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:
- Open Parallels Desktop.
- In Parallels Desktop Control Center, click the Power Button below Windows.
- Click anywhere in the Windows window that appears.
Windows starts and you can begin using Windows programs alongside Mac OS X.