Importing a VHD into Parallels 7 for Mac (Mountain Lion)

Posted on 2012-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-20
I have a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 VHD that I want to load into my Parallels 7 Mac virtual environment, which runs on my Macintosh MacBook Pro.  

I have already installed and successfully used my Windows 7 OS in my Parallels 7 Mac virtual environment.

What are the steps that I need to take to make Parallels 7 load my VHD file?
Question by:Scalesoft
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    by:Rainer Jeschor
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    Parallels is designed to import virtual machines rather than virtual hard disks. A VHD is just the hard disk, and doesn't specify anything about the machine.

    Try this in the terminal, this will convert it for you. Change your_disk_image.vhd to the location  + name of your .vhd.
    $ /Library/Parallels/Parallels\\ VM\ your_disk_image.vhd

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