I have spent 3 days trying to install a macOS virtual machine. I have macOS Sierra (with all patches) on my machine (the latest the hardware will run) and Parallels Desktop 13 (with all patches). I have spent hours reading the forums and reviewing the Parallels documentation. When I follow the instructions the result is always the same - no usable macOS virtual machine. Here is one example of what I have done. No matter what path I follow the result is always the same. 1. Start Parallels Desktop 2. From Parallels menu select New 3. On popup window Skip Download and Install of Windows 10 4. On popup window Scroll over to right an select Install macOS 10.12.6 Using Recovery Partition (incidentally, I don't want Parallels using the Recovery Partition for any reason but this is the default way that Parallels documentation says to perform this step) 5. Press Continue 6. Confirm Install from Recovery Partition and press Install 7. Pop window changes to Creating and then a new popup window appears that seems to be doing a macOS install. 8. Choose English from the language selection dialog and press right-arrow 9. A macOS Utilities dialog appears. This is always the end point - it is not possible to proceed past this point. Also the pointer is now captured in the popup window (why that happens makes absolutely no sense, but Parallels has long done that nonsense) 10. None of the macOS utilities make any sense. I have already completed a macOS install. But here is what I am presented with: Restore from Time Machine backup - why would I want to do that? Reinstall macOS - I thought I just installed macOS, why would I want to do that? Get help online - Why would I want to do this, my problem is with Parallels not macOS Disk Utility - Why would I want to use that utility? So there is nowhere to go except to go to the macOS Utilities menu at the top of the popup window and select Quit macOS Utilities 11. Now I get a dialog that says Are You Sure You Want To Quit macOS Utilities? The only choices (which make absolutely no sense) are: Choose Startup Disk Cancel Restart If you choose Cancel you go right back to macOS Utilities If you choose Restart you end up right back at the same place in macOS Utilities If you choose Choose Startup Disk you get an empty dialog titled: Choose Startup Disk 12. If I Quit macOS 10.12.6 and restart Parallels Desktop you end right back at the same place. 13. If you follow a different install path after starting Parallels Desktop you end up right back at the same place. There does not appear to be any way to install and use macOS from Parallels Desktop. If there is a way to do that please elaborate.