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Unable to install 3rd-party application in Windows.

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition


Cannot install application in Windows.


Delay in reading the disk causing Windows to generate an error.


Step #1. Exit Coherence

  1. Start Windows virtual machine.
  2. From the Apple menu bar, click on the Parallels icon and select Exit Coherence from the drop down list.

Step #2. Disable Shared Profile to ensure that the installation file resides natively on Windows environment.

  1. Start Windows virtual machine.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the Parallels icon in the menu bar, press and hold the Option (Alt) key and choose Configure.
    • If the Parallels Desktop menu bar is visible at the top of the screen, choose Virtual Machine > Configure.
  3. Click Options and select Sharing.
  4. Uncheck Shared Profile and log out of Windows.

Step #3. Create a new folder on Windows virtual machine and copy the contents of the installation CD/DVD to the new folder.

  1. Start. Windows.
  2. Create a blank folder on Windows desktop and name it Windows Application.

Step #4. Connect the CD/DVD to the Windows virtual machine.

  1. Start. Parallels Desktop.
  2. From the Apple. menu bar, select Virtual Machine > Configure..
  3. Click on Hardware > CD/DVD1.
  4. Select Default CD/DVD. and ensure that there is a check mark on "Connected".
  5. Close the Configuration window.

Step #5. Copy the contents of the installation disk to Windows virtual machine.

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Insert the Windows Application installation disk.
  3. Click on Start > Computer.
  4. Right/Option click on CD/DVD and click Open.
  5. Select all the files and then copy it.
  6. Open the Windows Application folder on Windows desktop and Paste the copied file.
  7. Once copying is complete, find Setup.exe and double click it from the Windows Application folder.

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