„Use Windows from Boot Camp" - Alternative/Solution on macOS Monterey

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  1. Anna_2

    Anna_2 Bit Poster

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    Hello ! 



    After upgrading to macOS Monterey and starting Parallels 16.5 I was not able to use/connect my - already installed and with previous macOS-versions used - Bootcamp-Partition because the Parallels Installation Assistant did not show the option „Use Windows from Boot Camp" like it traditionally did. 
This issue with Monterey and Intel-based Macs is already documented and there is no (official) workaround listed.

    However I found a small guide to connect a Bootcamp-Partition to Parallels without choosing the mentioned option on the Installation Assistant:
    
https://kb.parallels.com/112941

    The problem with this was, that at the last step I did not know which file to choose as the „Source-File" for the installation. When I simply tried to select the entire Bootcamp-Disc-Partition I could not continue. 
Another thing that seemed not ok to me was that before I could go to select the „Source-File" I got the information that about 17GB of my disc-space would be needed. Since I already used Parallels with the Bootcamp-Partition before the Upgrade to Monterey plus the fact that I actually already have a working Bootcamp-Partition, I should normally not need any additional space or files, at least that's what I thought.

    Has anyone had the same problem or could propose a solution ?

    Thanks in advance for any answer !
     
  2. JWSD

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    Same here with Monterey and P17. It used to work in Big Sur. I cannot see Bootcamp partition in "Source:" in Hard Disk options, and also cannot create a new instance from Installation Assistant against Bootcamp partition.
     
  3. HCLin

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    I have the same problem that I can't see the option "Use Windows from Boot Camp" on Parallels 16.5.1 and Monterey either. My situation in the original post for the alternative of solution is also the same.
     
  4. laembert

    laembert Bit Poster

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    Same problem, Monterey and P17, cannot create vm from bootcamp parrtition.
     
  5. HCLin

    HCLin Bit Poster

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    The problem still remains with Parallels 17. The option "Use Windows from Boot Camp" is still missing.
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, we've already involved Parallels Engineering Team in this case.
    Once we get any updates we will let you know immediately.
     
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  7. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Also could you collect the technical report once the issue reproduced and post the report's ID here please?
     
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  8. nick31

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    Report ID: 383544494 - Experiencing this same issue. I have a MacBook Pro running Monterey and Parallels has always worked fine with that Boot Camp + Windows 10 setup. Got a 2020 iMac, updated it to Monterey, and used Migration Assistant to get everything from that MacBook Pro copied over. Obviously that doesn't include the Boot Camp partition. I did a Right Click > Remove of the old Windows 10 VM. I installed Windows via Boot Camp on the new iMac. When that was all up and running I booted back to macOS and attempted to create a VM in Parallels using the fresh Boot Camp install. Boot Camp is not listed as an option, nor does it appear as a Hard Disk source when following the "Continue without a source" path.
     
  9. TraetonG

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    I am also experiencing this same issue of Bootcamp not appearing as an option in Parallels (17.1.0). This comes after a fresh format and install of Monterey 12.01, fresh Bootcamp/Windows 10 install and being able to boot between Mac OS and Windows, and a lastly a new install of Parallels 17.1.0
     
  10. nick31

    nick31 Bit Poster

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    Any updates on this?
     
  11. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, we have escalated the issue to the Development Team and they are working to address it in one of the future builds of Parallels Desktop for Mac.
    To enable automatic updates, from the Parallels Desktop Menu, select Preferences > General > Download Updates Automatically. Thanks, Parallels Team.
     
  12. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello guys, the newest Parallels Desktop 17.1.1 update has been released recently.
    And it resolves a USB devices connectivity issue.
    Please check the issue and let us know the results.
     
  13. JohnT36

    JohnT36

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    Updating to the latest version worked for me.
     
  14. TraetonG

    TraetonG Bit Poster

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    The 17.1.1 update restored the ability to create a virtual machine from my Boot Camp partition.
    Thank you!!!
     
  15. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    hi, we are happy to hear your issue has been fixed. Please reach us back for any further queries.
     
  16. nick31

    nick31 Bit Poster

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    Checking in to say the issue is also resolved for me, thanks
     

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