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How to boot into OS X Recovery Mode on Parallels Desktop

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition


This article describes how to boot into your OS X virtual machine's Recovery Mode on Parallels Desktop.

  1. Start Parallels Desktop but do not start your virtual machine.
  2. Open virtual machine's configuration window -> Hardware -> Boot Order.
  3. Enable Select boot device on startup option and close configuration window.
  4. Start your OS X virtual machine, click on the virtual machine window to make it grab the focus and press any key when prompted:

  5. On the Boot Manager window choose Mac OS X Recovery:

  6. Disable Select boot device on startup option when finished working with OS X Recovery.

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