Instructions below are for the Intel-powered Mac,
if you have an Apple M series 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 11 in one click (does NOT require you to purchase Windows beforehand.)

Install Windows on Mac
Install Windows on Mac

The Windows 11 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 11 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 Ventura 13.0 (when released)
macOS Monterey 12.4 or newer
macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 or newer
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer

Processor

Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor

Storage

600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation

Graphics

Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA graphics cards

Memory

4GB of RAM

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