Using older Windows pvm

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by robbie1, Apr 7, 2024.

  1. robbie1

    robbie1 Member

    can i use older Windows 10 pvm (taken from backups, instead of the current one) with the same Parallels version? I intended to replace it...
  2. robbie1

    robbie1 Member

    I just want to know if a Windows pvm is a complete system which i can swap (something is bad with this current Windows 10).
  3. Nischay Gaya

    Nischay Gaya Staff Member

    Dear @robbie1,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Kindly note that the PVM file is the Parallels Virtual Machine file that contains all files necessary for a virtual machine. You can indeed periodically backup the PVM file and use a copy of it to start your Virtual Machine in case the current Windows run into some issues.
    However, this process might need the user to manually initiate the copying process at regular intervals to keep the backup up to date.

    To ensure a hassle-free and automated experience, we would advise using Parallels Desktop built-in backup functionality such as Smartguard and Snapshot.

    More information can be found through the following links:

    Thank you.

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