Click Continue. From the Type: drop-down, select Windows. From the Version: drop-down, select Windows 7 experimental. I opted for 1, which is always a safe bet.
Yet again, click Continue. Click the small arrow next to More Options and decide if you want to have a launch icon on your Desktop for Windows 7, and if you want to share your virtual machine with other users on your Mac. Click Done to begin the installation. Click Next to continue installing Windows 7.
If you have more than one, make sure to select the one that is the size you specified back in step 7 and has the idental number in the Free Space column. Again, click Next.
Windows 7 may reboot itself during this process. Enter a username and computer name in the spaces provided. Click Next. They can always be changed later. Review it if you want and then click Continue. From it, click the Install Parallels Tools button. The Parallels Tools installer will launch. It will install each of the parts of Parallels Tools, and can take several minutes. You might refresh your coffee at this point. Install all of the updates, and reboot again if prompted. You should now have a fully working version of Windows 7 installed in Parallels.
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Here you have a choice.
Either you can simply go through and select the. ISO file containing Windows 8 that you downloaded earlier that is stored locally, or you can burn said. If you decide to burn the DVD, you can simply proceed past this step as the DVD drive is the default location that Parallels looks at when looking for an OS to install, so just hit continue.
This is important. Of course, naming your OS and deciding where to locate the virtual OS on your local drive is important, but more often that not will survive as it is without any tampering. Bear in mind that however many you do, will be deducted from the rest of your machine whenever the VM is in use, so you will notice a hit on performance.
I personally decided on allocating half of my cores to Windows for this exercise, but depending on how many you have, this might not be the best option. Secondly, you have RAM. In the next screen, give your Windows virtual machine a name and choose a location to save it. Click Continue button again. Then go through the standard Windows 10 installation process: copying Windows files, getting files ready for installation, installing features, finishing up.
When setup is finished, Windows 10 will be running as virtual machine in Parallels. When you quite the Parallels app, you quite the Windows 10; when you want to run Windows 10 on Mac, launch Parallels first, then start Windows 10 in it. Your email address will not be published. Important tips: Parallels is a paid software, VirtualBox is free.
However Parallels performance is significantly better and more feature-rich. Software macOS Mojave