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    I had to install a fresh OSX and now I don't know how to get my Parallels installed again. I had Parallels 4 and then upgraded to 6. I cannot find any download links to the version 6 and I don't want to buy the newest version. Any ideas?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MaciejT View Post
    I had to install a fresh OSX and now I don't know how to get my Parallels installed again. I had Parallels 4 and then upgraded to 6. I cannot find any download links to the version 6 and I don't want to buy the newest version. Any ideas?
    Hello MaciejT,

    Please see this Knowledge Base article for all download links to past versions of Parallels Desktop for Mac http://kb.parallels.com/5802

    Thank you!



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    and version 7?



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    Funny how the download links (past and current versions) are posted right in my signature and still people seem to ignore them. :)
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    . Always try to re-install Parallels Tools before reporting a problem: http://kb.parallels.com/8969
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    . Previous versions download links: http://kb.parallels.com/en/5802
    . Network troubleshooting: http://kb.parallels.com/en/8978
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    Funny how ppl are not aware of the content linked within their own signature ;)

    7.0.14924?



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    The first link has the download to 7.0.15094.749908 which is the latest version and I just tested (you get the link via email), the second for older versions.

    So yes, I'm aware the content is linked correctly.
    Last edited by Specimen; May 3, 2012 at 07:17 AM.
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    . Always try to re-install Parallels Tools before reporting a problem: http://kb.parallels.com/8969
    . Parallels Desktop download (same .dmg: trial/upgrade/full): http://www.parallels.com/download/desktop/
    . Previous versions download links: http://kb.parallels.com/en/5802
    . Network troubleshooting: http://kb.parallels.com/en/8978
    . Knowledge base, documentation and support options: http://www.parallels.com/support/
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    that's correct, but this thread is about earlier versions and your second link refers to versions <= 6.

    I'd like to know where to find previous versions of v7.



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    Maybe you should start another thread for that specific version of 7, the original poster wanted PDM 6.

    I don't have access to previous versions of 7 in Parallels servers, I probably have it in Time Machine, but a link should be provided by Parallels staff.
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    . Always try to re-install Parallels Tools before reporting a problem: http://kb.parallels.com/8969
    . Parallels Desktop download (same .dmg: trial/upgrade/full): http://www.parallels.com/download/desktop/
    . Previous versions download links: http://kb.parallels.com/en/5802
    . Network troubleshooting: http://kb.parallels.com/en/8978
    . Knowledge base, documentation and support options: http://www.parallels.com/support/
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    thread title is pretty generic, so it's a good thing to have it here rather than scattered. if a dl location exists even.
    meanwhile I dug out the version I needed as well, but it would still be helpful to know.



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    The title is generic but the conversation isn't, and you are asking for something very specific that is not publicly available.

    Look, I'm just helping here, I couldn't even understand you wanted a previous version of 7, because it was off context with the thread, I'm tired of hearing people complaining they don't get their hymns answered when the very often miss-communicate.
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    . Always try to re-install Parallels Tools before reporting a problem: http://kb.parallels.com/8969
    . Parallels Desktop download (same .dmg: trial/upgrade/full): http://www.parallels.com/download/desktop/
    . Previous versions download links: http://kb.parallels.com/en/5802
    . Network troubleshooting: http://kb.parallels.com/en/8978
    . Knowledge base, documentation and support options: http://www.parallels.com/support/
    [NOTE] I'm a Product Expert, that doesn't mean I'm affiliated with or work for Parallels.



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    no need for nit-picking, I asked for v7 in the context of a thread requesting earlier versions.

    you got it slightly wrong, np and I still do appreciate your efforts!



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    Instead of: "and version 7?"
    I suggest the best approach would have been (for future reference): "What about previous versions of (PDM) 7?"

    Instead of: "7.0.14924?"
    I suggest: "The download link only gives me access to the latest version, I'm looking for version 7.0.14924 specifically"

    Instead of: "you got it slightly wrong, np and I still do appreciate your efforts!"
    I suggest: "Thank you for your time and patience"
    Last edited by Specimen; May 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM.
    Parallels Desktop for Mac user since version 3.0
    Experience with OS X, Windows, Linux and BSD Operating Systems.

    . Always try to re-install Parallels Tools before reporting a problem: http://kb.parallels.com/8969
    . Parallels Desktop download (same .dmg: trial/upgrade/full): http://www.parallels.com/download/desktop/
    . Previous versions download links: http://kb.parallels.com/en/5802
    . Network troubleshooting: http://kb.parallels.com/en/8978
    . Knowledge base, documentation and support options: http://www.parallels.com/support/
    [NOTE] I'm a Product Expert, that doesn't mean I'm affiliated with or work for Parallels.



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    redundant. there's only one meaningful interpretation of my question, except assuming I'd be a moron asking for a current version within this thread, which you apparently did reading your first reply.

    this is not very helpful plus entirely off-topic.
    discussion ends here. if you need to continue, let's move to pm.



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