Free 3.0 upgrade

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by tonydenson, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. tonydenson

    tonydenson Bit Poster

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    Has anyone here who bought Parallels in May yet received the email with their free upgrade key to 3.0 ?
     
  2. Ankou

    Ankou Guest

    Try to contact to order-support team by email
     
  3. tonydenson

    tonydenson Bit Poster

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    I already did. I spoke to them on Monday and was told it would be sent out Monday or Tuesday. Today is Wednesday.
     
  4. fso

    fso

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    I have emailed about 20 times, but still haven't received/heard anything.
     
  5. papplegate

    papplegate Bit Poster

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    I just received via e-mail my upgrade key. I purchased mine in the Christmas and got the "free" upgrades. Glad to see it finally came.
     
  6. Horizontal

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    Well I received my free upgrade email today which is great, but unfortunately Parallels 3.0 does not support my version of Vista (Home Premium) so as it turns out it's useless :(

    I wonder why they limited it to certain versions?
     
  7. spectre

    spectre Parallels Team

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    It's MS official policy - they prohibit running Vista Home and Home Premium in Virtual Machines. You need either Business or Ultimate version.
     
  8. hovis

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    forgot it was coming for free and paid up ...

    Well, I bought 2.5 some months ago, and recently I got a time-limited offer from Parallels, "pre-upgrade to 3.0 now, and get a 50 % discount. Offer valid through 6th of June". I had forgotten about the whole free upgrading, so I bought the upgrade (and got an activation key and upgraded and all is working fine, so that's ok).

    Then, today, a week or so after the above mentioned offer expired, I got another key, now free of charge.

    I feel like I've conned myself ...
     
  9. Leauki

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    You have.

    I believe most others to whom this happened post angry rants in the forums. :)

    I bought two upgrades, didn't really care for whether I had free upgrades or not. What's the point about arguing over 40 quid?
     
  10. smj

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    Interesting.
    I remember reading that Microsoft put a restriction in the license for the home editions specifying that they weren't allowed to be run inside a VM.

    Is it Parallels or Windows that enforces the restriction?
     
  11. pap

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    I also purchased parallels on May 16, 2007 at the Apple store. So, I qualify for a free upgrade. I contacted Parallels for the free upgrade key last week. They responded right away and said I should have the Key in a few days and to just use the trial version in the mean time. They did not send me the key. I followed up with them last night and this morning they told me that I had to get the key from the store I purchased it from?!?! How is the Apple store going to give me a key?

    This was the case number they gave me - 160604


    Pap
     
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  12. hovis

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    None that I can see.

    I wonder If I can use the free key on a different installation, thus having Parallels on two computers? Even if, I suppose it would violate the license agreement.
     
  13. fso

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    Finally received activation key today.

    Hesitantly install P3, given all the comments on the forum.

    5 minutes later, I have been surprised that the upgrade process has been very smoothy. Parallel Tools installed w/o any errors. Restarted once and everything works.

    Liking the tighter integration - I can finally use TextMate in Windows!!!!

    Well done, Parallels.
     
  14. dotpitch

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    hy,


    i bought parallels in februar, german version in a online store of my choice...

    can i get v3.0 for free?

    greetz....
     
  15. tonydenson

    tonydenson Bit Poster

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    Mine has now arrived
     
  16. pap

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    Tony - How did you originally purchase Parallels? Was it through the website or from a retail store?

    Thanks Chris
     
  17. snodman

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    It is Micro$oft that enforces the restriction. If you want to run in a VM they charge double. That was why Steve Jobs got the biggest laugh line at the WWDC keynote when he announced the price for the next Mac OS (Leopard).
    Basic version - $129
    Developer version - $129
    Business version - $129
    Ultimate version - $129
    "We think everybody is going to upgrade to the Ultimate version!" :D

    Oh, and my free Parallels 3.0 upgrade key came this morning. :)
     
  18. PrinceZordar

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    I just received my upgrade key this morning. I had purchased 2.5 on May 29th.

    -Z
     
  19. pap

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    How did all you guys receiving keys originally purchase Parallels? Was it through a retail store or online through Parallels?

    I'm trying to figure out why Parallels is telling me to get my key at the retail store I purchased it from. I just called the Apple retail store and they said they can't provide the key for the free upgrade. I'm at a loss.

    Thanx
    Pap
     
  20. PrinceZordar

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    Both. Microsoft developed the Home version so it would not allow running in a virtual environment. If Parallels went around that restriction and allowed it to run anyway, they would be violating the MS license agreement and could be sued.

    -Z
     

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