How to install apps from AppStore in macOS VM?

Discussion in 'macOS Virtual Machine' started by TOMO-ONE, Jul 15, 2023.

  1. TOMO-ONE

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    I just test Parallels on my MacBook Pro M2. I installed MacOS VM and want to install some apps (iMovie etc.). How can I archive this? Registering my Apple ID is not possible (it's a known limitation).
     
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  2. Aries@PF

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    If you can't get the AppleID logged in, then I don't think that is possible without simply downloading the correct installer manually, but that's not what you're asking to do.
     
  3. TOMO-ONE

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    I don't know where to download iMovie, Photometer and other apps. AFAIK installation is only possible via AppStore.

    BTW: It is a Parallels limitation not to be able to login with an Apple ID. See https://kb.parallels.com/128867 (no. 13).

    A VM where I cannot install (standard) apps looks useless for me. :-(
     
  4. Mr. C.

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    I've had good luck installing the app on the Host system, and then dragging the app to the Guest system.
     
  5. TOMO-ONE

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    I just try it with iMovie. Drag and drop was not possible - only via a shared folder. But iMovie dos not start - graphics is not supported. :rolleyes:
     
  6. _Q_

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    same problem here.
    I have just bought Parallels and installed Sonoma MAC OS as a guest OS. Using a Sonoma M2 MBP. App store in the guest OS isn't working; also, the apple id is not logging in. Error : "The action could not be completed" when trying to login with apple id.

    Any ideas how to install apps in the guest OS with the apple store ? also how to sync my guest Mac OS with my apple id notes , contacts, etc ?

    Thanks a lot!
     

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