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How to start my virtual machine?

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  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition

How to start my Virtual Machine?

You have successfully installed Windows virtual machine as described here, but cannot find a way to start it.

Double click on Shortcut

There are several ways to start your virtual machine. If you have a virtual machine shortcut on your Desktop just double click it:

Start Virtual Machines from Parallels Desktop application

  • Make sure you have Parallels Desktop running. Find it in the Dock:

Or in Launchpad:

Or in Spotlight:

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Or in the Applications folder.

  • After you have your Parallels Desktop started, right-click on the Dock icon and click on your virtual machine name at the top:

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  • Or click Control Center to see the full list of virtual machines:

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and click Power Button to start the virtual machine:

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