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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Activation

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  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
  • Customer Service and Licensing

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac can be activated in the following ways:

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

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

Please find your activation path below to learn how you can get your copy of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac activated.

1. Immediate Activation

Once you have completed registration of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac key, Parallels Desktop will prompt you to activate it.

Note: Internet connection is required for immediate activation.

If your Mac is connected to the Internet, but you still have issues with activation, please refer to the article:

http://kb.parallels.com/114681

  • Please enter your activation key (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:

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If the key is not valid, it will be marked with a red cross sign:

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Check if you entered the key correctly.

  • If the key has been successfully validated, click Activate.

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 the 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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  • To complete activation of Parallels Desktop 9, copy your alphanumeric activation ID and email it to activatepd@parallels.com or insert it into the web page https://activatepd.parallels.com/.

  • Once you receive a Confirmation Code, enter it into the field and click Activate.

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

If you installed Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac using a trial license, you can upgrade it anytime to a full commercially purchased license by following the instructions below:

  • Launch your Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac application.

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

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

  • Click Activate.

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

Activating with an Upgrade Key for Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

If you purchased an upgrade key for Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and need instructions on activating your copy, please see the following Knowledge Base article to learn how: http://kb.parallels.com/116848.




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