Parallels is a tool that allows the Mac user to run Windows Vista. Parallels allows you to use Windows PC software on your Mac machine, as well as perform any other function Vista is capable of. Parallels also lets you choose between seeing the Windows desktop in place of the Mac desktop and viewing Vista in its own window. This tutorial is meant to enable you to use Parallels in an informed and confident manner.
Upon completion of this 1-on-1 training, you will be able to:
Once you are logged in, the screen looks like any other Vista computer (see below). The cursor will change colors depending where you are working. Pressing Ctrl + Alt will release the mouse from Vista and allow you to use it for Mac OS X.
If you do not have a two button mouse, try one of the following:
To exit Parallels safely, the proper steps must be followed.
Click Help > Parallels Desktop Help on the Menu Bar.
Online technical support from Parallels is available here. The troubleshooting wizard is particularly helpful.