"Old" Parallels user trying to figure out how to work with Catalina/Parallels new ambient

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by PedroS3, May 26, 2020.

  1. PedroS3

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    Hi, group.

    I tried to read other threads, but got no answers to my problem.
    I was an "old" Parallels user, working with Windows 95 with no hassles.
    I then moved to work with Bootcamp, because I was needing no "hard work" on Windows.

    But now, with my desktop computer with OS Catalina, I gave Parallels a new chance... and I like what I see. To work with Windows 10 is total new to me and I found a "major" problem:

    - My Parallels Windows Desktop is EXACTLY the same as my Mac Desktop.
    I really need a "clean Windows, with his "own" Desktop. I need to have "independent" desktops.

    How can I do this? And how can I have "two computers"? Disk partition? How do I do it on Parallels (which configuration)?

    Thanks in advance for enlighten a "poor newbie".
    All the best

    Pedro
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

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    Hello Pedro,
    Are you using Coherence mode?
    Please check this KB article, try to exit Coherence and check the issue.
    Let us know if it's not that case please.
     
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  3. PedroS3

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    Thanks a lot for your reply, Maria.
    I'll take a look at the article and tell you how it goes.

    All the best for ya

    Pedro
     
  4. PedroS3

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    Hello, group!

    With or without Coherence, the Windows desktop has no changes.
    Don't know what to do, now.

    Thanks in advance for any tips.

    Pedro
     
  5. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Problem solver

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    Hello, could you share with us the screenshot of the issue please?
     
  6. PedroS3

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    This is the screenshot you asked me, Maria.
    Every thing I do on the "Windows side" appears on the "Mac side" and vice-versa.
    I am looking for two separate ambients, as if I had two different computers.
    I had it, when I used the "old" Parallels with Windows XP.
    Thanks for your invaluable help.

    Pedro Screen.png
     
  7. Maria@Parallels

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    Thanks a lot for your reply.
    Could you please open the VM configurations -> Options -> Sharing -> Shared folder and choose folders for sharing/or choose none to not share any folders from Mac to Windows.
     
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  8. PedroS3

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    GRRRREAT!!!

    So simple... and yet, so effective.

    Of course it was it!

    Now I have my "two" machines working separately!

    THANK YOU so much, Maria.

    All the best

    Pedro
     
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  9. Maria@Parallels

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    Thanks a lot for your warm words Pedro.
    Please let me know what I can do for you in the future.
     

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