Hi guys, I just have a couple of issues to work out in trying to figure out my current problem. Ok, I am running Parallels on my Mac Book Pro, and I have current have 3.0. and I am running XP in it. Now, I am in college, so to get on the internet my computer has to be updated and stuff with windows update all the time for me to keep staying on the internet. So now Windows found out my version of XP is some how not legit. Now I have all that annoying pop ups and stuff and I cant really change my background etc. Its just annoying. I did not pass Windows validation thing. Now, I want to update parallels to 4.0 and purchase windows 7 student edition for like 30 bucks. When I do update my parallels, which wont be a problem, I actually purchased it. When I get Windows 7, is the one they send college students a download right? So does that mean I have to have XP to get this upgrade for 30 dollars? If so, if I do upgrade, do I have to prove my XP with a serial number to upgrade to Windows 7? Or will it be a clean install? Basically I need to know is it possible to upgrade to Windows 7 in parallels 4, without my Windows XP serial number. Thanks guys! If anyone can walk me through some of this, it would be great.