Getting a pre 3 version of Parallels

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by cmendoza099, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. cmendoza099

    cmendoza099 Bit Poster

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    Is there any place where I can download older versions of Parallels? 3 just doesn't work for me, and I want a downgrade.

    c.
     
  2. dkp

    dkp

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  3. wingdo

    wingdo Kilo Poster

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    Can a forum moderator PLEASE sticky a thread with links to the 2.5 download versions?

    Until then, try these threads as they have the links

    http://forums.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=12811

    http://forum.parallels.com/thread12706.html

    http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=12777

    http://forums.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=13076

    Edit: Sorry, dkp managed to post while I was searching for the locations. You will find links to both 3188 and 3212 in the threads. Not really sure which is better.
     
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  4. cmendoza099

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    Thanks for the quick reply. They should probably have a link available somewhere in the site.
     
  5. dkp

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    They do. And the number of places grows daily as people come in and ask for them. But surely you're suggesting an "official" place and I agree. This request has reached contagion levels.
     
  6. dkp

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    You want to see something interesting in the way of a trend, google "downgrade site:parallels.com"
     
  7. cmendoza099

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    Yes, I do mean on the site. Links on forums don't count IMO, they are very hard to find.

    Speaking of links and finding, is there an uninstallation thread for 3 anywhere? I tried using the uninstaller, and then I tried installing 3188. The installer told me that I had a newer version of the software, and that it would overwrite the previous version. But then... the installer told me "There is nothing to install"

    wha??

    I went through
    /Library/Parallels
    /Library/startupitems

    and deleted:
    /System/Library/Extensions/ConnectUSB.kext

    These were already gone:
    /System/Library/Extensions/Pvsnet.kext
    /System/Library/Extensions/vmmain.kext
    /System/Library/Extensions/hypervisor.kext
    /System/Library/Extensions/helper.kext

    but somehow the installer thinks that Parallels is still installed. And what is with the whole "nothing to install" nonsense?

    Any thoughts of how I can fully get rid of 3?
     
  8. dkp

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    Reboot after running the uninstall tool. After the reboot you may still have to go into system directories and remove all files that Parallels has installed but abandoned, including your virtual machines as 3.0 virtual machines have no value to 2.5 hypervisors.
     
  9. wingdo

    wingdo Kilo Poster

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    HAHA ..... Wow, 212 results at the moment. :)

    I usually start with a forum search prior to google, simply because I know there are dozens of threads on this question. It really is a shame the links aren't in either a sticky or in the KB.

    If you want a good laugh, go to the KB, click on Parallels Desktop for Mac -> 2.x version. Go to the upgrade / installation page, notice that the link in the 2.x installation page actually takes you to the 3.x download.
     
  10. lamski

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    Alternate Download Locations

    You can download previous versions of Parallels from Version Tracker. You then need to select the version you want from the version combo box. After the page reloads, there will be a download links section after the screenshots section.

    Just note that the VMs you created/used with version 3.x won't be compatible with older versions.
     

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