SWSOFT - Can we install build 4124

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by snodman, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. snodman

    snodman Bit Poster

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    over a paid version of 3188 and use a trial key while Free Upgrade for a Year customers wait for their real keys?
     
  2. snodman

    snodman Bit Poster

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    O.K. - Tacit One or Andrew, just what is the preferred method of upgrading from paid version 2 to paid version 3? Will there be a special upgrade procedure different from the upgrades we have seen since last Xmas? Thanks.
     
  3. jvgfanatic

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    I've installed a 3.0 Trial over my 3188 with no issues so far (except a certain game). I am hopeful that I'll get a real activation key in email before the trial expires.
     
  4. purephase

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    Technically, yes. You should be able to. I was able to upgrade the software, unfortunately there is an issue with the trial key generator so you'll have to be patient to get one (I'm still waiting myself). Hopefully this will be addressed soon.
     
  5. jvgfanatic

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    Interesting that there is still an issue here. Right after the final "fix" in the other thread I requested one and it worked like a charm. I'm suspecting it might be a region issue (i.e. one region's PD key isn't compatible with anothers).
     
  6. Andrew @ Parallels

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    You can upgrade as usual. But please backup your VMs if possible. You will be asked for VM convertion and it will be irreversible. In case you will wont to downgrade to 2.5 for some reason you'll be needed these backup VMs.
     
  7. snodman

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    Thanks Andrew! And if our only Parallels OS is a Boot Camp partition what precautions should we take?
     
  8. Bonesan

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    Please make a Back up of Your VM!

    People, in order to protect your original VM make a backup of it. Once you install and start version 3.0 it will convert certain files in your VM making it impossible to roll back to previous versions of Parallels. You will receive a warning during the install process! Most people are not paying attention to this and proceed with the install regardless of the fact that they have not received a activation key either.
    If you do this, you will be stuck with an unusable VM till your key arrives. PLEASE BACKUP YOUR VIRTUAL MACHINE!
     
  9. jvgfanatic

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    And still no clarification for Boot Camp users. You CAN use a trial key to get that 3.0 running for 15 days (or until you receive a key which you can enter over the trial key).
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2007

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