Article ID: 111878, created on Aug 14, 2011, last review on May 11, 2014

Symptoms

I want to purchase, download and install Windows 7 from the Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac menu, but cannot find this as an option.

Cause

The option to purchase, download and install Windows 7 from inside Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is available for US and Canadian users only.

Resolution

If you are a US or Canadian citizen and this option is still unavailable, please make sure you are not using VPN.

Also, purchasing Windows 7 from within Parallels Desktop 7 may be unavailable if you are using your computer outside your home country.

When the option to purchase Windows 7 is available, you should see it when creating a new virtual machine:


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