Need to move license for parallels desktop 10 to new mac

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by ppobozy, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. ICS1

    ICS1 Bit Poster

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    Hello. I have an old mac mini that I am migrating to a slightly less old mac mini. Parallels 10 is activated on the current mini. Is there a way for me to move my data and also allow Parallels to activate on the newer machine? Thanks.
     
  2. SaravananR@Parallels

    SaravananR@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hi ICS1, thank you for reaching out! Kindly follow the steps in the article to move your Parallels Desktop license key to a new Mac.
    Please download Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac from the link and install it by referring to the article.
    If you wish to transfer your existing virtual machine to the new Mac, please refer to the article.

    Thanks, Saravanan.
     
  3. ICS1

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    Hi Saravanan,

    I looked through the KB articles, and the problem I'm running into is that the Accounts dropdown in the upper-right of the screenshot isn't there for me. I also have several active PD10 installs running on machines, so re-entering activation keys just to see which one is the right one isn't really an option. Is there a way to tell which key this particular machine has? I could then put that in on the newer Mac and have it force the other copy to deactivate, if I'm reading things correctly.
    Thanks
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, we've made necessary changes and changed your Parallels Desktop 10 keys' settings. Please try to move it to new Mac and let us know how does it work.
     
  5. NeilN2

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    Please remove my existing Mac license key so that I can active Parallels Desktop 10 on my new laptop. When I try to activate on my new mac it says:
    "You have reached the maximum number of activations available for your activation key. Please upgrade to a new product license". I can't afford to upgrade at this time, please remove the existing license key so that I can move my work to the new mac to do my work, make some money and upgrade.
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, your key has been reset, please try to activate it.
     
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  7. NeilN2

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    Thanks, it worked, after I use the terminal to activate with this line:
    prlsrvctl activate-license-online
     
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