Parallels 10 question

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by GeraldH1, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. GeraldH1

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    I have a Macbook Pro currently running OS 10.8(Mountain Lion), Parallels 8 with Windows 7.
    I want to update to my OS to 10.12(Sierra). What version of Parallels can I use that will support both OS 10.12(Sierra) and still use Windows 7.
    Thanks
     
  2. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Hi GeraldH1. As per this article, all Parallels versions from 11 work with macOS Sierra and all of those versions support Windows 7.
     
  3. GeraldH1

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    Thanks Henmath, I appreciate the quick reply.
    Another related question.......When I update to Sierra and install Parallels 11, will I have to reinstall Win7?
     
  4. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    Parallels Desktop and Windows are two separate components - upgrading Parallels Desktop will not affect Windows or Windows data/applications in any way. Kindly refer to this article for more details.
     
  5. GeraldH1

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    Just to be sure, I am assuming that upgrading to Sierra will not affect my Win 7 either.
    Thanks again Hemnath!
     
  6. Hemnath@Parallels

    Hemnath@Parallels Parallels Support

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    It shouldn't. But as a safety measure, let the whole upgrade path be in this manner:
    1.) Shut Windows down (as opposed to just suspending it).
    2.) Locate the virtual machine file on the Mac (it is a file with the extension '.pvm').
    3.) Make a copy of the .pvm file and move the copy to an external hard drive with a Mac-compatible file system [e.g., exFAT, Mac OS Extended (Journaled) etc.,].
    4.) Upgrade your Mac to Sierra and install the required Parallels Desktop version.
    5.) Run Windows now.
    Anytime!
     
  7. GeraldH1

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    Everything went well, thanks again Hemnath
     
  8. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    We are glad to hear that the issue is resolved. Feel free to reach out to us anytime for support.
     

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