Can I just stick with Parallels Desktop 17

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by AlanP9, Aug 25, 2023.

  1. AlanP9

    AlanP9 Bit poster

    I'm on 18 and it's saying my old perpetual license key won't work. Can I downgrade to 17 and use my existing key? I don't want to spend more money if at all possible (shoestring operation here!).
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ashley Chumun

    Ashley Chumun Staff Member

    Dear Alan,
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Please follow the steps below to downgrade :
    1. Quit Parallels Desktop (Click on the Parallels Icon on top of the Mac menu bar > Select Quit Parallels Desktop)
    2. Download and install Parallels Desktop 17 from the link below:
    3. You will be prompted to upgrade to Parallels Desktop's latest version > Just close the Window > Select "No, use current" > Enter your Mac password.
    4. After installation, you shall have Parallels Desktop 17 which should be activated with your PD17 perpetual license key.

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