This update for Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac 17.1.1 (51537) addresses overall stability and security issues, and includes the following fixes and improvements:

New

  • A new option in the Installation Assistant makes it easier to download and install Windows 11 on a Mac equipped with an Apple M1 chip.
  • When you start the PC Health Check app, new dialogs are displayed and provide additional information whether your Intel-based version of Windows 10 can be upgraded to Windows 11.

Issues reported by Parallels Desktop users

Windows

  • Resolves an issue with an ARM-based Windows 11 virtual machine not having the MS Store app installed. Learn more at https://kb.parallels.com/128520.
  • Resolves an issue with a virtual machine having no access to the resources available to the Mac via VPN.

Linux

  • Resolves an issue with the Ubuntu screen becoming black after switching to VirGL graphics when registering an old virtual machine in the latest version of Parallels Desktop.
  • Updated the ARM-based version of Kali Linux installed in a free system (a pre-configured and ready to use virtual machine) to 2021.3.

Devices

  • Resolves a USB devices connectivity issue.

Games

  • Resolves an issue with missing terrain textures in Road 96.
  • Resolves an issue with the launcher colored blue in Black Desert.

Other

  • Resolves an issue with the Use Windows from Boot Camp option missing in Parallels Desktop installed on a Mac with macOS 12 Monterey and equipped with an Intel processor.
  • Resolves an issue with manual allocation of CPUs when the Processors menu contained less CPUs than available on the Mac.