Parallels 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac7, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Mac7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    Does parallels 8 still require activating Windows every time you use it?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Windows requires activation. Simple as that. This problem most frequently crops up if you use a Boot Camp partition as the basis for a Parallels VM - and it's an annoying side effect of the way Windows activation works. It's not caused by Parallels.
  3. bwapod macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    For the record, I don't find this to be required with parallels 7 (which I use everyday with an imported bootcamp partition). I did have to initially activate W7 on both the bootcamp partition and again in Parallels, but that was it.

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