This VMware Fusion virtual machine cannot be converted to the Parallels format (Solved)

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Coldzer0, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Coldzer0

    Coldzer0 Bit Poster

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    Hello all

    i was using a VMware Fusion 10 (windows 10 VM) then i try to convert it to Parallels

    but it didn't work

    it says
    "This VMware Fusion virtual machine cannot be converted to the Parallels format because it is running"
    i shutdown the VM probably and i done it several time

    but i can't convert even using the terminal command to force converting

    i've read that VMware Fusion make some edit to it's VM files so Parallels can't convert it so the user have to stick with them


    please i need to convert it ASAP


    thanks in advanced
     
  2. Shathish@Parallels

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    Hello @Coldzer0 Parallels Support Here! There will be certain steps you need to follow before converting into Parallels Virtual Machine. First, you need to uninstall the VMWare Tools completely from the virtual machine and have to shut down the virtual machine. I would request you to refer this Blog and Knowledgebase article for more information. Thanks, Shathish
     
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  3. Coldzer0

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    thanks so much this Blog helps a lot
    u guys 've a great tool , really fast and stable .

    thanks again .
     
  4. Shathish@Parallels

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    Hello @Coldzer0 Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are always here to help you. Thanks, Shathish
     
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  5. MarcR7

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    Hello all,
    unfortunately I am facing the problem still. VMWare Fusion 8.5. and Win 10 running.
    Tried to uninstall VMware Tools several times and shut down virtual machine completely - also removed the hard disk skip ... but still the same error.
    Looking forward to you assistance.
    Beste regards
    Marc
     
  6. Shathish@Parallels

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  7. MarcR7

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    Hello Shathish, I followed the instructions of the block post several times ... and I used VMware Fusion to "Shutdown" the virtual machine and made sure all VMware Tools have been deinstalled up-front.

    Still the same error !
    Best regards
    Marc
     
  8. Meenakshi@Parallels

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    Hello MarcR7, please reproduce the scenario wherein the resolution limit is shown, generate a Problem Report ID http://kb.parallels.com/9058 while the said scenario is being displayed (very important) and reply with the same. We'll then investigate.Thanks!
     
  9. MarcR7

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    Hello Meenakshi, Problem Report ID is stored and send - 231601307
     
  10. DanielC11

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    I've found that if I use VMWare Fusion to clone the machine and then use Parallels to convert the clone works! Hope that helps!
     
  11. TimothyS6

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    I am having the same problem, trying to convert a VMware fusion Windows 10 virtual machine to Parallels 14. I've uninstalled VMware tools, shut down the VM several times, but still get a message saying that it can't be converted because the VMware VM is still running.
     
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  12. sbboch

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    I also have this problem
     
  13. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

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    Hi @TimothyS6, can you please try this terminal command:
    /Applications/Parallels\ Desktop.app/Contents/MacOS/prl_convert OS_X\_10_10.vmwarevm/Virtual\ Disk.vmdk --force --no-src-check --no-reconfig --allow-no-os
     
  14. JohnK31

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    I tried the above command and I got this response
    "The source virtual machine or disk is neither a third-party virtual machine nor a third-party virtual disk."
    What should I try now?
     

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