Parallels 16 upgrade issues - multiple problems, dont upgrade!

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by WarrenH3, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Dott.V

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    Parallels fixed the crash I reported almost immediately. Since then Parallels Desktop 16 has always worked well; it worked fine in macOS Catalina and works great, like a bolt of lightning :), now that I have Big Sur installed, although my 27 '' (late 2013) iMac is not supported and I had to use Micropatcher to install.
    An important tip: if you have a Fusion Drive try to transform it into an SSD as soon as possible. After eliminating Fusion Drive, so, replacing the internal mechanical HD with a great 2TB SSD, I used Apple's original internal SSD, 128GB, to place the Windows 10 Pro VM.
    YOU HAVE NO IDEA how Winzozz now start-up immediately and runs fastly!!! Before, instead, with the Fusion Drive, loading was very heavy since Fusion Drive must first transfer the VM to the 128 GB SSD. If a Mac is nearly empty, the VM stays in the Fusion Drive SSD, but if you have a lot of data ... then the VM goes from Hard Disk to Solid State Disk and it's pains.
     
  2. ThomasS62

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    Looking at the problems with parallels 16 ( on my Mac its also not running), I wonder if parallels has a QA/QC system in place or if its just NORMAL to sell software that doesn't work?
     
  3. ThomasS62

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    Looking at the problems with parallels 16 (on my Mac its also not running), I wonder if parallels has a QA/QC system in place at all or is it just NORMAL to sell software that doesn't work? And not doing anything about it. In fact it becomes dangerous to even use a Mac and being dependent on MAYBE Parallels works...
     
  4. johngrins

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    Thanks for the post. I got no other responses from my question above. I haven't yet re-attempted the upgrade from DT15 to DT16. Don't know what experiences people have with Big Sur and DT15 or the best sequence to upgrade.
     
  5. Dott.V

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    See that the problems I had had were fixed by Parallels right away. Also because every time Parallels Desktop crashed, I sent the bug report.
    Since then, and almost a year has passed... and Parallels Desktop 16 has always worked very well in my iMac 27'' (late 2013, Apple OTA improved) Parallels Desktop always improves after every update and is working perfectly even with macOS Big Sur that I have installed via the Micropatcher 0.5.1, as my Mac is not officially supported for Big Sur. I have to say, in fact, that Parallels Desktop works even better with Big Sur.
    I make a clarification:
    if you have Macs with Fusion Drive you have to resign yourself to a slow start of Parallels Desktop since Fusion Drive copies the entire virtual machine to the SSD disk each time and then starts.
    I solved it by deleting the Fusion Drive and inserting an internal SSD instead of the mechanical Hard Disk and (hear hear ...) placing the parallels Virtual Machine (Winzozz 10 Pro) on the 128GB Apple SSD disk that belonged to the Fusion Drive. The tests say the 128 GB Apple SSD of the iMacs (late 2013) reads at 700MB / sec. and writes at 400MB / sec. So! Now, Winzozz 10 Pro starts like lightning and runs flying :)
     
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  6. AndreaB16

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    same issues here with latest NX. it is all very annoying. how can we have them fix it quickly?
     
  7. johngrins

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    For reference installation of DT16 16.1.3-49160 still doesn't result in a usable Windows environment. I upgrades to BigSur (perfect no problems) thought I'd try DT16 install now with Big Sur. Installation process was straight forward, downloaded, installed, launched Windows VM, DT tools automatically installed, rebooted VM, Quicken will not launch, just hangs. Like before can't force quit Quicken, or Windows, have to restart Mac OS to recover. Rolled back to DT15 and DT Tools, everything works fine. 2018 MacMini with 32gb. Windows VM (not bootcamp).
     

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