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 10 in just a few clicks.

In this video, you'll find the playback speed has increased. The video shows a typical experience on a Mac powered by the Intel processor. Information on the M1 experience may be found in this article.

This video shows a typical experience on a Mac powered by the Intel processor (playback speed has been increased). To learn how to install Windows 11 on ARM Insider Preview on an Apple M1 chip Mac, watch this video.
Additional information on the M1 experience may be found in this article.

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.