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Removing Parallels Tools

Parallels Tools can be removed through a general procedure of removing applications from the operating system installed in your virtual machine.

Removing from a Windows guest OS

  1. Start the virtual machine and log in to the guest OS.
  2. From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. In Windows Vista, choose Control Panel > Programs and Features.
  3. Select Parallels Tools in the list and click Remove.
  4. When Parallels Tools are removed, restart the guest operating system.

Removing from a Linux guest OS

Perform the following actions before removing Parallels Tools:

  • Close all applications in the guest operating system.
  • Disable the 3D accelerated window manager if you use any.

To remove Parallels Tools:

  1. Start the virtual machine.
  2. To remove Parallels Tools, you should connect and mount the prl-tools-lin.iso image and launch Parallels Tools Installer. See Installing Parallels Tools in a Linux Guest OS for detailed information how you can do it.
  3. Follow the Parallels Tools Installer instructions. When prompted to choose the action to perform, select Remove and press Enter.
  4. When Parallels Tools are successfully removed, press Enter to close the window.

Removing from Mac OS X Server Leopard

  1. Start the virtual machine, and log in to the guest OS.
  2. To remove Parallels Tools, you should connect and mount the prl-tools-mac.iso image and launch Parallels Tools Installer. See Installing Parallels Tools in Mac OS X for detailed information how you can do it.
  3. Open the mounted image of the disc and double-click the Uninstall Parallels Tools icon to start the uninstallation.
  4. In the Welcome window, click Uninstall. Enter the password when prompted.
  5. In the Uninstallation window, you can see the process of Parallels Tools being removed from your virtual machine.
  6. In the Uninstallation Completed window, click Restart to finish the uninstallation and quit the assistant.