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Run Windows on Mac

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac

  • Optimized for Windows 10, 11 and macOS Monterey
  • Develop and test across multiple OSs in a virtual machine for Mac
  • Play PC games and run demanding graphics software
  • Work with Windows-based accounting and trading software
  • Run all your favorite Windows software on your Mac, MacBook, or iMac!

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, PCMag.com
“The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like its trolling Apple.”Engadget

Fast, Powerful and Easy

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 for Mac Features

Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you are making the switch from PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • “Why make a choice between Windows and Mac when you can have both?”
  • “Windows runs just as good as if it was running on native hardware."
  • “Easy installation and flawless performance."
  • “Why make a choice between Windows and Mac when you can have both?"
  • “Parallels works great on both my Intel and M1 Mac computers!"
  • “VM heaven"
  • “No Better Windows VM"
  • “Excellent Desktop Virtualization Overall, Easy to Use"
  • “Parallels made the transition easy from Windows to Mac!"
  • “Fully satisfied with Parallels!"
  • “Best Software"
  • “Easy to use product on both Mac and Windows. Delighted with this software!"

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System Requirements

Operating System

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


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


600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation


Apple M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips, Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA


4GB of RAM

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