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Oracle Developer or Oracle Forms will not run in a Parallels virtual machine

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


  • Oracle Developer and Runtime 2000 will not run in a Parallels Virtual Machine (VM). I have been on the forums and tried all resolutions that I know without any success. Whenever the software is started the error "Oracle developer runtime 2000 has stopped working" with an app crash as description pointing to the ui.dll

  • I am able to run Oracle Forms 6i in 32 bit Windows 8.1 VM but not in 64 bit Windows 8.1 VM. I can run them on a PC but not in Parallels Desktop VM. The form builder application crashes(see attached).


  • Incorrect keyboard layouts in Windows guest system

  • Third party application (Oracle Developer, Oracle Forms, IBM personal communication software) do not properly handle custom keyboard layouts.


Method 1:

Windows virtual machine (or Bootcamp Windows virtual machine) should be reconfigured to use only windows built-in keyboard layout.

  1. In Windows go to Control Panel > Language.

  2. Click on Add an input method, then find US keyboard layout.

    (Click on Add button after US layout is selected)

  3. Remove United States (Apple) - Parallels.

  4. Restart Windows VM.

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