Running Parallels 8 on OSX Mavericks: possible?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by JacopoC, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. JacopoC

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    Is the last release of Parallels 8 for Mac already compatible with Mavericks OSX? And will it be when the upgrade will be out?
    Of course I mean using OSX as the host OS.
    I use virtualized 64 Windows 7 as the work environment...

    Thx a lot
  2. jlin2820

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    Yes it is compatible. I also had OSX operating system as the host with 64 windows 7 as guest operating system. Windows virtual machine is working just as it did under Mountain Lion.

    I should note that in my Parallels settings on the security tab, "Isolate Mac from Windows" is checked and that is how I have the setting kept. (Sharing files just got too messy for my taste. If I need to share one, I use DropBox).

    Before I installed Mavericks, I shutdown Windows and quit Parallels. From there I downloaded and installed Mavericks. When that was complete, I opened Parallels and Windows and everything worked as before.

    Hope it works as well for you.
  3. JKingsnorth

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    Has anyone running OS X 10.9 tried their Parallels 8 on it yet?

    I'm afraid to update since I have 3 servers that depend on VM's and last time I updated I had to buy an update for Parallels.
  4. daenni

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    I updated to Mavericks. First Parallels 8 crashed instantly. The update to the latest version leads parallels to boot, but it crashed at windows login. Now it works, according to I turned the "better performance" mode on.
  5. MltN2Wndr

    MltN2Wndr Bit poster

    The fix allows me to get working, which is good...I upgraded without knowing it would fix me in Parallels 8, which I guess is good (or bad from a $$ perspective). Scrolling in 9 seems nice and smooth...But what about Battery Life? I assume at some point there will be a fix that allows me to conserve power once again, since that is one of the stated reasons to upgrade to 9...

    I do have MacBook Pro, 15" Mid 2010 model 2.66Ghz Intel Core i7 8GB RAM Nvidia GeForce GT 330, 512MB
  6. ImSeeker

    ImSeeker Member

    Exactly the same model I have. Glad I looked here first before I tried to upgrade to Mavericks.

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