Windows XP is broken now with Parallels Desktop for Mac v18

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by autopro, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. autopro

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    Since "upgrading" to v18, all my Windows XP PVMs have started crashing.
    The problem seems to be related to graphics. And only with certain apps.
    Since XP hasn't changed in 8 years, this is obviously a problem with v18.
    @community: Does anyone have any suggested configurations I can try?
    @parallels: Is Parallels aware of this problem? Is a fix coming?
  2. autopro

    autopro Bit poster

    For those who came here seeking an answer, my ticket was answered by the Parallels team. "it's a bug issue" ... "no available resolution at this time. As a workaround, in the meantime, please downgrade to Parallels Desktop 17. Please wait for the next Parallels Desktop 18 updates and were hoping that will fix the issue."
  3. DanC15

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    This issue was driving me nuts. Finally solved it by disabling Direct3D acceleration.
    From the XP Start Menu/Run... "dxdiag". Pretty obvious what to do after that.

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