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Activate and Register Parallels Desktop

Once Parallels Desktop is installed, you need to activate it and register. Do the following:

  1. First you need to sign in to your Parallels account:
    • If you have an account, enter your email address, select I have a password, enter the password and click Sign In.
    • If you don't have a Parallels account, enter an email address that will be used to create the account, select I'm a new user, click Sign In and follow the onscreen instructions.
  2. In the next step, you must enter your Product Activation Key to activate Parallels Desktop.

    Note: If you purchased Parallels Desktop from the Parallels Online Store, a key was sent to the email address you provided. If you bought a boxed copy, you can find your key printed on the installation disc sleeve.

    If you already have a license available and associated with your account, just select the license and click Activate.

If You Don't Have A Product Activation Key

If you don't have a key already, you can get a free trial Product Activation Key so you can try out Parallels Desktop for a limited time, click Try Free for 14 days. Or to purchase a key that lets you use Parallels Desktop permanently, click Buy.