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

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Parallels: Accessing a domain on guest from host

So I have a Windows 10 VM running in Parallels on my Mac. The VM has access to certain restricted domains via a VPN (Pulse Secure) e.g. uat.foobar.com, foobar.confluence.com Is it possible for the ...
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Does Parallels use proprietary drivers or virtualization technology?

This might not be the right place to ask and even a bit of a vague question but I'll try to be as clear as possible. I'm running a MacBook Pro (2016) and I've been using VirtualBox in order to run ...
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Buy a Windows OEM license to gain access to Windows ARM builds in order to play Elite Dangerous

I want to run Windows on ARM via the Parallels tech preview on my MacBook Air M1. If I buy an OEM license for Windows 10 (home or professional?) will I be able to activate the Windows Insider ...
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Not working Windows hosts file (for “localhost” name) in Parallels Desktop 16

I am using Parallels Desktop 16 on my Macbook Pro 15 (MacOs 10.15.7) I am installing the free "Legacy version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10" in Parallels Desktop 16. But I cannot redirect &...
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How to properly use Samsung Magician on macOS in Parallels Desktop? How can I flash Samsung firmware on a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina. I have a Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD that used to be the internal drive of a different MacBook Pro before its logic board died. I've repurposed this 840 ...
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RealVNC server sending a black screen

This is installed on an Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine running on Parallels desktop. I didn't have this issue with 18.04. I have switched the display server to xorg already - but that hasn't helped. I ...
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Since 'Parallels Mounter' has been deprecated, how to mount a hdd file as a volume on macOS?

The files with suffix '.hdd' are virtual hard disk of Parallels Desktop virtual machines. However, since Parallels Desktop 16, the built-in utility 'Parallels Mounter' has been deprecated. This ...
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Is there a way to have a VM on Parallels Desktop and a VM on Virtualbox on the same host where they can communicate

I have Attacker VMs (Kali-via Parallels Desktop) and use Target VMs (Ubuntu via Virtualbox) and want to be able to contain my little network lab where the Targets are only accessible from the ...
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How to install Big Sur Beta on Parallels

How can I install the new Mac OS Big Sur Beta on Parallels? I don't want to upgrade my existing Catalina until the official release of Big Sur arrives, but for testing of my apps I need Big Sur. I ...
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converting parallels pvm files to virtualbox readable

I am having issues with parallels, and so I decided to go forth with migrating my stuff to virtualbox, since it's much better, it has always worked. I've googled ways to convert a pvm file to hdd, ...
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VM keeps losing IP configuration, network adapter has to be reset several times a day

I am running a W10 VM on Parallels on a Mac host. The VM has a virtual ethernet adapter using "shared network" set to automatically assign IP4 address, DNS, etc. The Mac host is connected via ethernet ...
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How to type the less-than character in a Windows app inside a Parallels VM on a Craft keyboard?

I have a new MacBook Pro 16" with macOS Catalina and Parallels Desktop 15 (with a Windows 10 German VM) on it and a Logitech Craft keyboard (German layout) connected to the MacBook Pro via Bluetooth. ...
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How to upgrade my installed Windows 10 Home N to a version WTHOUT N?

I live in Europe. Probably because of EU Regulations, Parallels Pro has installed Windows 10 Home (64-bit) N in my new VM on my new Mac, without asking me which version I want (!). Because Windows ...
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Thunderbird does not start anymore after having restarted Windows 10

I have installed Thunderbird 68.4.2.7327 in a Parallels VM (Windows 10 Home 64-bit). After the installation it worked without problems. But after having restarted Windows, I cannot start Thunderbird ...
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Cannot run Parallels Transporter Agent due to disk errors

I'm trying to clone my old Windows 7 machine to a Parallels VM image, but the Parallels Transporter Agent refuses to work because of disk errors. I've run chkdsk c: /R /F multiple times, but every ...
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Activate Mac Office 11 in Parallels VM - product key madness

Yes, I know it's ancient and no longer supported. However, I'd like to activate Mac Office 11 in a Parallels VM running Mojave. The install was easy, I have my product key, but it wants activation ...
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Issue with mac'os Catalina and parallels

I'm running Parallels VM version 13.3.0 on my mac and ever since I upgraded my mac'os to Catalina, Windows 10 is running very slow on the VM (It just looks very laggy). My mac is running normally good,...
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Unable to Install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

I'm trying to install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE). version: SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi I get the error: "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing ...
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Why am I getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET when trying to access Parallels Windows localhost from Mac?

