Upgrading to Yosemite: How do I take care of an old Parallels 5 installation?

doxavita

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I would like to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Yosemite.

The thing is, I have an old Parallels 5 (5.0.9370) installation (NOT Bootcamp) + it's own files/applications.

Can I safely upgrade to Yosemite, and perhaps keep this installation intact?
Then at a later time, perhaps buy the latest Parallels version, in order to keep using it?

My Parallels version is currently in English, and currently I can only find Spanish versions where I'm located, could this also be an issue?

*EDIT: I don't really use that installation that often and I would prefer not to purchase anything at the moment
 
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yjchua95

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I would like to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Yosemite.

The thing is, I have an old Parallels 5 (5.0.9370) installation (NOT Bootcamp) + it's own files/applications.

Can I safely upgrade to Yosemite, and perhaps keep this installation intact?
Then at a later time, perhaps buy the latest Parallels version, in order to keep using it?

My Parallels version is currently in English, and currently I can only find Spanish versions where I'm located, could this also be an issue?
How about purchasing Parallels 10 online? There should be English versions on the official Parallels website.
 

doxavita

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Well, I don't really use that installation that often and I would prefer not to purchase anything at the moment
 

MichaelLAX

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Are you aware that all of the PowerPC applications that you use in Snow Leopard will fail to run natively in Yosemite?
 

glenthompson

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I doubt that you will get Parallels 5 to work under Yosemite as version 9 required an update for full compatibility with Yosemite. People with version 8 were unable to get it to work. If you really need the Windows programs don't upgrade to Yosemite until you can upgrade Parallels too.

You didn't mention which version of Windows you were running. If it's XP, be aware that no security updates are being made to it unless you have an enterprise license agreement with Microsoft.
 

doynton

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