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Does suspending a Parallels Desktop session cause it to run in the background and slow down my Mac?

Asked by shilolo (17998points) April 1st, 2010

I use Parallels Desktop to run some programs that are only written for PC on my MacBook Pro. I can’t tell whether I should shut down the program (and Windows) completely or suspend the session? I only use it infrequently, but I hate to have to reboot Windows every time I do use it. Thoughts?

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jrpowell's avatar

Just suspend it and quit Parallels.

Applications—> Utilities—> Activity Monitor is your friend.

noyesa's avatar

No. Suspension saves the state and completely closes down the virtual machine. It’s sort of like hibernating an actual PC.

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