I have created a port forwarding rule with source and destination port 8081 using TCP and forward to Windows 10 and turned off the firewall on Windows domain network and public network. I start an ...
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Can't install windows10 with Parallels Desktop on macOS Catalina

I have updated my Mac to Catalina, and I want to install a virtual system windows10, but it always failed, can anybody help?
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MacOS Mojave - LaunchAgent plist doesn't run for all users

I have a plist that I've placed in /Library/LaunchAgents which is designed to, for all users, run a script which launches Parallels. (As I'm running an environment with network users, I don't have the ...
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Can't Enable Hyper-V Platform in Windows 10 (on Parallels) - Error 0x80073701

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise on Mac, using Parallels 13.3.2 for .NET development at work. After installing Docker Desktop for Windows, I'm running into Error 0x80073701 when trying to enable ...
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Elementary OS error with rc local orig No such file or directory

rc.local shows rm-fR /var/lib/apt/lists/* mv /etc/rc.local.orig /etc/rc.local exit 0 When ever I try to boot the system I get mv: cannot stat '/etc/rc.local.orig': No such file or directory Don't ...
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Problem with shared folder SAS University Edition on a Mac using Parallels Desktop

I've managed to install the SAS University Edition (SASUE) as a VM on Parallels Desktop 14. The appliance works, but the shared folder is not showing up. I managed to install the Parallel Tools onto ...
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Zoom in and out in Virtual Machine (Windows)

I have a Mac and I use Parallels Desktop where Windows 10 is installed. I want to record a video from screen in Windows 10 (Microsoft Excel). Sometimes, I need to zoom in and out to show a specific ...
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Can I install multi Parallels on my Mac?

Can I install multi Parallels on my Mac? I installed a Parallels with Windows in my Mac, it works fine, but I want to install one more that with Linux System. How can I realize it?
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Parallels does not trigger Turbo Boost on a Mac Book Pro

I've asked this question on PD forum but I think there are more audiences here... Here the question comes :) I tried a simple google search and comes out nothing so I guess few have noticed about ...
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Access synced Parallels directory from Windows 10 bash

Longtime Mac developer and I recently installed Win10 under Parallels to do some light development under a classic ASP project. I have a synced directory on my Mac that I can browse to with Windows ...
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How to get Windows to stop reinstalling a failing update?

I am running Windows 10 in a Parallels VM. It's upgraded all the way from Windows 8 without issues over the years but the April 2018 update has failed repeatedly - each time I have to roll back to the ...
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Parallels - Route trafic thru virtual machine

Scenario: I have a Macosx with a Windows 10 virtual machine running inside with Parallels. This image of Windows is corporative and has a vpn client to connect to internet. I want to send all the ...
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Can I create a Parallels Virtual Machine instance from an existing PC?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Pro where I am not the admin. (The company did the setup and gave me the machine) I also have my personal laptop that is a Macbook Pro and I have Parallels installed. ...
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Cannot fix random reoccurring permission issues in Windows 10 VM

I have started having major permission issues "out of the blue" on Windows 10 Home (10.0.16299 Build 16299). This is a virtual machine running in Parallels on macOS High Sierra. Files or folders ...
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How can I recreate the efi boot loader of a Bootcamp installation?

