Run Windows on Mac
Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac
- Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and ready for macOS Catalina (10.15)
- 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!
Over 7 Million Users and Praised by Experts
“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
“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, Yahoo Tech
“The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like its trolling Apple.”
“The software has been iterating over a decade and now makes Windows feel like part of the macOS. You can also virtualize Linux, Android, and just about anything that runs on Intel chips including another instance of macOS—great for testing macOS Betas!”
Fast, Powerful, and Easy
Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you're making the switch from PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.
Use Windows side by side with macOS® (no restarting required) on your MacBook®, MacBook Pro®, iMac®, iMac Pro®, Mac mini®, or Mac Pro®. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text and drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications.
Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you're up and going within minutes. If you need Windows, you’ll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or choose your existing Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, or Boot Camp® installation.
Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run the most demanding applications such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Visual Studio®, or SketchUp®.
Choose Your View
Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence mode. If you’re new to Mac, you can set Windows to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC.
See Parallels Desktop in Action
See some of the most popular features in Parallels Desktop 15.
What’s New v15
Up to Date
Optimized for the latest Windows 10 updates and ready for macOS Catalina (10.15).
Works with OS X, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux and Unix, and macOS Server. No more having to choose between PC or Mac.
Add Windows applications to Touch Bar™ for instant access and customization.
USB, USB-C, Thunderbolt and FireWire devices connect with Windows. Pair your Bluetooth® devices—including Xbox One controller, stylus pen and printer—to work with both Windows and macOS.
Retina® Display Support
Smart resizing and independent screen resolutions for separate displays.
Select productivity, games, design, software testing, or development, and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.
Launch and access Windows applications right from the Mac Dock.
Save Disk Space
Get the most out of your Mac with automatic Disk Space optimization.
Office 365 Integration
Allows Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in Safari to open in their native Windows Office application.
Works with Boot Camp
Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Converting a virtual machine from Boot Camp is easy—just follow our installation assistant at startup.
Volume License Key
Unified volume license key, centralized license management, and advanced security features are available in Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition.
Extend battery life while away from a power source.
Bonus! Parallels® Toolbox
Over 30 one-touch tools—clean your drive, take screenshots, download a video, and more, all with just a single click.
Bonus! Remote Access
Remote access to your Mac from any iOS device, Android device, or browser with Parallels Access®.
Premium 24/7 phone, email, and social support after activation.
Frequently Asked Questions
To add Windows or another operating system to your Mac, Parallels Desktop creates a “virtual machine,” or a virtual copy of a computer, inside your Mac. You can then install Windows in the virtual machine just as you would install an operating ststem on a regular computer.
A full list of system and hardware requirements can be found here.
Parallels supports a wide array of operating systems, including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1, and7, as well as Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. You can run just about anything on your Mac!
Migrate your existing Windows OS from a PC, download a trial, or purchase a new license during your installation of Parallels Desktop.
Yes, you may cancel your subscription at any time.
Parallels offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all purchases made on parallels.com. If you purchased this from another retailer, please check their return policy.