Use Windows 11 Product Key

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by SantiagoP1, Jul 17, 2022.

  1. SantiagoP1

    SantiagoP1 Bit Poster

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    So I got Parallels for my MacBook Air M1 (2020) with the 14-day free trial and it has ended so I am going to buy a physical copy of Windows 11 to use Parallels on. Before I buy it, I want to know if I still have to pay Parallels even if I use the product key to run Windows and I also want to know if I can use a product key on Parallels in the first place. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Aries@PF

    Aries@PF Kilo Poster

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    You have to pay for Parallels to use it, but don't bother buying Win11 to install on an M1 as you will be buying an incompatible ISO. Other than customization of the user preferences (colors, etc), there's nothing saying you can't just use windows as is. Either way, you'll have to install Win11 for ARM (look elsewhere on here) in order to use it. There is no Bootcamp option for this on the M series Macs, so your compatibility will be limited.
     
  3. SantiagoP1

    SantiagoP1 Bit Poster

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    But what am I supposed to do if I want to activate Windows 11 on Parallels?
     
  4. DebasmitaM@Parallels

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  5. lucasbuerk

    lucasbuerk Bit Poster

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    Hi there,
    my 14-day trial for Mac has ended and I purchased the full version of Parallels. When trying to install/activate my new desktop version for Mac, the system asks for a confirmation with a key from a previous version. Unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere as my free trial version is not listed in the subscription section. Can you guys help me?
     
  6. Bhargava@Parallels

    Bhargava@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, Please be informed that in order to activate Parallels Desktop for Mac Upgrade license you must have a Parallels Desktop legacy permanent license to act like the previous version key while activation. If you don't have any Parallels Desktop legacy permanent license, if confirmed we will be able to initiate the refund for either Parallels Desktop for Mac Upgrade license so that you can purchase Parallels Desktop for Mac full license. Thanks.
     
  7. lucasbuerk

    lucasbuerk Bit Poster

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    Could you tell me where I can find out if I have a legacy permanent license? Who should I contact if I do not have a legacy permanent license?
     
  8. Bhargava@Parallels

    Bhargava@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, we have sent you a private message. Please help us with your possible email addresses over there so that we can check this further. Thanks.
     

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