Parallels 7 install onto Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by pkirkman, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. pkirkman macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
    So a few years ago I purcahsed Parallels 7, and happily used it on Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion etc. Before upgrading to Mavericks I purchased the upgrade to Parallels 9, upgraded successfully, and then upgraded to Mavericks.

    Then two days after upgrading to Mavericks my hard-drive died, and Apple have since fitted a new one, with a clean install of Mavericks. I only ever backed up my documents, rather than using time machine, so I now don't have a copy of Parallels on my machine at all.

    My question... Will I be able to install Parallels 7 onto Mavericks, and then immediately upgrade to 9 using my already purchased upgrade, or am I going to have to wipe the hard drive again myself, install Parallels 7, upgrade it to 9, and then upgrade to Mavericks? Or even worse, pay for a full copy of Parallels 9 and install that....

    Any help much appreciated!
  2. imacken macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2010
    You just need to install PD9, and when asked for the serial number, it will ask you again for a previous version one.
  3. eecyclone macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2013
    You should be able to download a PD9 trial from parallels website, then just use your PD9 activation code with that.
  4. pkirkman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
    Perfect! Problem solved.

    I ran the updater and it asked for my upgrade activation key, and then the original key for Parallels 7. Guess I should have just tried that in the first place!

    Thanks both!!

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