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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Upgrade to a New Version of Parallels Desktop

Parallels Desktop is updated regularly. In general, I always recommend upgrading to the latest version, but you should be aware of a couple of facts before installing an update:

  • Find and install updates: The easiest way to learn about and download new versions of Parallels is to choose Help > Check for Updates. You can enable Parallels to check automatically by choosing Parallels Desktop > Preferences, selecting Update, checking Check for Updates, and choosing a frequency from the pop-up menu. (Note that checking for updates occurs only when you run Parallels Desktop.)

    Note

    What's up: Some updates, like the major upgrade to version 5, require payment and a new activation key. Paid updates may not appear ...

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