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Cannot launch any application in Windows virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

After restoring a virtual machine from Time Machine backup, I am unable to launch any application. The "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005)" error message pops up:

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Cause

The issue is caused by Windows updates.

Resolution

Delete some of Windows updates:

  1. Open Start menu and past the following string:

    wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2859537
    
  2. In case the update will be found you will be prompted to delete it. Please delete it.

  3. Paste following strings one by one and delete updates if they are installed:

    wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2872339
    wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2882822
    wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:971033
    
  4. Restart Windows after deleting updates above and check the issue.



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