Instructions below are for the Intel-powered Mac,
if you have an Apple M1 chip-powered Mac, then visit this article.

Install Windows on Mac with Parallels Desktop for Mac
Install Windows on Mac

Download and Install Parallels Desktop for Mac. The Installation Assistant will prompt you to Install Windows.

Install Windows on Mac
Install Windows on Mac

Download and install Windows 10 in one click (does NOT require you to purchase Windows beforehand.)

Install Windows on Mac
Install Windows on Mac

The Windows 10 installation files begin downloading and you will be notified when the installation is complete.

Install Windows on Mac
Install Windows on Mac

Your fully operational copy of Microsoft Windows 10 is installed. Now, install Windows applications.

Install Windows on Mac

To install Windows on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro using Parallels Desktop, you will need:

System Requirements

Operating System

macOS 12 Monterey (when released), macOS Big Sur 11, macOS Catalina 10.15, macOS Mojave 10.14, or macOS High Sierra 10.13


Apple M1 chip, Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor


600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation


Apple M1 chip, Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA


4GB of RAM

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