My Parallels for MacBook Pro M1 activation key is blacklisted

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by SyedA1, May 9, 2021.

  1. SyedA1

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    Hey,

    I tried to login my parallels desktop on Macbook pro M1 laptop early this morning and it asked for activation key, When I tried to put my activate my key it is throwing error message showing "your activation key is backlisted" why this has happened suddenly I have to use my desktop immediately. Appreciate your immediate support to resolve the issue. Regards.
     
  2. MichaelH63

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    If you want immediate support, I would suggest that you contact Parallels Support directly. That should be a lot faster than waiting for someone from Parallels to notice your forum post.
     
  3. icetear

    icetear Bit Poster

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    still using the preview version by chance? No longer works, you have to buy 16.5
     
  4. TK_3

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    How can I contact them directly?
     
  5. MichaelH63

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    Go to the Support section on parallels.com.
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, you can also check your inbox and reply us back via the private message.
     
  7. ThampiA

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    My Windows Pro is not activated even after 10 Days. The Product Key of Microsoft is 25 Characters & Parallels had issued Product Key of 30 Characters. There is no other option to contact directly Parallels. If we mention our grievances in Facebook or Twitter, they respond after a week.
     
  8. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello, could you reply us back via he private message please?
     
  9. ThampiA

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    When I contacted Microsoft they tried to rectify online & concluded the Key is Invalid. As your Key is of 30 characters instead of 25
     

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  10. MichaelH63

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    Are you trying to activate Windows with your Parallels key? That will obviously not work. The Parallels key is for your copy of Parallels. If you want to activate Windows you need a Windows license key.
     
  11. ThampiA

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    Yes.
    Will Windows update without it
     
  12. MichaelH63

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    Yes, you can use the Insider builds without activating Windows. Some personalisation options like themes require an activation, though.
    If you want to update Windows, make sure in your Insider settings that you are in the Dev Channel.
     
  13. ThampiA

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    Anyone who has installed Windows of Parallels in MB Pro will not an active Window, right?
     
  14. MichaelH63

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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand your question.
     
  15. ThampiA

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    There was a typing error earlier. I will make it clear here. After installing Windows of Parallels , when I checked the Activation under settings, it say Windows is not activated. Does this appear to all those who have installed from Parallels
     
  16. MichaelH63

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    Yes, to all of us who haven't activated Windows. As long as you keep updating your Insider builds you won't have a problem using Windows without activation.
    (If you eventually want to activate Windows, you will need a Windows 10 Pro license. A Home license can't be used.)
     
  17. ThampiA

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    Okay. Thank you Mr. Michael for your information.
     

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