Parallels Desktop for Mac

How to Install Windows on Apple M1 using Boot Camp?

If you have an Apple M1 chip, Boot Camp will not work as it requires a Mac with an Intel processor. To install Windows on your M1 Mac, you can use Parallels® Desktop for Mac.

Boot Camp
Install Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 on your Mac
Play Windows games on Mac
Parallels Desktop
All the Boot Camp benefits PLUS:
Run Windows and macOS without restarting
Run Windows on your Apple M1 Mac
Run Windows applications side-by-side with Mac applications
Easily share files, devices, and other resources between Windows and Mac
Transfer all your data from a PC and use it on your Mac*
Copy and paste images and text and drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications
Swipe between OSes

Trusted by More Than 7 Million Users and Praised by Experts

“It’s always been astonishing that it’s faster to start up a Parallels PC than a real one. On my MacBook Air, I’m up and running in Windows six seconds after I double-click the Parallels icon.”David Pogue, The New York Times
“Of all the ways to run Windows on a Mac, Parallels Desktop is my favorite because it just works. It's fast, it's reliable, and there's no need to futz about with confusing setting or convoluted setup processes.”Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDNet
“Unlike Apple’s Boot Camp, Parallels lets you run both operating systems at the same time.”Larry Magid, Forbes
”Parallels Desktop is the easiest, fastest, and most tightly integrated app for running Windows apps or the Windows desktop in Apple OS X.”Edward Mendelson,
“The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like its trolling Apple.”Engadget

Parallels® Desktop 17 for Mac

A fast, easy and powerful application for running Windows on your Apple M1 Mac.


Reinvented for Apple M1 and Intel-based Mac Devices

Parallels Desktop for Mac has been rebuilt and optimized to natively run on Apple M1 and Intel based Mac devices, improving speed and performance.

Up to

Windows 10 resume

Up to

Windows start up on M1

Up to

DirectX 111

Up to

disk performance on M1

Parallels Desktop 17

New display driver for Windows

Improved display driver in Parallels Desktop 17 delivers much smoother Windows UI responsiveness and synchronized video playback. In addition to performance improvements, the new driver boosts frame rate in many Windows games for a greater gaming experience and provides better synchronization with the Mac display.

Parallels Desktop 17

Seamless Coherence Mode

In Windows 10, system screens such as shut-downs, updates and sign-ins used to occupy the complete Mac desktop, overlapping all open apps. In Parallels Desktop 17, all such screens are now turned into resizable macOS windows with title bar, so you can stay focused on the Mac workflow.

Parallels Desktop 17

Improved Drag-and-Drop and Copy/Paste between OSs

Now you can drag and drop text and images between Mac and Windows applications to speed up your content creation. Enjoy using the macOS shortcut “Shift+Option+Command+V” to paste unformatted text into your virtual machines, eliminating the extra steps it normally takes.

Parallels Desktop 17

macOS Monterey Support

Parallels Desktop 17 is optimized for the latest macOS 12 Monterey with improved Drag-and-Drop that enables you to easily drop text and images to macOS Monterey Quick Note from Windows applications. Easily install macOS Monterey to a virtual machine via Parallels Desktop 17 Installation Assistant1. Parallels Desktop continues to stay up to date so you can keep working without interruption—even when a new macOS, Windows or Linux release pops up.

*Features that are only available on Mac computers with Intel processors are marked with an asterisk (*).