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Over 6 million Mac users worldwide are already using Parallels Desktop for Mac to run Windows applications, and other operating systems, on their Mac. Let us show you why.

 

The #1 choice of Mac users for over 14 years!

Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac is the fastest, easiest, and most powerful solution for running Windows applications on a Mac—without rebooting. Easily switch between Mac and Windows apps. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, like Microsoft Office, Project, or Visio, and demanding graphical applications, without compromise.

Three easy steps to get your personal, not-for-resale copy of Parallels Desktop, and unleash the ultimate Mac experience:
Step 1:
Learn about the solution
 
Step 2:
Pass the quiz
 
Step 3:
Register
Step 1:
Learn about the solution

Offer Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac to customers that are switching from PC to Mac, as well as to those who need Windows, Linux, or older versions of macOS. Parallels Desktop 16 allows your customers to seamlessly run Windows on Mac, and protects their investment in Windows software. It also avoids the need for them to look for alternatives in the Mac App Store.

What's new in Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac:

Improved and Faster Graphics

Parallels Desktop 16 delivers up to 20% faster DirectX graphics1 and improved OpenGL 3 support for both Windows and Linux. Run more applications and games including DIALux evo 9, ProPresenter 6, Samson Connect and run your existing applications faster.
Improved and Faster Graphics

Optimized for Big Sur 11

Get world's first 3D support for macOS Big Sur VMs – run Mac apps like Maps, Pages, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier and many more in macOS VMs.* On macOS Big Sur, Parallels Desktop 16 uses native macOS System Extensions over depreciated Kernal Extensions by default.

Optimized for Big Sur 11

Enhanced Integration

New print options from the Windows application are now available including duplex printing and paper sizes ranging from A0 to envelope*.

Confidently work on Mac files in Windows by engaging the "safe removal check" to ensure files in shared folders are not accidentally deleted. Work more efficiently with Mac admin password bypass when installing Parallels Desktop updates and utilize intelligent disk detection when operating virtual machines on extra disks.

Enhanced Integration

Linux and Mac VMs

Be more productive when working with Git repositories in Linux Shared Folders with up to 75% faster "git status" execution. And in one click, use and download the latest Linux distributives, including Ubuntu 20.04, CentOS 8, Fedora 32, and Debian 10. Plus, Linux OpenGL improvements now let you run Steam. Achieve picture-perfect quality and performance using macOS Big Sur in a VM thanks to the first-in-the-world Metal graphics acceleration in a VM**.
Linux and Mac VMs
Benefits:
Allow your customers peace of mind when switching from PC to Mac by ensuring their PC software investments are protected and they are able to continue to use their Windows applications, settings, peripherals, and printers on Mac. Yes
When customers leave your store with the ability to run Windows on their Mac, you maintain the ability to sell Windows software to them in the future. Yes
Additional services can be offered, such as PC to Mac migration services to move not only documents and files, but the complete Windows environment. Yes
What we offer:

Easy Set-up

Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are up and going within minutes! If you need Windows, you'll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or use your Boot Camp installation. You may also migrate your Windows PC* or use Linux, like Ubuntu.

Yes

Lightning Fast

Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run the demanding applications such as Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, Microsoft PowerBI or MetaTrader.

Yes

The Best of Both Worlds

Easily access PC apps from your MacBook Pro Touch Bar. Use Windows 10 People Bar on the Mac to easily chat with your buddies from the dock, or play games on the Mac.

Yes

Seamless Integration

Use Mac and Windows applications side-by-side, with no rebooting. Launch and access Windows applications right from the Dock. Easily drag & drop and copy & paste between Mac and Windows. If you are new to Mac, you can keep the familiar Windows experience, in full-screen.

Yes
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Seamless

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 & drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications.
Run Cortana with a single click.

Easy Set-Up

Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are 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.
Quick Look works on both the Mac desktop and Windows desktop.

Lightning Fast

Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run the most demanding applications such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Visual Studio®, SketchUp® or AutoDesk Revit.
Run both Mac and Windows Seamlessly

Choose your View

Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence Mode, or 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.
Excel for Windows running natively on your Mac
System Requirement for Parallels Desktop 16
 

Minimum

To run most applications such as Microsoft Office, accounting, trading, SAP, Matlab and more

Best Performance

For graphics-intensive applications, high loads and running multiple virtual machines
Processor Apple M1 chip, Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor Apple M1 chip, Intel Core i5, Core i7, Core i9 or Xeon processor
Memory 4 GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM or more
Storage 600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation. Additional disk space for the guest operating system (at least 16 GB is required for Windows 10) SSD drive
Graphics Apple M1 chip GPU, Intel, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA Apple M1 chip GPU, AMD Radeon Pro graphics card
Operating System
  • macOS Big Sur 11.1 or newer
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or newer
  • macOS Big Sur 11.1 or newer
  • DirectX 11 requires at least macOS Mojave 10.14, but works best on macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer.
Internet connection is required for product activation, updates and select features.
 
Step 2:
Pass the quiz

Once you complete the quiz, we will send you instructions for your free, personal, not-for-resale copy of Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac.

  • Question 1

    Why is Boot Camp not the ideal solution for your customers?

    Correct. Parallels Desktop allows you to seamlessly run Windows and macOS side-by-side, copy & paste or drag & drop files between them, and use the swipe gesture to move between full-screen Windows and macOS.
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  • Question 2

    True or False: Parallels Desktop can only run Windows on a Mac.

    Correct. With Parallels Desktop, customers can run virtually every popular operating system on their Mac. It even allows you to install and test the developer or public beta version of macOS Mojave before it is released!
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  • Question 3

    Parallels Desktop helps you transfer your PC files to Mac. What kind of files can you migrate?

    Correct. Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac migrates your entire PC: all programs, files, and user settings, including browser favorites.
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  • Question 4

    You already own a Mac and don't need to run Windows applications, why should you still consider using Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac?

    Correct! All of the above. With Parallels Desktop you can run demanding Windows games on your Mac, you can develop for all major operating systems, and you can run a beta macOS inside your current macOS to safely test a new build.
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Step 3:
Register

Once you have completed the registration, we will verify that you are working with one of our Parallels authorized resellers. Upon verification, which can take up to 10 business days (using a company email address will speed this up), you will receive an email containing a download link and an activation key for your personal, not-for-resale version of Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac. The license is issued and registered to the name and address provided. Please note that resold activation keys will be terminated without further notice, and you will be permanently expelled from this program. Your activation key will allow you to upgrade your existing copy of Parallels Desktop, or activate a new copy of Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac. All NFR licenses granted under this program are time-limited.

Parallels will notify you before the license expires and offer you the opportunity to re-qualify for a new license.

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