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

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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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What is the default sharing option of Parallel in MacOS

In parallels (virtualization over macOS), we have multiple sharing options None, Home Folder, All Disk, Costume Folders I try to understand, what is the default sharing (out of the box) when I newly ...
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Error converting VirtualBox VM to Parallels format

I am trying to convert a VirtualBox VM, but Parallels returns the error PRL_ERR_CANT_CONVERT_OTHER_VENDOR_VM when attempting to run the conversion. I read that this might be due to the hard disk image ...
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Manjaro 19 won't boot as Parallels VM

I'm trying to get Manjaro Gnome 19 to run as a VM in Parallels 15. However, it won't boot. It doesn't throw any errors, it just stops and waits forever after: The only info I've found about something ...
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Cannot leave Fullscreen mode in Vivaldi

I have installed the Web-Browser Vivaldi in a WINDOWS 10 Parallels VM in Coherence mode on a MacBook Pro. I have entered the FullScreen mode in Vivaldi with F11 to view a video in full-screen mode. ...
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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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How to get internet access on Ubuntu via parallels on a Mac?

I was using parallels on Mac and had an Ubuntu image with desktop environment. However, for some testing purposes, I have removed desktop libs (and probably something more) and got only pure Linux (...
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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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How could I use Charles proxy to rewrite parallel guest OS: windows requests

I know how to set up requests rewrite on Mac host os. Not knowing how to overwrite the requests from the guest OS [Windows]. It seems not working for me.
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Issue while installing Kali Linux on Parallels 13 on Mac

I have a problem installing parallels tools on Kali Linux 2017.1: I do not find the Linux headers which are needed by parallels for installing parallels tools. Further, I cannot update parallels but I ...
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Parallels 15 windows 10 can't access anything within command prompt

I have Parallels 15 installed on my Mac OS machines (first time using this software). I'm attempted to run some cmd applications for testing and I'm noticing that in any drive I visit via Command ...
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Parallels Mac OS X: When I click certain links in Chrome, the wrong app opens in my Parallels

Parallels for Mac has a feature where apps can be shared. This behavior is nice, but sometimes Chrome is trying to open Windows versions of apps when I want it to open the Mac OS X native versions. ...
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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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Set up French keyboard (rather than English keyboard) while typing Chinese

I use a Mac with a French keyboard. I have Windows 10 installed on a Virtual Machine via Parallels Desktop. French keyboard works well in Windows 10; what we type on the French keyboard match well ...
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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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Why am I constantly having to troubleshoot the network connection on my VM?

I run Windows 10 Pro on Parallels 14, on MacOS Mojave host system. It's always worked fine but suddenly, the VM is reporting "no internet connection" multiple times a day. Running the network ...
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Unable to send CTRL+ALT+Delete to Parallels

I'm on Parallels with a Windows 10 VM. I tried to send CTRL+ALT+Delete using the Parallels menu: Devices > Keyboad > CTRL+ALT+Delete to the VM at log in screen, but the Windows 10 VM is not detecting ...
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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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