How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on Parallels

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Mac OS X Yosemite

If you want to try out Mac OS X Yosemite but you don't want to upgrade your current version of Apple's operating system,  you can use a virtual window manager like Parallels and install it there instead. This tutorial will show you how.

1. Install Parallels 10, if you don't already have it.

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2. Click File, then New (Command-N) and choose the Apple icon in Parallels to create a new Mac virtual machine. Then click continue.

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3. Install Mavericks on the new virtual machine.

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4. Follow the steps to register your Mac.

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5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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6. Register your Mac with Apple, or not.

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7. Use Safari in the virtual machine to download a copy of the Mac OS X Yosemite. Before launch, you can get a copy  from the OS X Beta Program.

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8. Run the Yosemite installation program.

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9. Agree to the terms and conditions.

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10. Login as the administrator.

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11. Restart the virtual machine when it prompts you to.

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