Question about Parallels 7

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ryNze, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. ryNze macrumors newbie

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    I am about to buy parallels 7, however is there any reason to purchase the extended download service?

    "We’ll automatically store on our server a back-up copy of the software that you purchased and downloaded for two (2) years from the date of purchase"

    Can't you just re-download a trial and put in your cd key?

    Am I missing something here?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Do they keep all versions for download. Could be that a subsequent release wouldn't work with your license.

    Have you tried Oracle VirtualBox yet? It's free and the latest release seems to be much better.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    My personal opinion on this is that its a waste of money. Download parallels and back up your download. Save your money.
     
  4. windowstomac macrumors regular

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    I agree, just keep a copy of the installer file.
     
  5. eternalife macrumors regular

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    Would love to hear your thoughts on Parallels 7 after you download and play with it. I purchased it yesterday based on all of the hype about tight integration with Lion features, yada, yada and extended battery life. I haven't see either. I haven't played with it a ton but it doesn't seem much different than version 6.
     

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