Parallels help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DawnM, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. DawnM macrumors newbie

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    I can't believe I can't do this.

    I purchased Parallels and tried to install it today. I can't do it! It says it downloaded after I hit "install" and followed all the prompts but it never asked for the activation kay and now can't be found in finder.

    HELP! Is there something I am missing? I am quite sure it is something simple

    I looked online for "installing Parallels 7" but I can only find out how to install Windows 7, which I can't do until I can get this Parallels working!

    THANK YOU in advance!

    Dawn
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you followed the steps here?
    Installing Applications in Mac OS X

    Have you ever installed an application with an installer?

    Have you looked inside your Applications folder (CMD+SHIFT+A while in Finder)?
    Have you used Spotlight (CMD+SPACEBAR) yet to search for it?
     
  3. DawnM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have done all of the installing according to the instructions. It has gone through the download process, which took several minutes. Is that what your mean?

    I have installed several programs before and never had this issue.

    I have gone to the applications folder and finder and it only shows the icon to download it again. The actual program is not there.

    I have no clue what spotlight is.

    Dawn

     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Downloading ≠ installing.
    Have you installed the application or have you downloaded it?

    But something is wrong here.
    Where did you download Parallels and what Mac OS X version do you use and what browser do you use?

    Can you make a screenshot and attach it to your next post?

    It is a system wide search tool, triggered by CMD+SPACEBAR.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Here is how I installed Parallels Desktop, the latest trial, downloaded from their homepage.
     
  6. DawnM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU!

    I got it!~

    Thank you for your help.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    What was the problem?
     
  8. DawnM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I am just coming back here. I don't remember now what the issue was.

    Sometimes I think I shouldn't be allowed to have a computer! :rolleyes: I am just not computer savvy. But when they work the way I want them to I need them.
     

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