Will parallels stop working if I don't renew my subscription ?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by ColinJ3, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. ColinJ3

    ColinJ3 Bit Poster

    Hi Folks,

    Just had a message that says parallels will stop working if I don't renew my subscription.

    STOP working ? is this true ?
  2. Hi ColinJ3. Please be informed that Parallels Desktop for Mac subscription license needs to be renewed every year to use the application. Once the license expires, you will not be able to use the virtual machine unless it is renewed or activated with a different license key.
  3. SteveF5


    I do not understand why an operating system system would ever go to a SaaS model, especially when the software run within parallels is generally not SaaS. I was so ticked off when TurboTax went to a SaaS model because I can no longer keep the installation CD to view old returns with the tax codes at that time. I do not understand the Parallels answer to the question "Why can't I just buy the software". So now I have to rely on an internet connection just to use the software? if I go on a trip I shouldn't have to double verify that my VM won't expire while away. I am so happy with Parallels v11 and will use it until it no longer works. My reason for staying with this great software is contingent on ease of use and SaaS definitely does not fall under "ease of use".
  4. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi SteveF5,
    You can purchase a one-time/permanent/perpetual key and use like Parallels Desktop 11. Even with the subscription key internet connection is only needed during registration and activation of Parallels Desktop. When the subscription is renewed you can connect Parallels Desktop to the internet and synchronize with the license server.

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