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

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Visual Studio on M1 Macbook using Parallels

My Intel Macbook broke. I was using BootCamp to run Windows and create Windows Forms Applications (so with .Net Framework) using Microsoft Visual Studio. I wanted to buy the new M1 Macbook Air but I ...
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Can I emulate/virtualize Windows x86 in Apple ARM CPUs?

I have a Windows software that only runs in Windows x86 and my current computer has an Apple ARM M1 CPU. I can virtualize Windows 11 using ARM image in Parallels however, the software crashes. Is ...
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I cannot convert successfully VMWare Fusion to Paralles

I have a macOS host and macOS virtual machine on VMWare with the extension .vmwarevm and I wanted to convert it to .pvm Parallels Extension. Parallels was able to do that but it didn't detect any OS ...
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In Kali running on PD for Mac, which shortcut is the copy and paste key?

I've tried ⌘ C , ⌃⇧C , ⌃C , but they don't work. I've been using the right mouse button for times. How can I operate correctly?
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Setting a custom resolution in Windows 11 (Parallels Desktop VM)

I have installed Windows 11 ARM in my Macbook Pro using Parallels Desktop VM and for an specific app the resolution must be exactly 1920x1080 But in the list of resolutions it is not available (...
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Sawtooth Software installation error indicates I have the wrong processor achitecture. My Windows device specifications indicates the opposite

I am running Parallels Desktop on a MacBook Pro (Big Sur 11.5.2) with an Apple M1 chip. I’m trying to install Lighthouse Studio from Sawtooth Software, but it gives me an error message in which it ...
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IBM SPSS AMOS 28 on Windows 11 ARM64

I have a question that is not about statistics, but about running AMOS 28 on Windows 11 ARM64 in general. I have a Mac M1 from 2020 and run Windows as a virtual machine via Parallels. So far I have ...
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Windows 10 license valid for Windows 11?

I have virtualized Windows 11 ARM using parallels. I have registered it using a valid and original Windows 10 professional license but message activate windows is displayed at the bottom right corner. ...
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FTDI drivers in Windows for ARM on Parallels VM on M1 MacBook Pro?

I've successfully gotten a Windows VM up and running on Parallels on my M1 MacBook Pro, and it seems to run Intel apps just fine. But now I need to install the FTDI USB-serial VCP drivers, and ...
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Component: 'WSL Kernel' Error Code: 0x80072f7d on wsl --install

I'm trying to install the Windows Subsystem for Linux within an updated Windows 10 VM (in Parallels on a MacBook), but it partially fails: C:\Windows\system32>wsl --install Installing: Windows ...
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How can I snapshot a VM before booting it for the first time?

I'm running MS trial VM images which are time limited, based on initial boot. MS recommend you store a copy of the downloaded image or take a snapshot before booting: But how can you snapshot a VM ...
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Why does CheckPoint not work with Windows 10 ARM64 and Parallels on MacBook M1?

I installed Parallels and Windows 10 (Insider Preview_Client_ARM64_en-us_21390) on a MacBook Air with an M1 chip. CheckPoint E85.10 does not start in the VM under Windows 10 (error: Connectivity with ...
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Can Apple Silicon run Windows x86?

So I'm very confused. Parallels says they can run Windows on the recent Apple computers with M1 processor, but it seems only Windows ARM can be installed. But it's not clear if I can run regular x86 ...
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How does Parallels allow you to access your camera and microphone on the M1 Macbook?

I have been trying to pass through my camera and microphone to my Arch VM on my M1 Macbook Air via QEMU to no avail. However, just to check if it was possible, I tried Parallels and it worked right ...
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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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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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