Parallels now...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kris1212, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. kris1212 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    Philadelphia PA home of the Fightin' Phils!
    An old (2006) thread says you can install Parallels on more than one Mac at a time, i.e., install 2 machines with the same disk. Is this still true, or have they revised the software so you can only use it once? I went to order it online and their site automatically prompts you to buy multiples if you want to use the program on more than one computer. I want to verify that this is necessary before I spend the money.
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Legally, you'd need to buy multiple licenses to install them on multiple systems.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I have included a copy of the latest Parallels EULA (as included in the latest updater for Parallels Desktop). The relevant section would appear to be:

    "You may use one copy of the Software activated with an activation key on a single personal computer owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by you, at a single time. If you have multiple activation keys for the Software, you may make and use as many copies of the Software as you have activation keys. For purposes of this Agreement, "use" of the Software means loading the Software into the temporary or permanent memory of a computer. Installation of the Software on a network server solely for distribution to other computers is not "use" of the Software, and is permitted, as long as you have an activation key for each computer to which the Software is distributed. The Software may not be used on or distributed to a greater number of computers than you have activation keys. If you use or distribute the Software to multiple users, you must ensure that the number of users does not exceed the number of activation keys you have obtained, or you will be in breach of this Agreement."

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  4. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I just purchased an legal full copy of Parallels for Mac 5. I usually don't keep my computers that long. So if I uninstalled Parallels for Mac on my iMac and than reinstall it on another brand new Apple computer, than I would be ok?

    With Adobe and other high end software, there's an option to unregister/transfer the software before you uninstall it. But with Parallels, I don't see that as an option.

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