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Installed Consumer Preview in Parallels Desktop on Mac Book Pro

  1. #1


    Ottawa, ON
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Installed Consumer Preview in Parallels Desktop on Mac Book Pro


    First thing I noticed is that mouse clicks do not work. What gives? Could this be a Windows 8 in a VM thing, or a Parallel Desktops issue? I do have the latest Parallel Desktops update (i.e., Version 7.0.15054) and it appears Parallel Tools are installed.

    Anyone try this yet?
    Paul

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I had some trouble with USB until I did the following


    1) ensure VT (Intel Virtualisation Technology) is enabled in the BIOS -- or equiv AMD option if non Intel CPU. Although you CAN run some VM's without this option it can cause problems if it's not enabled.

    2) Disconnect any not needed USB devices at the initial install. After ist boot everything should then be OK.

    3) Install VMware tools (vmware) / VBOX aditions (Vbox) or Parallels tools -- depending on your Virtual Machine software.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Ottawa, ON
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I had some trouble with USB until I did the following


    1) ensure VT (Intel Virtualisation Technology) is enabled in the BIOS -- or equiv AMD option if non Intel CPU. Although you CAN run some VM's without this option it can cause problems if it's not enabled.

    2) Disconnect any not needed USB devices at the initial install. After ist boot everything should then be OK.

    3) Install VMware tools (vmware) / VBOX aditions (Vbox) or Parallels tools -- depending on your Virtual Machine software.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It turned out to the Smart Mouse setting in Parallel Desktop configuration. I already have VT enabled (MacBook Pro), no USB devices were connected.

    Paul
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Installed Consumer Preview in Parallels Desktop on Mac Book Pro
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