How to optimize MacOS and/or Parallels for exclusively running a Windows 10 VM

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by AnchalN, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. AnchalN

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    I have the following MacBook Pro configuration
    • 2019 MacBook Pro 16" running MacOS Big Sur
    • 2.3 Ghz 8 Core Intel Core i9
    • 32 GB 2667 DDR4 RAM
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4GB and Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
    • 3 external monitors:
      • 1x DP via CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock
      • 2x HDMI via USB C to HDMI cable
    For reasons out of my control I cannot install Windows 10 using Boot Camp so I am running Windows 10 in a Parallels VM.
    I am not doing anything or running anything else in MacOS. I turn the machine on, log in to MacOS, and then start the the Windows 10 VM in full screen and all monitors.
    Since I am exclusively using the Windows 10 VM I want to make it as fast/smooth as possible. So far I configured my VM like so:
    • 2 processors
    • 24576 MB RAM (24 GB)
    • Adaptive Hypervisor checked
    • 512 MB Graphics
    • Resolution = Best for external displays
    Is there anything else I can set/configure/do with my MacOS host machine or the VM to make my Windows 10 VM experience better?

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