Parallels Desktop 18 for macOS

Runs Windows and macOS simultaneously on a Mac.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Features

Whether you need to run Windows programs that don’t have Mac versions, or you’re making a switch from Windows PC to Mac and need to transfer your data, Parallels Desktop has you covered.

Works with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, macOS*, and more. No more having to choose between PC or Mac.

Reuse your existing Boot Camp installation. Using Boot Camp in Parallels Desktop virtual machine is easy—just follow our installation assistant at start-up.

Select productivity, games, designPRO, software testingPRO or developmentPRO, and Parallels Desktop will optimize your VM settings and performance for you.

Fast, Powerful and Easy

Run thousands of Windows apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Access, Quicken, QuickBooks, Visual Studio, even graphic intensive games and CAD programs without compromising on performance or rebooting.


Use Windows, side-by-side, with macOS on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro—no restarting required. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text, and drag and drop files and contents between Mac and Windows applications.

Lightning Fast

Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run applications, such as Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, PowerBI, AutoCAD, MetaTrader, and thousands more. Play your favorite classic Windows-only games on a Mac.

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 would look just like it should if you were using a Windows PC.

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Features Standard Edition Pro Edition Business Edition
Optimized for macOS Ventura
Download and Install Windows 11 in one click
Seamless Mac integration
NEW! Use game controller in Windows with no setup
Disk Space Optimization
Visual Studio plug-in for remote debugging and profiling
Advanced virtual networking tools
NEW! Automate with CLI tools + CLI for macOS VM on Apple M series Mac
Integrations With Vagrant/Docker/Packer/Minikube
Manage more VMs: templates, colors, sorting
Virtual RAM for each VM* 8GB vRAM 128GB vRAM 128GB vRAM
Virtual CPUs for each VM* 4 vCPUs 32 vCPUs 32 vCPUs
Debug, dump VM or start an SSH session from menu
Premium 24/7 phone and email support Subscription only
Enable employees to download a preconfigured Windows to their Mac
NEW! Per user licensing option for companies that are ready to use SSO/SAML/SCIM integration
Centralized administration and management
Unified Volume License Key for mass deployment

System Requirements

Operating System

macOS Ventura 13.0 (when released)
macOS Monterey 12.4 or newer
macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 or newer
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer


Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor


4GB of RAM


600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation


Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, and M2 chips, Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA graphics cards

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