Parallels Desktop 13 System Requirements

Parallels Desktop® for Mac empowers millions of users to go beyond the limitations of hardware to achieve their end goals.

Interested in getting started with running Windows, Linux, and other popular OSes on your Mac without restarting? Check out the list below to see if your machine’s hardware specifications and desired operating system are supported.



32-Bit Guest Operating Systems

64-Bit Guest Operating Systems

Read our knowledge base article surrounding System Requirements for Parallels Desktop 13!

Parallels Desktop for Mac emulates PC hardware, so operating systems that are not present in this list could potentially work as well. If they are not on the list it is due to a low request for support testing or our engineers found some critical issues.

You can download the Parallels Desktop trial and install an operating system of your choice. If it doesn’t work and you believe it should be supported, let us know on the Parallels Forum.

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Windows 10 Home

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Happy virtualizing!