Welcome to Parallels Desktop for Mac

We’ve made it easy to run Windows on your Mac. Follow the steps below to get up and running quickly.

1. Install Parallels® Desktop for Mac

Open the downloaded image and double-click the Install box. Look in the Downloads folder to find the image.

2. Install Windows or another operating system

Parallels Desktop will help you download and install Windows in just a few clicks.

You can also use Windows from Boot Camp, transfer your PC, install Windows from your source, or install another operating system of your choice.

Some options are only available on Intel-powered Mac.

3. Install your favorite applications

Install any Windows app just as you would do it on a PC.

Open from Finder

Download from the Internet

Install from a USB disk

4. Enjoy the most powerful Windows on a Mac

Our 14-day trial offers a full-featured version of Parallels Desktop Pro Edition.

Full power

Use all Mac capabilities for heavy workloads.

24/7 support

Receive premium support during the trial.

Mac tools

Use Parallels® Toolbox to boost your productivity.

Need help during your trial?

See Parallels Desktop documentation or visit our Customer Support page for helpful information.