of Parallels on Mac OS X 10.7.5. No firewalls have been setup. From the Mac end, to work remotely I need to VPN into my corp network. Then I use SSH Tunnel Manager to set ...
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Need help setting up bind in OSX for browser testing in Parallels Windows XP VM

Ok, this will be a somewhat lengthy question. First, some background: I am developing and testing websites on a Macbook (OSX Lion), using Parallels to run various installs of Windows for IE testing. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Can I Boot My PenDrive Linux using Parallels (Mac OS X)

I have a persistent Ubuntu 10.04 installation on a 8GB PenDrive that I use to boot on Windows computers. However I cannot boot this setup from my Mac. (Will look into using rEFit) I have been trying, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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macbook pro windows boot and virtualize off usb drive

I want to raid two usb3 flash drives install windows onto it this new volume and be able to virtualize it or boot off of it. Any thoughts? I've heard parallels can run a bootcamp install virtually. ...
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How to use your keyboard layout on Parallels Desktop? (This is the third time I ask)

I have made a custom keyboard layout using Ukelele. Using Parallels desktop is a pain since them because the keys are different from what I'm used to. How do I use that keyboard layout on Parallels?
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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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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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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 ...