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What's New in Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac PDF | RTF
Getting Started with Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac PDF
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac User's Guide HTML | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition Command-Line Reference PDF | ZIP
Parallels Python API Reference PDF | ZIP
Parallels C API Reference CHM | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Transporter Agent User's Guide PDF
Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmer's Guide HTML | CHM | PDF | ZIP

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Readme for Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac PDF | RTF
Getting Started with Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac PDF
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac User's Guide HTML | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition Command-Line Reference PDF | ZIP
Parallels Python API Reference HTML | PDF | ZIP
Parallels C API Reference HTML | CHM | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Transporter Agent User's Guide PDF
Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmer's Guide HTML | CHM | PDF | ZIP

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Readme for Parallels Desktop RTF | PDF
Getting Started with Parallels Desktop PDF
Parallels Desktop User's Guide HTML | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Transporter Agent User's Guide PDF
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition Command-Line Reference PDF | ZIP
Parallels Python API Reference PDF | HTML | ZIP
Parallels C API Reference PDF | CHM | HTML | ZIP
Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmer's Guide PDF | CHM | HTML | ZIP

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Readme for Parallels Desktop RTF | PDF
Getting Started with Parallels Desktop PDF
Parallels Desktop User's Guide HTML | PDF | ZIP
Parallels Transporter Agent User's Guide PDF
Parallels Python API Reference PDF | HTML | ZIP
Parallels C API Reference PDF | CHM | HTML | ZIP
Parallels Virtualization SDK Programmer's Guide PDF | CHM | HTML | ZIP

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See Parallels Desktop in Action

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System Requirements

Hardware:

  • A Mac® computer with an Intel® Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Intel Core M or Xeon processor
  • 4 GB of memory (8 GB recommended)
  • 850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
  • Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies by operating system installed)
  • SSD drive is recommended for better performance
  • Internet connection for product activation and select features

Software:

  • macOS® High Sierra 10.13
  • macOS® Sierra 10.12.5 or later
  • OS X® El Capitan 10.11.6 or later
  • OS X® Yosemite 10.10.5 or later

32-bit Guest Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, SP0
  • Windows 7 SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Home SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 3.11
  • MS-DOS 6.22
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7.x, 6.x, 5.x
  • Fedora Linux 22, 21, 20, 19
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, 12.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7.0, 6.x, 5.x
  • Debian Linux 8.x, 7.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 17.2, 17, 16, 13
  • Mageia 5, 4.1, 3
  • Solaris 11, 10
  • FreeBSD 10.1, 10, 9.x, 8.x
  • OS/2 Warp 4.5, 4
  • eComStation 2.x, 1.2
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Android OS*
  • Chrome OS*

*Only appliances downloaded within New Virtual Machine Wizard are supported.

See all the supported 32-bit guest Operating Systems

64-bit Guest Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1, Update1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, SP0
  • Windows 7 SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise SP0, SP1, SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 6.x, 5.x
  • Fedora Linux 22, 21, 20, 19
  • Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, 12.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7.0, 6.x, 5.x
  • Debian Linux 8.x, 7.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 17.2, 17, 16, 13
  • Mageia 5, 4.1, 3
  • FreeBSD 10.1, 10, 9.x, 8.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
  • OS X Lion 10.7.x
  • OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

See all the supported 64-bit guest Operating Systems

Move your PC?

  • 700 MHz (or higher) x86 or x64 processor (Intel or AMD)
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of available hard disk space for installation of Parallels Transporter Agent
  • Ethernet or WiFi network adapter for migrating over network
  • External drive storage for migrating via external disk
  • Supported Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
  • Supported Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Ubuntu 8.0