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How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on Parallels

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.

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

3. Install Mavericks on the new virtual machine.

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4. Follow the steps to register your Mac.

5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

6. Register your Mac with Apple, or not.

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.

8. Run the Yosemite installation program.

9. Agree to the terms and conditions.

10. Login as the administrator.

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

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