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Old Apr 3, 2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Uninstalling Parallels and Virtual Machine?

I had Parallels installed on my Mac and a Virtual Machine set up. I then installed Fusion and made a Virtual Machine with it. I am MUCH happier with Fusion!!! How do I uninstall Parallels AND the Virtual Machine associated with it? When doing this, my Fusion and its Virtual Machine will be ok, right?
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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The uninstaller for Parallels is found in the dmg image available on Parallels' web site.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, will that uninstall my virtual machine with Parallels as well but leave the Fusion Virtual Machine ok?
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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It'll remove the Parallels application from your machine, but it won't delete your Parallels virtual machine. You'll have to do that yourself. The VMs are usually found in ~/Documents/Parallels/

Uninstalling Parallels will not affect your VMware installation or VMware VMs.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 07:56 AM   #5
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And why did you decide to uninstall Parallels Desktop?
I didn't have such intentions while using this app..
Anyway, I think this Parallels Forum page might help you.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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I hae found Fusion to be much faster and easier to use than Parallels and don't want to have them both on my mac.
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 10:13 AM   #7
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Removing Parallels

That information was extremely useful: I had an older version of Parallels that caused kernel panics every time it was launched after I upgraded my OS. Further, all attempts to replace it by a newer version failed, with error messages saying that the installation could not be completed while the virtual machine was still running, and that I needed to launch Parallels to stop the VM. As launching Parallels immediately caused a kernel panic, I was in a Catch-22 situation.

I searched the Parallels knowledge base to no avail and thought about contacting Parallels support, but apparently they charge for customer support and I did not feel inclined to pay them for a problem associated with their software. Using your information, I have now removed the last vestiges of that program from my computer. Thank you

I intend installing Fusion at this point.
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