Question about installing Mojave as Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DebbieS1, May 12, 2022.

  1. DebbieS1

    DebbieS1 Bit Poster

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    I am using Mojave on my Macbook Pro, and want to also install Mojave on my new Parallels app so I can use Adobe Programs that will not run once I upgrade my laptop OS. In other words, I want to install Mojave as a virtual machine in Parallels.

    Perhaps I am being unnecessarily cautious, but when I go to install it using the instructions (open Parallels, under File > New > Free Systems > Install Mac OS 10.16.14 using Recovery Partition) once I click to install it asks me where and gives me two choices: the recovery partition or on the Macintosh HD. It does not indicate that it is installing in Parallels as a virtual machine. This may sound silly, but I want to make sure that I am installing in Parallels, and am not accidentally over-writing my my own laptop system!

    Can anyone verify that this is the correct way to do it. I have asked Parallels customer service themselves, but have not gotten any answers and, on a couple of other questions, they pretty much avoided the questions entirely.

    Thanks in advance,
    Debbie
     
  2. TharunP

    TharunP Bit Poster

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    Hello, Parallels Desktop is asking the location to save the .pvm file and not to overwrite the Mac host OS. You can also follow the steps from this link: https://kb.parallels.com/124786 to install the Mojave virtual machine.
     

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