How to change serial number of my virtual machine

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NOTE: This feature is available only in Parallels Desktop Pro and Parallels Desktop Business editions.

Find your current serial number

First of all we need to know the current serial number of your virtual machine.

To find it out do the following:


Open Terminal on OSX VM > execute the command:

    ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber

On OSX VMs serial number is usually presented in a 12-capital letters format.

Here's the example:

Windows VM:

Open Command Prompt on Windows VM > execute the command:

    wmic bios get serialnumber

On Windows VMs serial number usually has UUID of your VM.

Here's the example:

Linux VM:

Open Terminal on Linux VM > execute the command (with quotes):

    dmidecode | grep "Serial Number"

On Linux VMs as on Windows VMs serial number usually also has UUID of your VM.

Here's the example:

Change the serial number

There are two ways to change serial number:

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