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Here’s How to Fix “Windows is running out of free disk space”

There are lots of things you can do with a Parallels Desktop® for Mac virtual machine (VM) that you can’t do with a physical PC. For example: You can increase (or decrease) the amount of RAM or the number of processors by just moving a slider or using a menu. You can have lots of [...] The post Here’s How to Fix “Windows is running out of free disk space” appeared first on Parallels Blog. … [Read more...]

Can You Run a VM from an External Drive?

At a recent conference for Mac® IT admins, I was asked, “Can you run a VM from an external drive?” Short answer: “Yes, absolutely. I do this all the time.” Longer answer: You have always been able to run a Parallels Desktop® for Mac virtual machine from an external drive. In Parallels Desktop 13, this [...] The post Can You Run a VM from an External Drive? appeared first on Parallels Blog. … [Read more...]

Did the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update “Balloon” Your VM? Here’s How to Fix That!

Microsoft released the long-anticipated Window 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. With new features like the People Bar (as well as Cortana and Edge improvements), many Windows 10 users were looking forward to this update and installed it right away. I was one of those who did so. The features and stability improvements were [...] The post Did the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update “Balloon” Your … [Read more...]

DirectX and Parallels Desktop 13 Support

For a Windows application that does lots of complex or 3D graphics, there are two popular Windows APIs used by the developers of these applications: DirectX or OpenGL. Together with the graphics card in your Mac, these APIs determine the performance of these applications in a Windows VM running in Parallels Desktop® for Mac. Since [...] The post DirectX and Parallels Desktop 13 Support appeared … [Read more...]

OpenGL and Parallels Desktop 13

Every Parallels Desktop® for Mac user wants their Windows applications to run as fast as possible. There are many factors that contribute to the overall speed of a Windows application running in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine: the speed of the processor in your Mac®, the speed of the hard disk or SSD in your [...] The post OpenGL and Parallels Desktop 13 appeared first on Parallels Blog. … [Read more...]