Uninstalling Parallels + XP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by tdaulerio, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. tdaulerio

    tdaulerio

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    Being completely new to this whole concept, Windows XP via Parallels is useless to me until it supports Airport.

    So, how does one remove EVERYTHING that I have installed today. I notice Parallels has created a hell of a lot of files everywhere.

    Is there a simply un-installer?

    How do i get rid of all the XP files too?
     
  2. schmidp

    schmidp

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    it workes for me with airport out of the box.
     
  3. tdaulerio

    tdaulerio

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    how did you set it up to connect via airport dude?
     
  4. ms @ parallels

    ms @ parallels Parallels Team

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    Sorry but now completely uninstaller in unavalibale, but you can remove files by hands.
    There is list of directories which you can remove for "uninstall" Parallels and Xp.
    1. /Applications/Parallels
    2. /Library/Parallels
    3. /Library/StartupItems/Parallels
    4. /Users/<your name>/Library/Parallels

    That's all. After this you must reboot for unload drivers (or run sudo /Library/StartupItems/Parallels/Parallels stop). And you system become as clean of Parallels.

    PS: If you using non-standart location for VirtualMachine you must run Parallels, select configuration and run "Delete VM Wizard" before removing Parallels.
     
  5. schmidp

    schmidp

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    i did nothing special, i briged the network to en1 and windows just got an ip from my dhcp server.
    worked out of the box as i said.
     
  6. tdaulerio

    tdaulerio

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    woohooo
    It works connected via Airport! How cool!
     
  7. daveschroeder

    daveschroeder

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    This shell script will remove ALL of Parallels from your computer, INCLUDING your VMs:

    #!/bin/sh
    sudo /Library/StartupItems/Parallels/Parallels stop
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Parallels
    sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Parallels.pkg
    sudo rm -rf /Applications/Parallels.app
    sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/Parallels
    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/com.parallels.Parallels.plist
    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Parallels
    sudo rm -rf ~/.parallels_settings
     
  8. eevyl

    eevyl

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    That won't work as of beta6 as it installs a bunch of kernel extensions. I really hope Parallels releases an uninstaller as I don't like to keep kernel extensions around if I have to uninstall the app for one reason or another.
     
  9. missiled

    missiled

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    Sooo...

    Will this script work or not for Beta 6?

    I still find it completely unbelievable that Parallels is on Beta #6 and STILL hasn't released an approved uninstaller.

    Parallels is getting massive compliments for how frequently they're releasing upgrades, and how well they're listening to "potential" customers' requests - EXCEPT FOR AN UNINSTALLER.
     
  10. backtothemac

    backtothemac

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    Dude, chill. Run the script that is provided in this thread, and follow the instructions, and you will not have a problem. If you don't know enough about OS X to do this, then I would suggest that in the future, don't use beta software and you won't have any problems. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Djoh

    Djoh

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    Didn't all versions install Kernel Extensions? Don't be afraid, kernel extensions go away when you move them out of the appropriate folder (ie. remove /Library/Startup Items/Parallels) and restart. it's quite safe, like the man said, try it and you'll see how easy it is.
     

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