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Tips and Troubleshooting

If you're having trouble using Parallels Desktop, check this section for possible solutions.

If you don't find the solution to your problem here, see More Resources.

In This Section

Install Parallels Tools for Seamless Operation Between Windows and Mac OS X

Find Settings

Restore Virtual Machine Default Settings

I Can't Activate Parallels Desktop

Memory Usage Problems

Windows Seems Slow

Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del

My Password Isn't Working

My Virtual Machine Doesn't Boot

I'm Having Problems Connecting to the Internet

Configure 5.1 or 7.1 Surround Sound in a Virtual Machine

I'm Having Problems with Antivirus Software

The F8 Key Isn't Working Correctly

A Password is Required to Open the Virtual Machine Configuration

Windows or Windows Programs Ask for Reactivation

Manage Virtual Machines via Command Line Interface

Change Password in Windows via Command Line Interface

Configuring a Network in Linux

Installing the GCC Package and Kernel Sources in Linux

Checking the Build Number

Send Technical Data to Parallels

Request Support