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How to activate a Parallels Desktop 13 trial period?

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro Edition


Download and install Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac:

Start Parallels Desktop 13, install an operating system you would like to use in a virtual machine. As soon as you start your newly created virtual machine, you will see the registration window. You should either sign in to your existing account or create a new one.


After you log in or create an account, you will see the activation window. Click on Try Free for 14 days.


Your copy of Parallels Desktop 13 will be activated for 14 days. The period cannot be extended.

Do I get full-featured Parallels Desktop 13 if I activate it with a trial key?

Yes, Parallels Desktop 13 trial is full-featured without any functionality limitations. You get both Home and Pro Edition features during the trial period, Pro Edition features are marked with a Pro sign in the application.

You can purchase the full version at any time during your trial period and reactivate your copy with it. Go to the Parallels Desktop menu, click on Account & License to open the activation window where you can enter your new key.


Note: You will not have to reinstall Parallels Desktop or your Windows to start using a commercial version of the software.

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