The Welcome Window
When you start Parallels Desktop for the first time, you will see the Welcome window that will help you start working in Parallels Desktop. The Welcome window provides you with fast access to the most common Parallels Desktop dialogs and assistants.
Note: Later on, if you do not want to see the Welcome window again, just deselect the Show at startup option at the left bottom corner of the window.
From the Welcome window, you can navigate between the following options:
You can open and view the Parallels Desktop brief tutorials on the Parallels website by clicking the Watch video tutorials button.
You can open virtual machines that are not registered in Parallels Desktop by clicking the Open button. If you open a Parallels virtual machine, it will be registered in Parallels Desktop and added to the Parallels Virtual Machines list. You can also open third party (VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, VirtualBox) virtual machines. If you open a third party virtual machine, it will be converted into the Parallels Desktop format and added to the Parallels Virtual Machines list.