High Sierra Upgrade - OOOPS!

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Axeman21, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Axeman21

    Axeman21 Bit Poster

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    I foolishly upgraded to OSX 10.15 without realizing that my Parallels 9.0 would not function in that environment. I'm happy to purchase a newer version of Parallels, however, have this question:

    1. Will my existing Windows 8.1 installation (which I can't access right now w/o parallels) be seen by Parallels 13? Or will it require a re-install.
    2. If the latter, does anyone know how Microsoft would view this, as in, would I need a new licence, in which case I might as well upgrade windows as well.
    3. If I have to upgrade windows as well - e.g. Parallels can't see Win 8.1 existing - I presume I have lost anything that was not backed up outside the virtual environment?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Axeman21

    Axeman21 Bit Poster

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    Bump.
    Really hoping for some help here ....
     
  3. philip_lamb

    philip_lamb Bit Poster

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    If you upgrade Parallels, it will not affect the VM environment. I have taken VMs last used with really old versions of Parallels and run them in recent versions and there is no reactivation of Windows required.
     
  4. Axeman21

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    OK, thanks. I'll give it a go and hope for the best.
     

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