Windows 10 takes 10+ minutes to load

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by DonL5, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. DonL5

    DonL5 Bit Poster

    I am running Parallels 14 on an iMac 10.13.6 High Sierra. I have set up the VM for Windows 10 (64-bit) with 2 processors, 4096MB memory, 512MB graphics memory and 100GB hard disk. When I start the Parallels Desktop and launch Windows 10, it takes forever to get to a stable state e.g.
    3:18 minutes to the Welcome screen
    4:28 to the Windows desktop
    10:05 to the last program loaded and everything has settled down.

    I had MUCH better performance with Oracle VirtualBox.
    Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?
  2. Arun@Parallels

    Arun@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @DonL5 , please check if your Windows update are complete and check if that helps .
  3. DonL5

    DonL5 Bit Poster

    Windows 10 version 1803 is up to date
  4. If you have any antivirus/firewall protection enabled on the Mac, please disable it and check for the performance.

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