Trouble Adding Hard Disk Space to Windows VM

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by JohnM49, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. JohnM49

    JohnM49 Bit poster

    I've followed the instructions in this support document, but to no avail. When I go into configuration settings while the VM is shut down, the hardware options are still greyed out.

    For what it's worth, this is on Parallels 8, which I know is a pretty outdated version at this point. But it's running the latest build (8.0.18619) on a supported operating system (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5).

    The instructions in the article are clearly for a newer version of parallels, but I believe the general steps should be the same. Am I missing something?

  2. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @JohnM49 , please click on the lock symbol at the bottom left and then enter your Mac Password to proceed.
  3. JohnM49

    JohnM49 Bit poster

    Thanks! The lock wasn't the issue - ultimately I had to "stop" the VM, rather than just simply shutting down. It must've been a bug, but I was ultimately able to expand the HD allotment.
  4. Alfena@Parallels

    Alfena@Parallels Pro

    Hello @JohnM49 , glad to know it works.

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