How to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows Guest OS?

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Question

I need to reinstall Parallels Tools in Windows virtual machine.

Resolution

How to reinstall Parallels Tools with Parallels Desktop means:

  1. Click Actions button at the top Mac menu. If your Windows is running in Full-screen mode and there's no Mac menu, put the cursor at the very screen top and leave it there for a while or press Option+Ctrl buttons.
  2. Select Reinstall Parallels Tools. If nothing happens open Windows Explorer and double-click Parallels tools virtual CD-drive to start reinstalling.

How to reinstall Parallels Tools from inside of Windows

  1. Launch Windows virtual machine.

  2. Disable antivirus software in Windows.

  3. Click on Start button > cog-wheel Settings button> Apps > Apps and Features (or right-click on Start button > Control Panel > Programs and Features) and remove Parallels Tools if present.

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  4. Proceed with reinstallation.
  5. Restart Windows.

  6. In Mac menu bar click on Actions (Virtual Machine in older versions) > Install Parallels Tools.

  7. Restart Windows again.

  8. Enable your antivirus back.

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