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Start Windows

To use Windows programs on your Mac, Windows must be running.

The simplest way to start Windows is to open a Windows program. If Windows isn't already running when you open a Windows program, it starts automatically in Coherence mode.

Important: If Windows was previously shut down, you may need to enter your Windows password.

You can also start Windows by doing the following:

  1. Open Parallels Desktop.
  2. In Parallels Desktop Control Center, click the Power Button below Windows.


  3. Click anywhere in the Windows window that appears.

Windows starts and you can begin using Windows programs alongside Mac OS X.