Parallels always running on MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RDAR, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. RDAR, Apr 9, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013

    RDAR macrumors 6502

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    is it safe to always have parallels running incase I have to use a windows program so it opens right away? will it have an effect on the CPU or RAM if its always on. I mean like this picture here, where I can just access like a little start menu on the top and run windows programs whenever I want without waiting for parallels to open up
     
  2. FHayek macrumors member

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    I believe you can configure Parallels not to use any Windows resources when idle. I keep P8 & Win 7 open all the time and often shows that I'm not eating any of my CPU power.
     

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