Parallels Tools update hangs at 32% after update to PT 13 / reinstallation fails

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by AlfS, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. AlfS

    AlfS Bit Poster

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    Hi there,
    today I have updated Parallels Desktop today from version 12 to 13. During the update / the tools installation procedure under Windows, the installer hangs at 32%. This lasted over 60 minutes without any progress.

    I had to shut down Windows and restart the virtual machine. Unfortunately, the tools start and the installation process does not restart again. Trying to reinstall this from Parallels Desktop failed without error.

    From Windows side, I can no longer access Mac data, and Coherence mode does not work anymore.

    What can I do, thx for any hint or help
     
  2. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    Sorry I cannot help, but I have the same issue. Parallels Tools installation hung at 32%, and I waited an hour.
     
  3. Purplish

    Purplish Kilo Poster

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    Update: I shut down the Windows VM. Then shut down Parallels. Then shut down my Mac.
    Started Mac. Opened Parallels. Started Windows 10. In the Actions Menu, choose Reinstall Parallels Tools. Look for a small warning box at the bottom right in Windows 10 asking what you want to do. I can't remember the exact wording, but it amounts to "run the file", rather than store the file.
    After doing this, Parallels Tools installed completely. (Then restart Windows.)
     
  4. AdamP7

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    Thanks, Purplish! I had the same issue and have been troubleshooting it for a couple hours with no help from tech support. I followed your simple steps and PRESTO - problem solved. You're a life saver.
     
  5. LeonP

    LeonP Bit Poster

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    Tried your solution, could not duplicate your favorable result
     
  6. AlfS

    AlfS Bit Poster

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for the tips and hints, but unfortunately they did not work for me. The solution was: Go back to the last Windows snapshot before upgrading to Parallels 13. After that, the installation of the Windows tools will start again and will not stay as much as 32%. Fortunately, the snapshot in my case was still "quite young", just a few hours old, so this was not a problem. In any case, Windows 10 now works with all Parallels tools again completely to my satisfaction.

    Thanks again to all the posters,

    Alf
     
  7. LeonP

    LeonP Bit Poster

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    Hi Alf
    Sorry to reveal my ignorance of the Windows world. But how do I get a Windows snapshot prior to upgrading Parallels 13.
     

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