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Parallels Desktop Lite comes with 24/7 phone, chat and email support if you purchase Parallels Desktop Lite subscription, or upgrade to Parallels Desktop for Mac or Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition.

Parallels Desktop Lite allows you to seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence. Find the frequently asked questions, documentation and other helpful tools to get the answers you need below.

Differences between Parallels Desktop Lite and Parallels Desktop Standard Edition

Features Parallels Desktop Lite Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Standard Edition
Use Windows from Boot Camp in a virtual machine
Run Windows or Linux programs as native OS X applications using the Coherence view mode
Make virtual machine visible in global network with Bridged network mode
Transfer Windows from PC to VM
Open files in OS X with guest OS applications
Auto pause your virtual machine to save Mac battery
Share guest OS files with OS X (reverse sharing)
Open web links from Windows with Mac
Enable VM icons in Dock
Share iCloud, DropBox, Google Drive from OS X with Windows
Install free Anti-Virus for Host and Guest for 30 days

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Parallels Desktop Lite comes with 24/7 phone, chat and email support if you purchase Parallels Desktop Lite subscription, or upgrade to Parallels Desktop for Mac or Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition.

Documentation

Document Name Format
Getting Started with Parallels Desktop Lite PDF
Parallels Desktop Lite User's Guide PDF | ZIP