Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition makes it easy to leverage all the time and money you've invested in outfitting your PC, by moving everything right into your Mac. Click below for frequently asked questions, documentation and other helpful tools to get the answers you need.
To learn about the Parallels Desktop for Mac support options, please check the following KB article: http://kb.parallels.com/6571
Make the switch via a network, external storage or our convenient high-speed USB transfer cable. Move an existing Windows PC to a Mac in just 3-steps with the enhanced Parallels Transporter™. Use a network, external storage or the Parallels high-speed USB transfer cable—the fast, convenient way to simply plug and go. You have the ability to do the following easily.
You can activate Parallels Desktop 8 during installation. If you choose to activate after installation, go to the Parallels Desktop menu and select "Activate Product". Enter your name and the other requested information plus your activation key for Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac in the activation form and click 'OK'.
Parallels Desktop for Mac activation is a license validation procedure.
Registration is a process of registering your activation key with Parallels. Registration allows one to:
Option A: Register via the Parallels web site.
Please login to your account at www.parallels.com ("My account" in the upper-right corner). You will first go to "My registered products" and then "Register your activation key."
Option B: Register from within your Parallels application.
After product installation, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac will ask you to register your key. Please enter your activation key and the email address that you used for your account creation at Parallels.com.
If you do not have an account at Parallels.com, it will be created automatically after this step, and you will receive a notification of account activation. If you skip this step, you can register at any time by clicking on Parallels Desktop and selecting "Register Product".
The Parallels Product ID is created at the moment of activation of Parallels Desktop 8 and contains the information about your Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac activation key. The Parallels Product ID helps to secure your activation key. Therefore, the activation code is no longer needed nor displayed. For details please see this article.
To learn more on how to migrate a PC to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Virtual Machine, please see the following article, http://kb.parallels.com/113269.
Please check the following KB article to learn more about Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac: http://kb.parallels.com/114669.
You can use Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac in any available language.
The Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac installation image is multilingual and installs the product in all its supported languages.
The language of the Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac interface can be changed by simply changing the language of the Mac OS X.
Refer to this article for instructions: http://kb.parallels.com/111830.
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If you intend to upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), please note that Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac will not support OS X Mavericks (10.9). You will not be able to launch your Windows virtual machine or directly use your files through Parallels Desktop 7.Before you install OS X Mavericks you will need to upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac. Upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
If you intend to upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), and are running Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, you must be running the most recent update (build 8.0.18608). Select “Check for Updates” in the Parallels Desktop menu or click here.
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