Everything that you think can be done on a Windows Machine can now be easily done on a Mac too. Today, I purchased my first ever MacBook Pro 16″/32GB with touch bar whilst the MacOS itself is an awesome operating system, superfast, no errors and pretty smooth I still wanted to use Windows but not on another laptop hence I decided to migrate my entire Windows-system from a (Latitude 7390 2-in-1) into Parallels on MacOS.
Parallels is a software for MacOS that allows you to run multiple virtual machines simultaneously from the comfort of your MacOS.
Before you begin the migration process, please take a look at this link while the process will be very smooth but should you encounter any errors I suggest you make sure it meets the basic requirements.
- Download Parallels from (here) and Install it on your MacOS.
- On your Windows PC, download the Parallels Transporter Agent for Windows PC from (here). Install, and reboot.
- Then open the Parallels Transporter Agent and you will be given two options.
a) Migration using External Drive
b) Migration over Network
Migration over the network can be pretty slow given the fact that we are going to migrate at least 300 GBs of data therefore for this example I used option A (migration using disk).
- Make sure your PC is connected to an external power source.
- Delete all junk files, and unwanted large files to make the process quick.
- Select the System Only or System and files option to copy them to External Drive.
- Provide the name and destination for the file where you are saving it.
- You can also enable the Automatic Logon for having access to Windows without a password anytime Windows is started or restarted.
- Parallels Transporter Agent will start transferring the data to External Drive.
- On your macOS, open the Parallels Desktop application. Click on the File menu in the menu bar and choose New option.
- In the Create New window choose the Transfer Windows from a PC option.
- This next window will have a bit of an introduction about transferring a PC. Click on the Continue button to get to the next step.
- Now it will provide two options and since we are using a migration using a disk, we will choose the External Storage option.
- It will automatically search for a transferred PC file in the external storage. If it fails to find the file, the user can click on the Select Manually button.
- Search for the Windows file in your storage and open it.
- Allow the access for Parallels Desktop to access the removable volume.
- Finally, it will start transferring your PC from the file. Once it is completed, you will be able to use the Windows on your macOS.