How to upgrade Parallels desktop 3.0?

Marty62

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Hi,
I have been digging at the site and can find NO upgrade path !
I need a version that works in SL 10.6.8 and above, looks like PD V- 7-8

I have a real boxed V 3.0 with Win XP installed but cannot access it anymore due
to an SL upgrade !!

Any tips welcome ... I'm a bit stumped.

M.
 

snorkelman

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Oct 25, 2010
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are you looking to buy a version 7 or 8, but they now only offer version 9 registrations? If so there's still sealed in box copies of 8 and earlier on ebay, presumably those come with necessary licence key?

or is it just the mechanics of upgrading a VM created in version 3 to one that'll play nice with version 7 or 8?
 

Marty62

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Berlin formerly London
are you looking to buy a version 7 or 8, but they now only offer version 9 registrations? If so there's still sealed in box copies of 8 and earlier on ebay, presumably those come with necessary licence key?

or is it just the mechanics of upgrading a VM created in version 3 to one that'll play nice with version 7 or 8?
Was looking to update - can't find a way to do that without just buying it all over again.
And also to know if Windows XP pro will work within a newer version ?

Thanks,
M.
 

snorkelman

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pretty sure you have to be on at least version 7 to qualify for a reduced price upgrade to current version 9, so a version 3 licence isnt going to qualify for upgrade pricing.

That said some of the new in box copies of version 8 on ebay are cheaper than the upgrade cost of going to 9 (even if you did qualify for the upgrade price).

Don't see any reason you cant run Win XP on version 9, definitely works on version 8 (I've half a dozen or so XP parallels VMs runing on version 8).

Your only issue might be trying to convert your existing XP virtual machine created on version 3 to one that'll run on recent versions

Worst case scenario you might need to do a fresh XP install as a new VM.
 

Marty62

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Mar 11, 2010
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Berlin formerly London
pretty sure you have to be on at least version 7 to qualify for a reduced price upgrade to current version 9, so a version 3 licence isnt going to qualify for upgrade pricing.

That said some of the new in box copies of version 8 on ebay are cheaper than the upgrade cost of going to 9 (even if you did qualify for the upgrade price).

Don't see any reason you cant run Win XP on version 9, definitely works on version 8 (I've half a dozen or so XP parallels VMs runing on version 8).

Your only issue might be trying to convert your existing XP virtual machine created on version 3 to one that'll run on recent versions

Worst case scenario you might need to do a fresh XP install as a new VM.
Thanks very much, no problem with re-installing, just have a few programs that
I want to be available to me again.
Will check evil bay and see what's up.
regards,
Martin.