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

Many issues with using Parallels Desktop can be solved by installing Parallels Tools.

Parallels Tools help you work with Windows in the most comfortable and efficient way. With Parallels Tools, you can:

  • Move the mouse seamlessly between Windows and Mac OS X
  • Synchronize the Windows time and date settings with those of Mac OS X
  • Share your Mac OS X disks and folders with Windows
  • Copy text and drag and drop objects from Mac OS X to Windows and vice versa

Important: Once you install Parallels Tools and restart Windows, you don't have to do anything else. Parallels Tools automatically just work, without any action or configuration on your part.

To install Parallels Tools:

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Choose Actions > Install Parallels Tools and follow the onscreen instructions.

For more information on installing and updating Parallels Tools, see Parallels Tools for Windows.

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