Can you downgrade from 19 to 18 with no ill effects?

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by JohnS143, Aug 24, 2023.

  1. JohnS143

    JohnS143 Bit poster

    Sorry but 19 isn't ready for prime time. My VMs are pausing randomly and it makes getting work done very interesting when it snaps back and all the sudden everything you did gets applied instantly. Especially when working on large Excel spreadsheets and you moved the mouse when it comes back your somewhere else entirely different than you expect. This never happened under 18. Just want to make sure it's good to switch back without destroying my VMs.

    Thanks for any help you can give.
  2. Trishna Oobeyram

    Trishna Oobeyram Staff Member

    Let us inform you that you may switch back to Parallels Desktop 18 without any effects.
    Your virtual machine will not be affected.
    However, you need to make sure that all your virtual machines have been shut down before downgrading, to avoid any corruptions.
    You may download Parallels Desktop 18 here.
  3. YauhenS

    YauhenS Bit poster

    I have the same result with v19, downgrading...
  4. VictorN6

    VictorN6 Bit poster

    Well, version 19 works perfectly for me...
  5. StefanL5

    StefanL5 Bit poster

    The dock just shows up on V19 and cant be blocked, even though its fullscreen and should stop all shortcuts/interactions with macOS.

    All updates are introducing major bugs with Parallels. Even though macOS is a super restricted OS, its hard to fathom how a software is basically never tested.
    Its a miracle if Parallels works once. On a fresh macOS installation.
    Once you change ANYTHING there is a nearly 100% chance that Parallels breaks. (macOS update, parallels update, changing permissions, changing Monitor/Dock Setup)

    This is by far the worst software I have ever used.
    If I could use any other software for using Windows on macOS ARM reliably, I would in a heartbeat.
  6. BogdanC

    BogdanC Junior Member

    I find the reminder to download version 19 very annoying. It pops up every day.

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