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Products: Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac


Parallels Desktop for Mac gives Apple users the ability to run Windows, Linux, or any other PC-based operating system at the same time as macOS.

Unlike Apple's Boot Camp, where users must completely shut down OS X and endure a full OS start-up cycle to access an important application, Parallels empowers users with the ability to run Windows programs such as Outlook, Access, Internet Explorer and any other PC application without having to give up the usability and functionality of their Mac system, even for a few minutes.

Why is Parallels Desktop the best solution for running Windows on a Mac?

Unmatched ease of use

Parallels Desktop for Mac is easy to download, install and use. Build a virtual machine in seconds using helpful wizards. Configure virtual machines using a simple, web-inspired interface.

Run any OS at the same time as macOS

Use virtually any version of Windows (3.11, 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Linux distribution, FreeBSD, Solaris, OS/2, eComStation, or MS-DOS in secure environments running alongside, not instead of OS X.

  MacBook Pro with Parallels

With three different modes of running Windows: Full Screen, Single Window (pictured above) and Coherence, you can choose the best way to work.

Windows that works exactly like a genuine Windows PC

Use applications, access the internet, and work with any piece of hardware just like you would on a real PC, without the hassle of shutting down and booting up Windows, or switching between terminals. Create as many 'virtual machines' as you like, each with a different version of Windows. Perfect for developers and web designers to test their product in every type of operating system, without the expense of buying multiple PC's.

Parallels Desktop Screenshot  

Easily share files & folders between Windows and macOS

Using the Parallels Shared Folder tool, you can easily share documents, folders, or your entire home folder contents between your Windows virtual machine, or simply copy and paste data the two systems. No networking or complicated set up required.


Import from Boot Camp

Parallels Desktop includes the ability to import an existing Windows Boot Camp installation, saving you the time and effort of re-installing not only your Windows OS, but also all the other programs and customisations you've made.

Minimum system requirements

The following is a basic list of requirements to run Parallels Desktop with Windows:

Windows XP or earlier
Windows 7 or 8
  • Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • 5GB of hard drive space
  • 2GB of memory
  • A version of Windows XP or earlier
  • Mac with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • 15GB of hard drive space
  • 4GB of memory
  • Any version of Windows 7 or 8

To have Windows with Parallels Desktop set up for you in your home or office, make a booking with one of our skilled on-site technicians.



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