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Master Geek
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Topic # 100957 21-Apr-2012 14:54
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Trial Expired - How do I uninstall windows if I cant use Paralells?

My trial period is over for Paralells Desktop 7 for Mac (installed on a macbook air). I had installed this and then setup a virtual windows 7 environment and had Office 2010 running in that. I now want to remove the Windows 7 and Office 2010 installs and then completely uninstall Paralells Desktop 7 also.

How do I do this? I cant get to the windows environment to install Office 2010 and I cant get to Parallels to uninstall Windows 7 environment? Or am I being very stupid - is is just a case of uninstalling Paralells and this will also remove Windows 7/ Office 2010.

Would really appreciate some advice! Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 612867 21-Apr-2012 16:58
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Easy as. You can delete the Windows install by simply deleting the file with the same name as the virtual machine in ~/Documents/Parallels (open Finder and choose Go > Go to Folder and type that in). The file contains the entire Windows VM so you don't need to do anything else except uninstall Parallels.

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  Reply # 612880 21-Apr-2012 17:25
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Brilliant!. Thanks heaps. Very easy :)

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