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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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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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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?
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Convert VMWare image to Parallels

Is it possible to convert a VMWare image or the vmdk files to a Parallels VM without booting the image in VMWare and installing the transporter client. I downloaded a virtual appliance running linux, ...
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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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Attempting to create a bootable USB in order to install windows 7 on Parallels (with my MacBookPro)

Recently updated my OS and am having to re-install some vital programs. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 as my OS for the virtual machine within Parallels. I am working with an iso file, and am ...
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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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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, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the recommended Mac desktop VM software for Linux guests?

(This question was originally posted at Server Fault, but Super User seems a more appropriate place to ask.) I use a MacBook Pro as my primary machine, but my work targets Linux servers. I'm ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?

I'd like to run a virtualized Ubuntu instance under Mac OS X (10.6). I've used VirtualBox in the past, but am looking for something that will be faster, and don't mind paying for either Parallels ...
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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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Can I share a VM between Parallels on Windows and Parallels on Mac?

I suspect the answer to this question will be 'no,' but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I use Parallels Desktop on my Mac to run a small CentOS installation for development work. I own Parallels ...
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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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Convert VMWare Fusion 5 Virtual Machine to Parallels 8

I'm currently a VMware Fusion 5 user (running XP and Win 8 Virtual Machines), but our shop is standardizing to Parallels 8. Is there a way to convert a VM from Fusion to Parallels? I'm looking to ...
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Why does the control key no longer work when selecting text in a Parallels virtual machine?

In Windows 8, the control key is helpful for navigating and selecting text. Ctrl-arrow skips words, and ctrl-shift-arrow selects a word at a time. I created a Win 8 virtual machine using Parallels 8 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't type lowercase “q” in parallels

When I type a lowercase "q" in any program on the Parallels side of my iMac, the parallels desktop disappears, and all of the open program windows appear to be floating in front of the Mac desktop ...
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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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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Simulating an UNC path with a leading dot

Being a C# .NET Windows Forms developer, some customers are running our applications on an Apple OS X Mac inside a Parallels virtual machine. Parallels presents host folders to the guest Windows as ...
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Mac Parallels - Bridged network

I am new to Apple and my task is to install VMs on a Mac server. I am trying to install 4 VMs and I want them to have separate IPs and be visible on the network as separate machines. What are my ...
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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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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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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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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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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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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 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 ...
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Filezilla installed on a Parallels' Virtual Machine connects but does not retrieve directories

I have Windows XP Service Pack 3 installed on a Mac running Parallels 6. Everything works fine except for FTP programmes (ie Filezilla, CoreFTP etc). If I connect from my Mac directly using Filezilla ...