How to install Windows 10 on a Mac using Parallels Desktop [instructions]




On Tuesday, at a special event in San Francisco, Microsoft officially unveiled its new operating system, Windows 10 . 1 October the company opened for testing its pre-release versions. Many have already downloaded and installed Windows 10.


For users of Mac, which are not among those lucky and want to “try for a tooth” new release of Microsoft, offers guidance in how to install Windows 10 on a virtual machine Parallels Desktop 10 . To test the build you do not need to use a separate computer. Virtual Machine (VM) allows you to work with “dozens” among OS X. If you are ready to install Windows 10 on a Mac, can begin.
How to install Windows 10 on a Mac:

Step 1: Before you go on, sign up for Windows Insider and download the Windows 10 Technical Preview .

Step 2: Download the Windows 10 Technical Preview VM shell on Mac installed Parallels Desktop 10 . Open the file and copy the file to the folder ~ / Documents / Parallels /.

Step 3: Double click on the Windows 10 Technical Preview VM shell.pvm. Parallels will ask to copy or move a virtual machine, select the first option.


If on a Mac 4 GB of RAM, Parallels Desktop will offer to reduce the size of memory allocated to the virtual machine. Click Do not Change.


Step 4: When the screen you will see the VM standard screen Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), go to the Actions menu and top stop the virtual machine.


Step 5: Go back to the menu Actions menu -> Configure … -> Hardware tab -> CD / DVD 1 page -> Connect to: -> Choose an image file … -> get WindowsTechnicalPreview.iso and select it in the window.

Step 6: Start the Windows virtual machine 10 Technical Preview VM and continue installing Windows 10.

Step 7: After completing the installation of Windows 10, create a new user account and go to the desktop operating system.

Step 8: Now install Parallels Tools, click on the Devices tab -> CD / DVD 1 -> Connect Image … -> find the file prl-tools-win.iso. He’s here, “Programs -> Parallels Desktop -> Contents -> Resources -> Tools». Connect this to the image of Windows 10 Technical Preview VM.

Step 9: In the virtual machine, go to This PC and double-click the DVD Drive (D 🙂 Parallels Tools. Complete the installation of Parallels Tools.

Step 10: After setup, you can turn off the virtual machine and rename it in the configuration window.

See also:

Features of Windows 10, copied from OS X

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