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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.

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  3. Click anywhere in the Windows window that appears.

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