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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Upgrade Activation

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Customer Service and Licensing

Note for Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac users

According to the licensing policy, the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is only supported from the following versions:

  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Upgrade
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Upgrade

If your previous version key is for Parallels Desktop 6 or an earlier version, please visit the Parallels Online Store to purchase a full license for Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac:

http://www.parallels.com/store/

ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS

An upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac can be activated:

  1. Immediately after the application is installed and the key is registered.

  2. After it has been activated with a trial key.

1. Immediate Activation

Once you register your activation key, the application will prompt to activate it.

NOTE: Internet connection is required for immediate activation.

  • Please enter your Activation Key (NOTE: Dashes will be added automatically):

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  • Once you enter the key, it will be validated. If the key is valid, it will be marked with a check mark.

If the key is not valid, it will be marked with a red cross sign. Make sure you have entered the key correctly and try again.

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  • If you do not have a previous version of Parallels Desktop installed on your computer, you will also be prompted to enter a full or upgrade key for that version.

At this step, please enter a key for Parallels Desktop 7 or 8. Once the key is validated, click Activate.

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  • If your Mac is connected to the Internet, Parallels Desktop 9 will be successfully activated.

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Manual Activation

If your Mac is not connected to the Internet, you will not be able to permanently activate Parallels Desktop 9 and will only be able to use your non-activated copy of Parallels Desktop 9 for 14 days. If Parallels Desktop 9 is not activated within 14 days, it will be blocked.

To permanently activate Parallels Desktop 9 with a commercial key, you need to connect your Mac to the Internet or proceed with manual activation.

In case your Mac cannot be connected to the Internet, activate Parallels Desktop 9 manually.

  • Once you try to activate Parallels Desktop 9 without Internet connection, Unable to confirm the product license notification will be shown:

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  • Click OK.

  • On the next screen you will see manual activation instructions:

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2. Activating after using trial version of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

If at first you activated Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac with a trial license, you can replace it anytime with a commercially purchased license by following instructions below:

  • Start the Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac application. Make sure you are not in Coherence view mode. Switch to Window view mode using 'Exit Coherence' option.

  • Go to Parallels Desktop and select Activate Product from the drop-down menu.

  • Enter your key for Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Upgrade.

  • After a correct Parallels Desktop 9 upgrade key has been entered the application might prompt you to enter a previous version key.

  • Please enter your previous version key if requested and click on Activate.

If your Mac is not connected to the Internet, see Manual Activation section above.

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