Parallels Desktop for MacResources

Downloads for Parallels Desktop for Mac

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System Requirements

Hardware

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor
  • Minimum 4 GB of memory, 8 GB is recommended
  • 600 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop application installation
  • Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies on operating system and applications installed, e.g. at least 16GB is required for Windows 10)
  • SSD drive is recommended for better performance
  • Internet connection for product activation and select features

Software

  • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or later

Guest Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 7 (SP0-SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP0-SP2)
  • Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (SP0-SP2)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP0-SP2)
  • Windows XP (SP0-SP3)
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • MS-DOS 6.22 **
  • Boot2Docker
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, 6, 5
  • CentOS Linux 7, 6, 5
  • Fedora Linux 28, 27, 26
  • Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04 LTS, 17.10, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
  • Debian GNU/Linux 9.4, 9, 8, 7
  • Suse Linux Enterprise 15, 12 SP3, 11 SP3, 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 15, 42.3, 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 19, 18, 17
  • Kali 2018.2, 2018.1, 2
  • Elementary 5.0, 0.4
  • Manjaro 17
  • Mageia 6, 5, 4, 3
  • Gentoo Linux **
  • Solaris 11.3, 11, 10 **
  • openBSD 6 **
  • FreeBSD 11.1, 10, 10, 9, 8 **
  • openVZ 7
  • eComStation 2, 1.2 **
  • ReactOS 0.4 **
  • Android OS*
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.x
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
  • OS X Lion 10.7.x
  • OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
  • * — Only the one downloaded with help of Installation Assistant.
    ** — Parallels tools are not available for this operating system.


Note: Parallels Desktop for Mac emulates PC hardware, so operating systems that are not present in this list can work as well. They are not on the list because we didn't test them in our lab yet or we found some critical issues. You can download Parallels Desktop Trial here and install an operating system of your choice and if it doesn't work and you believe it should be supported, let us know at Parallels Forum.

Moving Your PC?

PC system requirements to move your PC to your Mac (using Parallels Transporter Agent):

  • 700 MHz (or higher) x86 or x64 processor (Intel or AMD)
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 50 MB of available hard disk space for installation of Parallels Transporter Agent
  • Ethernet or WiFi network adapter for migrating over network
  • External USB drive for migrating via external disk
  • Supported Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only), Windows Server 2008, or Windows 2000 Professional (32-bit only).