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How to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows Guest OS?

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Pro Edition

Question

I need to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows virtual machine.

Resolution

  1. Launch Windows virtual machine.

  2. Disable antivirus software in Windows.

  3. Right-click on Start button > Control Panel > Apps and Features (Programs and Features, or Add/Remove programs for older Windows versions) and remove Parallels Tools if present.

    Or

  4. Proceed with reinstallation.
  5. Restart Windows.

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

  7. Restart Windows again.

  8. Enable your antivirus back.



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