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    Uninstalling Parallels virtual machines
    I have been running four different Windows XP virtual machines with Parallels on my iMac now for about four years. I no longer need to run the windows machines and need more hard drive space. What is the best way to uninstall these virtual machines?

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    Doesn't Parallels have an uninstaller? It should, it puts things in the System on startup.
    As far as the actual virtual machines, there should be a folder in Documents which you can delete (unless you put them somewhere else).
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    You can also delete the virtual machines right from Parallels - right click the VMs and choose the delete option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    You can also delete the virtual machines right from Parallels - right click the VMs and choose the delete option.
    Thanks! You are correct but I have not used my virtual machines for about a year (they have been on my system for about five years) and I have upgraded my OS a couple of times and am now using OS X 10.9.2 and the Parallels/OS X menu has changed to the point I am having difficulty finding my virtual machines window. But have now found it and right clicking the VMs does offer a delete option. I also went to Parallels web site for their instructions.

    Thanks again for the help.

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