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Computer Upgrade Day 
Sep. 22, 2013 9:45 pm 
Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 7:15 pm
Well, the day finally has come that I needed to update the operating system of my Mac, IPad and IPhone.

IPad and IPhone easy, just connect to computer, wait several hours to download new OS update and good to go.  That was this morning.

This afternoon it was time to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, and of course, just like going to Home Depot, it is never as easy as first thought.  Went to App store, purchased Mountain Lion, only $19.99  and after several more hours of download, restarts, registering, adding back passwords it was up and running, on the Mac side.  

I use several Windows programs, which I have for years, and have a lot of information stored on them, so go to open those up and find that the Parallels program I have is not compatible with Mountain Lion.

Go to Parallels and purchase the update to the newest, Parallels 9, and wait for that to download and then to install. Of course,  when I purchased the upgrade and could not find my original activation key, contacted tech support via a chat, and after typing back and forth with Gomathi Sadasivan, glad I did not have to attempt to pronounce that, learned that the version I had was not current enough for the upgrade so I had to buy the full version at $79.99 and install and activate it.

Then I had to start running the parallels side to get those programs running, and somehow got stuck in full screen mode and could not get out, so it was shut down time, reload, google exit full screen, go into parallels, exit full screen, and then run programs.  Then since I just learned last week how to run parallels in coherent mode, which is really nice if you have never tried it, had to figure out how to reset that in the new parallels.

Well it is now 12:31 AM Atlanta time, and now have, I think, everything back to normal with all the upgrades on everything.  Now just have to learn how to use the new upgrades, but one thing I have learned is that all of the devices now share information so if I add something to one, it goes to the other two.  More to learn, but have plenty of time to do that.

So a warning to anyone wanting to upgrade to Mountain Lion X, if you use Parallels, you will also have to upgrade your Paralles 7 or 8, or buy the full version if it is older than that, before it will work.

Buster Hank and I are headed to bed to get some sleep.  Probably will dream about some kinda screwed up computer support center, and having to work  in the complaint department, which will keep the old mind going all night and will wake up tired.  Guess it is better than driving some bus all over the US like last night for some unknown reason, and then getting stranded at the gas pump, with $20 in my pocket and asked to fill it up so we could get home.  Never did get the name of those other two guys riding on the bus before they got off and went inside the diner for a cup of coffee while I filled up but I do remember I was pissed.
Sep. 26, 2013 2:49 am
Thanks for the info. I don't like to run Parallels, but I have to for work on my home computer. I will let my "geek" know. I'm such an Apple snob, lol!
Oct. 1, 2013 7:15 pm
I also just learned that you should upgrade the parallels, before you upgrade the Mountain Lion X
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