Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac may be activated permanently in the following ways:
Immediately after the application is installed and the key is registered.
- After it has been activated with a trial key.
Select an option below to learn how to activate your copy of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac.
Once you have completed registration of your Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac key, Parallels Desktop will prompt you to activate the application.
Note: An Internet connection is required for immediate activation.
If your Mac is connected to the Internet but you still have issues with activation, refer to KB 114681
Enter your activation key (dashes will be added automatically).
Once you enter the key, it will be validated.
If the key is valid, it will be marked with a check.
If the key is not valid, it will be marked with a red cross. Check to see 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 10 will now be activated.
If your Mac is not connected to the Internet, you will not be able to activate Parallels Desktop 10 permanently and will be able to use only the nonactivated version for 14 days. If Parallels Desktop 10 is not activated within those 14 days, it will be blocked.
To activate Parallels Desktop 10 permanently with a commercial key, connect your Mac to the Internet (see above) or proceed with manual activation:
If you try to activate Parallels Desktop 10 without an Internet connection, you’ll see the notification “Unable to confirm the product license.”
The next screen will display manual activation instructions:
To complete activation of Parallels Desktop 10, copy your alphanumeric activation ID, then email it to email@example.com or input it at activatepd.parallels.com.
- When you receive a Confirmation Code, enter it into the field provided and click Activate.
Activation after using a trial version.
If you installed Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac using a trial license, you can upgrade it at any time to a full commercially purchased license by doing the following:
Launch Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac.
Select Activate Product from the drop-down menu inside Parallels Desktop.
Enter your purchased key for Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac.
- Click Activate.
If your Mac is not connected to the Internet, see the “Manual activation” section above.
Activating with an upgrade key
If you purchased an upgrade key for Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and need instructions for activation, see KB 122648.