Activate Parallels Desktop with a permanent key from a newer major version

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To make the activation procedure of our products more cohesive and straightforward, it's now possible to activate Parallels Desktop 17 with a permanent key from Parallels Desktop 18 and newer versions. This feature might be useful when your macOS isn't compatible with Parallels Desktop 18, but you need a permanent license. Learn more in KB 114381

Requirements

1. To activate Parallels Desktop 17 with a permanent key from Parallels Desktop 18 and newer versions, you must have Parallels Desktop 17.1.5 or newer Parallels Desktop 17 build installed on your Mac.

Known Issues

1. When activating a Parallels Desktop 17 build, a Parallels Desktop 18 key isn't listed as an available key in the My Licenses window:

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1. Visit My Account and locate your permanent key for Parallels Desktop 18. Copy it.

2.  In Parallels Desktop application, proceed to Account & License > Enter a key > paste the key and click Activate.

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