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Windows + Chrome OS — together at last.

Run full-featured Windows applications including Microsoft Office directly on Chrome Enterprise devices—even offline!

  • Empower users with the full potential of the Chromebook AND the full power of the Windows ecosystem.
  • Simplify IT management while supporting a robust dynamic workforce.
  • New! Drag and drop files & text between Chrome OS and Windows | Increased Windows app space with compact title bar | 12 new supported devices. See the latest updates.

Meet the evolving challenges of the modern enterprise

Chromebook performance

Enable access, efficiency & performance

Deliver familiar full-featured Windows apps to your teams’ Chromebooks so they can be fully operational wherever they’re working – at home, in transit, even offline.

Chromebook security

Ensure security & reliability

Reduce IT burden and eliminate stress leveraging Google’s advanced security, audit and management standards and Parallels’ unique cross-platform expertise.

Chromebook cost effective

Meet budget without making compromises

Implement an affordable hardware solution without sacrificing the tools, connectivity or computing power that drive your business forward.

See Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS in action

Run Windows apps on Chrome OS
Prerequisites & redeeming licenses
IT admin setup
Prepare & export Windows VM images

Work: Fast. Easy. Anywhere.

Get the speed, power, and tools you need to perform at your best no matter where you are

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Always-on access to business-critical Windows apps

  • Effortlessly switch between Chrome OS and Windows – no need to reboot
  • Suspend and Resume Windows to instantly get back up and running
  • Open files on Chrome OS using Windows applications
  • BONUS: Access 30+ one-touch tools with included Parallels Toolbox (learn more)

Work that’s ready whenever, wherever

  • Utilize the full feature sets of desktop applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more
  • Access Windows Desktop, Documents, Downloads and custom folders from Chrome OS Files
  • No internet? No problem! Files and apps are fully accessible both online and offline

Full Chrome OS integration for a familiar & friendly experience

  • Easily move content, files and text between Chrome OS and Windows via a shared clipboard or by simple drag and drop
  • Print from Windows to supported printers
  • Stay in the flow with seamless mouse, camera, microphone, audio & docking plus USB smart card reader support
  • Enjoy the view with dynamic resolution and full screen support

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Frequently Asked Questions

System Requirements

Chrome OS version

Chrome OS version 85 or later

Processor

Intel Core i5 or i7
AMD Ryzen 5 or 7

Memory

8GB of RAM

Storage

128GB or more

Additional Requirements

Google Admin console
Chrome Enterprise Upgrade or
Chrome Education Upgrade
Microsoft Windows
Corporate storage server

See full system requirements and documentation here.

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