Windows 10: Activation Issue on a Mac via Parallels

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  1. Activation Issue on a Mac via Parallels


    I've been running Windows 10 on a Mac via Parallels and just migrated to a new Mac, successfully transferring all data including Win OS. I immediately upgraded to Win 11 which is running ok but I am unable to activate the upgrade by entering my original purchase license product key...."We can't activate on this device because you don't have a valid license or key..."Will I need to repurchase?

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    jerry11372, Jun 29, 2022
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  2. parallels windows 10 mac

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience caused, I will be glad to assist you with this.

    Just to clarify, you receive the error message while trying to install Windows 10, is that right?

    I would suggest you to try the steps given in Parallel's Support page and check if it helps.

    Installing Windows on your Mac using Parallels Desktop

    If that doesn't help, please contact Parallel Support
    for further assistance. They will be better suited to guide you with this.

    Hope this helps.

    If you have any Windows related queries in the future, let us know. We will be glad to help.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Jun 29, 2022
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  3. Trouble Activating Windows 10 on Parallels 13 for Mac

    Hello,

    I am having trouble activating Windows. I recently downloaded Parallels 13 for my mac to run windows in a VM. I have a genuine OEM key for Windows 10 Home purchased from a reputable source, but Windows doesn't seem to want to take it. There is no option
    on my version of windows to call Microsoft and do an automated phone activation, it just gives me the option to enter a key. I tried deleting the VM and reinstalling Windows in Parallels with the same result. Has anyone else had issues activating Windows 10
    in Parallels? Any advice?
     
    NicholasFouts, Jun 29, 2022
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    Activation Issue on a Mac via Parallels

    Unable to activate Windows 10 in parallels

    I transferred a valid and activated copy of windows 10 (free upgrade from Windows 7) to Parallels on my Mac. The copy in Parallels though says it is not activated. How do I activate this VM?

    The original windows computer is now switched off and not used, but is a windows 7 virtual machine in Parallels on this Mac.
     
    AMac1234, Jun 29, 2022
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