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 the current serial number

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

To find it, do the following:

macOS\OS X virtual machine

Open Terminal on macOS\OS X virtual machine > execute the command:

    ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber

On macOS\OS X virtual machines serial number is usually presented in a 12-capital letters format.

Here's the example:

Windows virtual machine

Open Command Prompt on Windows virtual machine > execute the command:

    wmic bios get serialnumber

On Windows virtual machines serial number usually has UUID of your VM.

Here's the example:

Linux virtual machine

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

    dmidecode | grep "Serial Number"

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

Here's the example:

Change the serial number

Changing serial number using Boot flag

          Start your virtual machine and check:

          
 

Changing serial number by editing configuration file (more complicated):

          Here's an example:

          

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