How do I disable the internet in Windows/Parallels?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knobtwiddler, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    #1
    I want to disable internet for Windows 7 which is running in Parallels. Reason: I'm tired of a million apps asking me to update and slowing everything down/checking for updates. Is there a way to still keep Parallels online though so I don't miss their updates? And obviously I don't want to disable internet to the Mac OS. Otherwise, I'd simply turn off the modem.
    Let's see this wonderful community keep its track record up with me.
     
  2. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular

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  3. waynep macrumors 6502

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    #3
    So you don't want your Win virtual machine to have any network access? You could remove the virtual network interface from the VM settings.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #4
    You can disable updates in most applications. You can also use firewall settings to restrict internet access to certain apps.
     

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