Is there a way to detect if a Windows app is running within Parallels?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by amirebrahimi, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. amirebrahimi


    I'm a developer and would like to detect whether my application is running on Windows within Parallels on the Mac, so that I can notify the user that this is unsupported. Does anyone know how to do this?

    I'm aware of some of the previous methods (e.g. Redpill) used to detect VMWare or VirtualPC. These don't work on Parallels.

  2. MakcyD


    First of all you may set a check wether there are any Parallels Network Adapter in the system.
    Also there are registry keys HKLM\Software\Parallels and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Parallels and you may detect that this is a virtual machine by presence one of these keys

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