Deal on Parallels 8

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  1. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Where exactly on the Parallels website does it say that I can get Parallels 8 for free if I now buy Parallels 7?
     
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    I believe I've read in the small print of the upgrade procedure that you may not upgrade an OEM version of Parallels 7 for free.
     
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    On Parallels page "Parallels Desktop for Mac Tech Guarantee 2012" (http://www.parallels.com/techguarantee2012/) it says:

    "The following Parallels Desktop for Mac products do not qualify for the Tech Guarantee:
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    OEM Versions that are purchased unlawfully without hardware or qualifying software."

    I guess this will unfortunately apply to the Newegg offer.

    Also not qualified are products purchased on eBay and products sold from unauthorized Parallels resellers.
     
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    Qualifying Software

    The deal from newegg bundles some font software (Summit 3000 Fonts). I assumed the point of bundling the software was to meet the qualifying software requirement for the OEM package. I ordered the bundle yesterday. Hopefully Parallels will honor the upgrade.
     
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    I did the NewEgg offer when it first came out,(Late Aug?) and I got the free upgrade.

    I also got some fonts to make it "legit" I guess.

    I submitted for the free upgrade and got my key about 45 min later.
     
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    Thanks for the clarifications. I ordered this from Newegg now, too.
     
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    Mine should be arriving today or tomorrow - I'll update with how the "free upgrade" process goes.
     
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    Just a follow-up.....got my Parallels 7 OEM package yesterday. Input the Activation Key on the Parallels site (didn't have to even open the CD)...uploaded the invoice from Newegg....a couple hours later my free "upgrade" Parallels 8 key was in my email box.
     

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