UK Parallels users - read this before upgrading to 3.0

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  1. OllyW Moderator

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    If you purchased the UK boxed version of Parallels, do not attempt to upgrade to Parallels 3.0 using the download released last night on www.parallels.com.

    Also, if you have purchased the upgrade offer from last week, you will need to try to arrange a refund, it will not work with the UK boxed version.

     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    My UK version of Parallels & my activation key worked perfectly.

    Are you sure they are regionalised and you didn't just end up with a dodgy activation code ?
     
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    Does this only apply to the "boxed" version?

    Should the downloaded purchases be OK?
     
  5. OllyW thread starter Moderator

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    Perfectly sure and both the UK & US Parallels support staff agree with me.

    So do a few others here

    I do have it working now with a 15 day key but there is no way to permanently activate the 3.0 download from www.parallels.com if you have purchased the original software in the UK.

    If you downloaded your original software from www.parallels.com you should be ok. If you downloaded it from the Avanquest web site, you will be in the same situation as me.


    Oh, Parallels (US) agreed to refund my payment for the upgrade to 3.0. Then they discovered they can't issue refunds. Great, isn't it :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  6. OllyW thread starter Moderator

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    Upgrade for UK users now available

    An upgrade is now available from Parallels for customers with the UK boxed retail version and the upgrade key from Parallels.

    UK update

    This version does work :cool:
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Oh I see, my version was the downloaded version directly from parallels website. Didn't actually realise they sold 'retail boxed' copies over here.

    At least it's sorted now for you.
     
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    I upgraded mine last night so I'm honky dory.
     

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