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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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If i use parallels do i need a windows 7 key?

im trying to install parallels and at the start up of the installation i dont know what to choose to install windows.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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Yes, you need a Windows 7 DVD or disk image (.iso) and a valid key.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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plus your windows version need to be allowed for virtual installation. For Vista it was the ultimate (and I think Pro or business); for Win8 I have the Pro version running under Fusion. Win7 I'm not sure.
But you will need a key and you might even need to call MS for activation (I needed for Win8 as I "burned" my first try).
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Yes, you need a Windows 7 DVD or disk image (.iso) and a valid key.
even for the trial?
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even for the trial?
I think with Windows 7 you can install without the key and it will run for a certain amount of time unactivated, it isn't really a trial though.
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even for the trial?
The Trial version is for 180 days and yes it needs a key as well.

Without they key it will run for 30 days.
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Parallels simply allows you to install your own copy of Windows on an OS machine. Parallels does not include Windows.
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