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Reinstall Win 8.1 + Apps after upgrade to Parallels 10?

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I have Parallels 9 installed with OSX Mavericks. The VM is Windows 8.1, Office 2007 & other Windows applications. I have installation CDs for all Windows programs.

If I upgrade to Parallels 10, will I need to reinstall Windows 8.1 and all Apps? Would be great if Parallels 10 upgrade would be all I needed to do!
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Question by:MARSPATH
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by:Martin Liss
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I'm still using Win XP but through all the Parallels upgrades from 6 to 10, I've never gad to reinstall any software.
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by:John Hurst
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Your virtual machine should be fine if you upgrade Parallels.  It would certainly survive a VMware upgrade. I do that all the time.
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by:Martin Liss
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Just to note a typo in my last post. "gad" should be "had".
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Your VM with the Windows installation should be unaffected, but it's always worth making a backup of the VM before starting.

If you haven't already read the documentation
http://kb.parallels.com/en/122647
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Alan Henderson earned 668 total points
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Although, as stated above, updating your VM software should not affect your virtual machines, you should nevertheless back up those machines before updating.

It's easy.

Just in case.

:)

http://download.parallels.com/desktop/v4/docs/en/Parallels_Desktop_Users_Guide/23044.htm
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by:MARSPATH
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Thanks to all who helped. Good news indeed.
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@MARSPATH  - You are very welcome. I have been using a virtual application for a decade and I was happy to help along with the others.
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