Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac

Run Windows on Your Mac

  • Optimized for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • Run thousands of Windows programs on your Mac
  • Moving from PC to Mac is easier than ever
  • Reuse an existing Boot Camp partition
  • Includes Parallels Toolbox–essential utilities for your Mac

All Editions Contain These Must-Have Features

Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, even graphic intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting. Parallels Desktop 13 is optimized for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side
Experience as much or as little Windows as you want. Multiple view modes allow you full control of the level of integration between Mac and Windows.

Moving from PC to a Mac has never been this easy
Easily transfer everything on your current PC–operating system, documents, applications, games, even your internet browser favorites –over to your Mac in a snap.

Streamlined Windows Installation
Installing Windows on your Mac has never been so simple. The easy to use and intuitive Installation Assistant walks you through the complete setup, including the purchase of a Windows 10 license, if needed.

Already using Boot Camp?
Easily convert your existing Windows Boot Camp partition to a new Parallels Desktop virtual machine.

Not just for Windows
Run a wide array of operating systems including macOS, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, Google Chrome, and more.

Lightning Fast Performance
Resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac, and Microsoft® Office is faster than ever.

One-click tuning
One-click optimization of virtual machine settings makes it easy to get the performance you need.

See Parallels Desktop in Action

Click each button below to see some of the most popular features in Parallels Desktop 13

One-touch Tools for Mac

Imagine having a set of tools, with no complicated settings, to simplify everyday tasks. Take a screenshot with a simple click, secure private files with a password, download a favorite video from YouTube or Facebook with little fuss, easily record a screencast, or keep your Mac from sleeping with the push of a button. Now, with Parallels Desktop 13 including Parallels Toolbox, you can do all of that and more, with one click!


  • Always available in your Windows task bar
  • Access with one click
  • Easy to use, no hassle, and no complex keyboard shortc
  • Pin a tool to the task bar for even easier access
  • Frequently updated with new tools (subscription only)

One-touch Tools for Windows

Imagine having a set of tools, with no complicated settings, to simplify everyday tasks. Take a screenshot with a simple click, secure private files with a password, download a favorite video from YouTube or Facebook with little fuss, easily record a screencast, or keep your Windows from sleeping with the push of a button. Now, with Parallels Desktop 13 including Parallels Toolbox, you can do all of that and more, with one click!


  • Always available in your Windows task bar
  • Access with one click
  • Easy to use, no hassle, and no complex keyboard shortc
  • Pin a tool to the task bar for even easier access
  • Frequently updated with new tools (subscription only)

Your Windows on Mac Experience Gets Better

  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac is fully optimized for macOS High Sierra—as a host or guest OS. With new retina display support, enjoy smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.

  • Seamless Office 365 Integration now allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office app.

  • Distraction free presentation mode for both Mac and Windows, including Keep Mac Awake, Hide Desktop Files, Do Not Disturb, and Start in Full Screen quick modes.

What’s New with Parallels Desktop 13

Increased Performance
Over 47% faster access to Windows files and documents.


Release Ready
Optimized for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.


Touch Bar Wizard
Develop and tailor your favorite Windows applications on the Touch Bar of your MacBook Pro®.


Enhanced Retina Support
Display support for your Windows applications in scaled mode.


Faster File Transfer
Move, copy, and transfer at lightning speeds with modern USB 3.0 mass storage devices and external Thunderbolt SSD devices.


More Power
Now featuring up to 128 GB vRAM and 32 vCPU per virtual machine with Parallels Desktop Pro Edition.


Touch Bar Support
Support for Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as additional integration for the Windows Start Menu and Desktop, including Microsoft Cortana, Task View, and Taskbar pinned elements.

People Bar
Bring the upcoming Windows 10 People Bar feature to Mac. View recent contacts in the Windows Taskbar or Mac Dock.


Dynamic Resolution
Changing window size, booting, and rebooting Windows is smoother than ever.


Picture-in-Picture
Monitor your virtual machine with ease using this new view mode.


Snapshot Manager
Save time and easily access snapshots from Control Center.


Windows Update Protection
New notifications prevent stopping or resetting Windows during updates setup.


Added Support and Appliance
New OS support for Kali Linux, Elementary, Manjaro, Zorin Elementary, and a new appliance, Linux Mint.


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Optimized for macOS High Sierra
Download and install Windows 10 in one click
Retina support for Windows applications
Includes over 30 one-touch tools, including top-rated Presentation Mode and Download Video
Customize Touch Bar for Windows applications
Microsoft Visual Studio Plug-in
Additional features for software developers, web developers, and testers
Advanced networking tools
Support for business cloud services
Centralized administration and management
Unified Volume License Key for mass deployment
Advanced Security features for IT
Virtual RAM/Virtual CPUs for each VM 8 GB vRAM
4 vCPUs for each VM
128 GB vRAM
32 vCPUs for each VM
128 GB vRAM
32 vCPUs for each VM
Premium 24/7 phone and email support For up to 30 days after
activation

Frequently Asked Questions

To add Windows or another operating system to your Mac, Parallels Desktop creates a “virtual machine,” or a virtual copy of a computer, inside you Mac. You can then install Windows in the virtual machine, just as you would install any operating system on a regular computer.

A full list of system and hardware requirements can be found here »

If you have already installed Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 on your Mac using Boot Camp, you can easily set Parallels Desktop to work with Boot Camp using either of these two options:

1. Set Parallels Desktop to run Windows from the Boot Camp Partition
2. Import Windows and your data from Boot Camp into Parallels Desktop

Parallels supports a wide array of operating systems, including: macOS, OS X, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, and Google Chrome. You can run just about anything on your Mac!

Migrate your existing Windows OS from a PC, download a trial, or purchase a new license during your installation of Parallels Desktop.

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