Moving pvm file from one mac to another - will not boot

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by TorA, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. TorA

    TorA Bit Poster

    I have copied a Windows 10 pvm-file from an old iMac to a new iMac 5K, and it will not boot on the new iMac.
    I have tried to migrate with Migration Assistant - no success
    I have tried copy from computer to computer with finder (AFP / SMB network sharing) - no success
    I have tried transfer to a ExFat-formatted USB-SSD and then to the iMac - no success
    All three have same result, I just see the Windows boot-logo, and nothing happends later (no booting-spinner below the Windows boot-logo) (see attached screenshot)

    Anyone have idea how I can successfully transfer this virtual machine from the old iMac to the new iMac without having to reinstall Windows 10 and all software on it?

    I copied from ~/Documents/Parallels to the same path on the other mac
    I have the same Parallels version one both (12.2.0 - build 41591) and same OS version (MacOS Sierra 10.12.5)
    I have verified that the Windows 10 pvm-file still boots up as expected

    Tor Anders Johansen - Oslo, Norway

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  2. TorA

    TorA Bit Poster

    The problem was solved, the VM started successfully after a reboot of the new iMac :)
  3. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

    That's great @TorA, Feel free to reach out anytime. We are here to help! Thanks

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