I can't find anything explicitly stating whether this is or isn't possible.
If I can download updates from an external source for manual installation, where do I go to get these updates?
Not only will this save you some space, it will also make any Parallels Desktop 14 updates smaller, so they’ll take less time to download.
Bundled with Parallels Desktop 14, Parallels Toolbox contains a Clean Drive tool.
If you’re upgrading to Parallels Desktop 14 from an earlier version, you’ll save a lot of space.
The exact amount depends on a variety of factors, but this blog post will explain all the new features of Parallels Desktop 14 that can potentially save space (compared to earlier versions), and I’ll show you how much space I saved.
Conceptually, this is shown in the following short animation: Note: This new Parallels Desktop 14 feature is only for Windows 10 and Windows 8 VMs.
The result is that the Windows VM takes less space on your Mac disk.
This allows them to more efficiently store all the information in a VM, including Windows itself, the Windows applications you have installed, and all the data files you’ve created in Windows.
Taken all together, these four space-saving features and tools can recover a significant amount of storage on your Mac.
Let us know in the comments how these worked for you and how much Mac storage space you recovered.
Video 1 – The advice of the Free Up Disk Space wizard for my Mac Book Pro: The savings here depend on which pieces of advice you eventually follow.
The Parallels Desktop 14 application is about 150 MB smaller than the Version 13 application.
Here’s what I experienced on my Mac Book Pro®, which has one Windows 8 VM and three Windows 10 VMs. This wizard will point out some potential storage savings for each of your VMs.