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[Info] How to install Acronis Disk Director Suite inside virtual machine

  • Parallels Desktop 4 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Parallels Desktop Licensing, Activation and Registration


Acronis Disk Director Suite - Acronis Disk Director Suite is the easiest and most convenient partition manager. It brings together the most popular disk management functions, partition recovery tool, and boot disk manager.

NOTE: Acronis Disk Director Suite is a part of Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac. It can be installed only inside a virtual machine. Installing Acronis Disk Director Suite in a virtual machine based on Boot Camp is also not possible.


To install Acronis Disk Director Suite on your Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac virtual machine:
1. Start the virtual machine.
2. Start Acronis Disk Director Suite installation
NOTE: You can find the necessary installation on your Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac CD (just insert your CD into the CD/DVD-ROM, connect to the virtual machine and wait for the CD autorun or start autorun.exe) or download it from our WEB-site (see appropriate links below)

Acronis Disk Director Suite
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3. Click on the “Get a Serial Number” button to receive free activation key.

4. Parallels WEB-site will be opened. Please follow the instruction below to get the key.
NOTE: You need to register your copy of Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac to get free Acronis activation key.


5. After registering your copy of Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac and passing WEB authorization you will see  “the key was sent to your e-mail address” message.
6. Check your e-mail and start Acronis Disk Director Suite installation.
7. Follow the Acronis Wizard: choose installation type, pass the license agreement, enter received activation key etc. You will see “Installation Complete” message, please press “Close” button.

8. After successful installation Acronis requires to reboot virtual machine. Please click “Yes”.

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