Can I convert my trial license to a permanent license? After the evaluation period has expired, you will be prompted to enter a license key. If you have purchased the product you will have received a new license key. Enter the purchased license key when prompted to unlock the full "unlimited" version of the software. To take advantage of complimentary email support for up to 18 months, your license key must be registered.
If you purchased the product from the VMware Online store, your license key is automatically registered. If you purchased from a reseller, you need to manually register your license key in My VMware. You simply need to update your license key in VMware Fusion.
You can do this from the "VMware Fusion" menu, click on "License" and enter your new license key. How do I license my copy of VMware Fusion? To license VMware Fusion, simply enter a purchased license key during product installation in the license key field. 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: Support for DirectX 9c with Shader Model 3. Build , released on December 21, , added some new features. Windows guest operating systems[ edit ] Improved resume from suspend in virtual machines with multiple monitors assigned.
Improved performance for file access via Shared Folders. You can configure these settings using the corresponding option in the virtual machine video configuration page. Improved 3D performance for the video game Mirror's Edge. To do so, enable the "Select boot device on startup" option in the virtual machine configuration, which will enable you to specify the necessary kernel options in the 5-second timeout before booting the kernel.
Version 6[ edit ] Officially announced on September 9, and launched on September 14, , Parallel 6 has full bit support for the first time. It runs faster, comes with more add-ons, and supports more software and technologies than previous versions. Parallels Desktop 15 offers full support for Mojave, the latest version of macOS. The new application can also run more software than any of its predecessors. It also opens up new ways to use hardware, peripheral devices, and other technologies.
And if your Mac features a Touch Bar, that bar can be customized to enhance your experience on thousands of Windows applications. The software launches four times faster than the previous version and requires less disk space, memory, and CPU usage to run.
Windows and Windows applications load in less time and operate more smoothly thanks to improved graphic-memory allocation. Even demanding computer-assisted design and data-visualization software starts in a flash and runs like a dream with Parallels Desktop