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How to install or upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9

  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac
  • Parallels Access
  • Parallels Desktop Enterprise

How to install Parallels Desktop 9?

This article will help you install Parallels Desktop 9, please proceed to Instructions below.

Upgrading to Parallels Desktop 9?

NOTE: After upgrading to Parallels Desktop 9 you do not need to reinstall Windows or create a new Virtual Machine.

You can successfully use your existing Virtual machine.

IMPORTANT: Upgrades are possible for Parallels Desktop 7 and above. For activation instructions with Parallels Desktop 9 upgrade license, please visit this article.

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:

To upgrade your Parallels Desktop to Parallels Desktop 9 please proceed to Instructions listed below.


  1. Parallels Desktop 9 is distributed as .dmg image available to download. You may download Parallels Desktop 9 installation file from our site:

  2. Double click the downloaded Parallels Desktop 9 installation file with .dmg extension and and it will be mounted to Finder then double-click the Install icon.

  3. Enter your Mac user password and the installation will start.

  4. If you are upgrading to Parallels Desktop 9 from a previous Parallels Desktop version you will see this dialogue. Click Remove to remove your current version of Parallels Desktop and install Parallels Desktop 9

You have Parallels Desktop installed now! Check our tips for new users:

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