Windows 11 Pro reactivation without digital licence linked to Microsoft Account

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for M Series Mac' started by Ivanhoe, Feb 16, 2023.

  1. Ivanhoe


    Dear Forum,

    Running Parallels 18 on Macbook Air M2. Everything was working perfect until I accidentally deleted the iso file for the Windows. I ran a Win11 Pro instance. I contacted parallels support through FB and they suggested reinstalling Parallels and the VM. I did so, but my Windows key was not linked to my Microsoft Accont, in fact I do not have a Microsoft Account with the email address that I am using for licencing Parallels.

    Please advise as I cannot get my Windows product key back from Parallels in any way.

    Many thanks for your kind help.
  2. MichaelH63

    MichaelH63 Kilo Poster

    Yeah, Parallels can definitely not help you with a Microsoft license. Maybe Microsoft support can help you, but I'm afraid that there's no way to recover your Windows product key if you never linked it to a Microsoft account. (The Microsoft account doesn't have to use the same e-mail as your Parallels registration, though. Those are two completely different licenses.)

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