Parallels Desktop for Mac

How to Install Windows on Apple M-series Mac using Boot Camp?

If you have an Apple M-series chip, Boot Camp will not work as it requires a Mac with an Intel processor. To install Windows on your M-series 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 OSs

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

Enhanced Gaming Experience

Parallels Desktop 18 automatically connects your Xbox or PlayStation DualShock Bluetooth game controllers to Windows and Linux. Simply connect a controller to your Mac, switch to Windows, and start playing.

Simplified Sharing Options

Customize file sharing between Mac and Windows. Easily select the local or cloud folders you wish to share from MacOS and Windows and vice-versa.

Better Disk Space Control

Remain better informed of your Mac resources and memory. Disk space used by Snapshots is now calculated in the updated Free Up Disk Space assistant.

Boot macOS Ventura VM to Recovery

macOS Ventura VM on M-based Mac can now boot into Recovery Mode for disabling System Integrity Protection.

Optimized for the latest Apple computers

The newest version improves compatibility with Apple's ProMotion display and unleashes the performance of the Apple M-series chips.

  • Windows will now adopt display refresh rate changes automatically if it has been changed in macOS Preferences.
  • On Mac Studio with Apple M1 Ultra chip, assign more RAM and CPU cores to Windows and get up to 96% faster Windows 11 performance on your Mac.*

Enhanced USB 3.0 Support

Improved support for USB 3.1 is designed to work with live data streaming devices, such as webcams, game capture devices, and a range of other video and audio streaming devices, including Elgato HD60 S, SOCT Copernicus REVO, and more.

Network Configuration Protection

The new version adds basic network connectivity protection, so that users don’t break it unintentionally.

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