Uninstalling Parallels and Virtual Machine?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by punkeb, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. punkeb
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    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?
    Thanks much
     
  2. stomer
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    The uninstaller for Parallels is found in the dmg image available on Parallels' web site.
     
  3. punkeb
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    Thanks, will that uninstall my virtual machine with Parallels as well but leave the Fusion Virtual Machine ok?
     
  4. stomer
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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.
     
  5. nikopolidis
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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.
     
  6. punkeb
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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.
     
  7. stefman2
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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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