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Using Ctrl+Alt+Del in Windows virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition

Symptoms

Windows in Parallels Desktop virtual machine is asking to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on:

However it doesn't work when I press these buttons.

Cause

On most Mac keyboards the Delete key works as Backspace in Windows. To make it work as Windows Delete key you need to press Function (Fn)+Delete.

Resolution

Please press Function+Control+Option+Delete buttons:




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