I was updating my Bootcamp windows 10 (which was running in Parallels Desktop). Something happened apparently (I don't know what), and when I later started the Bootcamp Windows from Parallels, its ...
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Setup a Static IP Addressed Linux network oin Parallels

Our requirement is to have static IPS in our parallel machines for us not to change our SSH hosts for in Ansible. In the Parallels, virtual machine settings are done for Linux. I am using a Host-Only ...
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Ping one parallels machine to another

I have assigned both parallels network adapter to a bridged network. Control Machine 10.171.102.162 Host Machine 10.171.102.161 I can not ping or ssh from the control to the host machine which is ...
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mac parallels win10 expanded to take entire drive

I am running win10 via parallels on mac air 256Gb SSD with the drive split 50/50 for MacOS and Win10. from mac disk utility I see the entire 100+ Gigs being used. In trying to clean up some space, I ...
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Parallels - Disk Access

I have a MacBook Pro. I'm interested in running Windows. I've considered using Bootcamp, but it doesn't meet my needs. This lead me to consider Parallels. My question is, is Parallels a Virtual ...
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Using Parallels on a mac with an external graphics card

I have a 2017 mac book pro with Thunderbolt ports. I am also a heavy user of parallels. As far as I understood parallels are using some kind of a video processing to send the image to the operating ...
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Debian 8: installation step failed - Select and install software

I'm installing the Debian 8 with Parallels VM in the MacBook Pro. I recently upgraded to a new SSD (750 GB) and the configuration is provided below, Untitled: Available: 579.07 GB (579,070,...
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Installing Parallels Tools on NixOS

How to declaratively install Parallels Tools on NixOS which is running as a guest in Parallels for Mac?
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Force see drive letter as local disk

Please note: even if I am mentioning macOS in this question the issue is not related to it. Some background My computer has two operating systems: macOS 10.12.6 Sierra and Windows 10. Disk drives ...
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Can Parallels Desktop on Mac utilize additional video RAM installed in the 'host'?

Wondering if Parallels Desktop running can utilize additional video RAM installed on the host (MacBook) for the virtual machines? In other words if it's worth buying a MacBook pro with more video RAM ...
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Cant add exchange user with Office 2007 in Windows 10 on Parallels on an Apple,

Hi I am a newbie here so lets see how you guys can help please? I have a client with an Apple computer, he is running Parallels in which he has Windows 10 running Office 2007 Enterprise. When using ...
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Prevent Parallels Desktop from recognizing external monitor

I use Parallels Desktop (running Windows 10) and have an external monitor, but I dont want Parallels/Windows to detect/extend to said monitor automatically. I like having my Mac on one monitor and ...
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The network connection in my Windows 10 parallels VM isn't working, what is causing this?

I installed Parallels VM on my Mac and created a Windows 10 VM. I have a connection problem in the Windows 10 VM but not on my Mac. I get the following error: There is no network adapter on your ...
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boot an installed linux virtually on mac

I'm using MacBookPro-Early-2015 OSX-10.10.5 . I have an ubuntu installed in (hd0,gpt3) which boots correctly if I chose it in EFI boot option. I want to boot it virtually from OSX using virtualbox or ...
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Installing Parallels Tools in Kali Linux

Problem When trying to install Parallels Tools in my Kali Linux VM it continues to fail because Kali mounts it with the noexec option. When I run ./install it fails with a permission error. ...
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Vagrant on Mac os and hosts file issue

Editing file /etc/hosts ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## 127.0.0.1 ...
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OS X 10.11.6, Parallels Desktop 12, and Windows 10 - Windows hangs at login screen

I have a Windows 10 Enterprise VM in Parallels Desktop 12 on my MacBook Pro. It was working fine for awhile, but a few weeks ago I inexplicably ran into a problem - the VM boots without issue and ...
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Cores and threads in VM

i know the basic principles of VM, but i'm wondering if there is any issue allocating all cores to a VM. In my case, i have a Macbook Pro with an Ivy Bridge i5, so 2 cores and 4 threads. Using ...

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