No thanks. Partition and reboot for free. Mar 20, by Ken on Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac 1-year When TimeMachine failed to restore my Parallels, I thought it would be no problem, and that I would just buy another copy at the educator's discount, but that's not possible.
Suddenly they're gouging us with an annual rental for the same price. It's not worth it. Parallels has lost a customer, and I'll no longer recommend it to my friends and colleagues. Sep 4, by Nick on Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac 1-year I've been upgrading Parallels Desktop for years using onthehub for the educational discount.
I know that if I do need a upgrade sometime, it will cost the same or more, but as I have a high power system, that won't need to happen for a long time. As a humble Office and photo album person, watch movies, I don't need light speed graphics or processing, so I can't vouch for Parallels that way with gaming. But I hear it works ok.
I still have a Premiere Elements 8 licence that I can resurrect, rather than buy the latest, so on with my old family video clip editing. As for the install process, all you need to know is that when installing Win7, look under your old laptop for the Windows sticker and use the Product Key, 30 digit key for the installation. Sorry forget the exact name and location but it is important, as it allows the integration of files.
Eg in Windows Explorer you can see and access all the Mac files in the Window structure. Now it takes some intelligence you get your head around all this virtual stuff, the fact that windows and the C drive is simulated but works as real. But hey, get used to it, so is the Whole Universe, but thats another story Ok, enough said about all this. I am puzzle here by people with very negative esperience.
I do not look forward to having a serious issue as I know how torturous getting good help and IT advice can be. Some new features added are iPhone support in Windows, allowing iTunes in Windows to sync with it. Parallels released the modified source code on July 2, , about 2 weeks after the promised release date. Parallels Desktop 4. A fourth viewing mode called Modality,  which allows users to scale the size of an active guest operating system on the Mac's desktop A new screenshot utility called Clips, which lets users take and share screenshots between the host and the guest operating systems.
The ability to use select voice commands  to remotely control the virtual machine. The ability to start and stop a virtual machine via the iPhone. Requires installing an iPhone application from Apple's AppStore.
Starting with the Version 4. Feature update[ edit ] Build , released January 9, ,  includes performance enhancements and features, such as DirectX 9. Windows can now also automatically start in the background when a user opens a Windows application on the Mac desktop. Version 4. Version 5[ edit ] Officially released on November 4, , Parallels Desktop 5 adds several new features, mainly to improve integration with the host OS.
New features include:
Parallels Desktop 9. I choose Parallels, downloaded, installed it without delay and very little Help on how to do it, other than other reviewers saying the wizards were fairly intuitive. Then Installed Win7 and my old serial key. Away I went. As we speak I am using Internet Explorer on my Mac! I am very impressed, this is far and away the best piece of software I have bought in ages. It works in slightly funny way with its integration and confluence or whatever, but man it works! I will install some old MS Office software my wife likes and it is going to make the windows to Mac transition much easier. So far seems stable, it had one little trick post installation to install some extra tools, apart from that NOT Hard to use. Cons Very few at this stage.