Parallels Desktop 9 won't install...?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by KoolAid-Drink, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    I'm getting this very odd message when I try to install Parallels Desktop. When opening the DMG file that includes the installer, I get this message:

    Parallels Desktop can be installed from a disk image only.
    Please open the Parallels Desktop DMG file and try again.

    I have re-downloaded the DMG from Parallel's website, and the same thing happens. Can anyone confirm if this happened to them? I did a clean install of Sierra, and I'm really hoping I can still use Parallels 9.

    Thanks! See attached below.
    Screen Shot 2016-09-23 at 1.34.03 AM.png
  2. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I was told that only Parallels versions 11 or 12 were compatible with Sierra and older versions wouldn't even install.
    You can check with Parallels for compatibility.
  3. joot macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Sierra is not showing my Mac pro 5,1 system info correctly. Total ram is only 2GB instead of 64GB, 3.32 GHz unknown for cpu, gpu is "Display 3 mb" instead of GTX670 with 4GB ram...doesn't see my wireless card, no wifi
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    My installed copy of Parallels 9 stopped working when I installed Sierra (I was not surprised). VMware Fusion to the rescue...

  5. kryten42 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2015
    In a little world of my own
    Parallels 9 is not working at all under Sierra. It would not start VMs when I had it on the beta releases. I got 12 (upgrade from 11 retail copy that I got cheap).

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