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How to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows Guest OS?

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac


  1. Launch Windows virtual machine.

  2. Disable antivirus in Windows.

  3. Open Control Panel > Programs and Features (or Control Panel > Add/Remove programs if you are using Windows XP) and remove Parallels Tools if present.

  4. Restart Windows.

  5. In Mac menu bar click on Actions (Virtual Machine in older versions) > Install Parallels Tools.

  6. Restart Windows again.

  7. Enable your antivirus back.

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