I just got the dialog box to update one of my several licensed copies of Parallels 12, this one on my MacPro.
After the update, the VM refused to launch with a dialog box that says:
This virtual machine has more than 4 CPU assigned and cannot be started.
Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition supports virtual machines with 4 CPU at most. Decrease the number of CPUs in Hardware > CPU & Memory, or upgrade to Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition
I found an old version 12, installed that, and it worked perfectly with 16 cores.
I reinstalled the 12.1.1 update, and got the same message.
Parallels, this appears to be violation of my terms of the initial purchase of the version 12 product.
This was a mid-cyle update that contains no warning about this, and cripples the VM with the install, or forces the user to upgrade to the "Pro" edition.
I have been a very loyal user for many, many years and have purchased multiple copies of Parallels instead of installing one copy on several Macs. You may check my purchase history going back perhaps 7-8 years. I will not be doing any updates on any of my Macs, nor will I upgrade ever again unless this is resolved.
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