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Parallels Desktop 9 system requirements

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  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

To install and set up Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, you need:

A Mac computer with:

  • An Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better

  • At least 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended to run Windows 7)

  • At least 700 MB of space available on the boot volume (the volume that has Mac OS X) for Parallels Desktop installation

  • Enough free disk space for each virtual machine and its applications (at least 15 GB for each installation of Windows)

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later, or Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 or later. To identify your computer's processor, memory, and Mac OS X version, choose Apple menu > About This Mac.

  • Internet connection required for product activation, select features, and online updates.

One of the following:

  • A Windows installation disc, or other installation media for the operating systems you want to use alongside Mac OS X

  • An Internet connection to download and install freely available operating system such as Ubuntu or Google Chrome.

- If you're using OS X Lion or later, you can setup a second copy of OS X to be used as a guest operating system alongside your main system, without having to purchase or download another copy of OS X.

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