Updating Parallels Tools
The procedure of updating Parallels Tools depends on the guest operating system they are installed in.
In a Windows guest OS
Parallels Desktop automatically checks for new Parallels Tools updates when you start your virtual machine.
If a newer version of Parallels Tools is available, you will see the corresponding message offering you to download and update the tools. Click Yes to download Parallels Tools from the Parallels Update server and install them into your virtual machine. Updating will start right after the download finishes and will prompt you to restart the virtual machine when it is complete.
If you do not want to update Parallels Tools or want to do it later, click No. You will be able to update them later by using the Update Parallels Tools option from the Virtual Machine menu.
Note: If you revert to a snapshot that was made when you had an earlier version of Parallels Tools in your virtual machine, you will also be offered to update them.
If Parallels Tools are up-to-date but you want to reinstall them, select the Reinstall Parallels Tools option from the Virtual Machine menu.
In a Linux guest OS
Before updating Parallels Tools, you should perform the following actions:
In Linux guest operating systems, you should manually check for Parallels Tools updates from time to time.
To update Parallels Tools:
In Mac OS X Server Leopard
In Mac OS X guest operating systems, you should manually check for Parallels Tools updates from time to time.
To install Parallels Tools
When the updating is complete, click Restart to quit the installer and restart your virtual machine.