Saturday, July 3, 2010

Parallels VM configuration

Finally got my Parallels VM working.
Turns out Parallels 5.0.9344 doesn't really play nice in the Mac OS 10.6.4 environment. It's hogging memory, so... give it less memory. It has to be physically restricted.
Parallels preferences: Total memory allocated: Manual: 1456 Mb
VM Configuration:
  General: 1Gb memory (I have 4Gb total memory)
  Options: Optimization: UNcheck Adaptive Hypervisor 
           UNcheck autocompress 
           CHECK Tune Windows for Speed
           Optimize performance for Mac OS X applications 
  Options: Shared Applications: UNcheck Share Windows Applications with OS X 
           UNcheck Share Mac OS X Applications with Windows 

  Hardware: Video: Maximized video memory (256Mb on this MacBook Pro).

Removed my Parallels VM folder from Spotlight. 

I'm a bit miffed about the product's crappy support. I had to rely on other users discovered solutions to resolve a serious problem that affects many users.

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