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How to upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition


You want to upgrade 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.

  1. Download the Parallels Desktop 9 installation .dmg file and mount it to Finder. Double-click the Install icon.

  2. Follow the prompt to remove the previous Parallels Desktop version:

  3. Wait until the removing and installation process is over.

  4. Upgrade Parallels Tools in each of your Virtual Machines:

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