Removing Parallels from my Apple M2 notebook

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by RobertS100, Aug 5, 2023.

  1. RobertS100

    RobertS100 Bit poster

    I installed a trial version of Parallels and Windows on this computer. - it was the wrong computer.
    Following the KB instructions, I have removed Parallels; how to I uninstall Windows11 - which I assume is taking lots of disk space?
  2. Adeboye Adeotan

    Adeboye Adeotan Staff Member

    Hello RobertS100,

    To remove your Windows 11 virtual machine from your Mac, kindly follow the steps outlined below:

    1. Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
    2. Run the command:
    open ~/Parallels
    3. You should see your Windows virtual machine's .pvm file
    4. Right-click (or control-click) on it to open a context menu or select the file and click the "Move to Bin" option (the wording may vary slightly depending on the macOS version).
    5. To empty the Trash and permanently delete the file, you can either right-click on the Trash icon and choose "Empty Trash" or select "Finder" from the menu bar, and then click on "Empty Trash."

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