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Parallels Desktop 10 System Requirements

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Access

To install and set up Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, you need:

Hardware:

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core M or Xeon processor (Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported)
  • Minimum 2 GB of memory (4 GB of memory is recommended)
  • About 850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation.
  • About 15 GB of disk space for each virtual machine.
  • SSD (Flash Storage) is recommended for greater performance.

Software:

  • Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 or later
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 or later
  • 64 bit Kernel (visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3770 to learn more)

Supported 32-bit Operating Systems for virtual machines:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, SP0
  • Windows 7 SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Home SP3, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server SP6
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation SP6
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 3.11
  • MS-DOS 6.22
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7.x, 6.x, 5.x
  • Fedora Linux 20, 19
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7.0, 6.x, 5.x
  • Debian Linux 7.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise 11 SP3, SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 17, 16, 13
  • Mageia 4.1, 3
  • Solaris 11, 10
  • FreeBSD 10, 9.x, 8.x
  • OS/2 Warp 4.5, 4
  • eComStation 2.x, 1.2
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Android OS*
  • Chrome OS*

  • Only appliances downloaded within New Virtual Machine Wizard are supported.

Supported 64-bit Operating Systems for virtual machines:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, SP0
  • Windows 7 SP1, SP0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows Vista Home, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise SP0, SP1, SP2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2, SP1, SP0
  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 6.x, 5.x
  • Fedora Linux 20,19
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, 13.04, 12.04, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7.0, 6.x, 5.x
  • Debian Linux 7.x
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 17, 16, 13
  • Mageia 4.1, 3
  • FreeBSD 10, 9.x, 8.x
  • Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
  • Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

To download the latest Parallels Desktop 10 build please click here.


PC system requirements to move your PC to your Mac (using Parallels Transporter Agent)

  • 700 MHz (or higher) x86 or x64 processor (Intel or AMD)
  • 256 MB or more of RAM
  • 50 MB of hard disk space for installing Parallels Transporter Agent
  • Ethernet or WiFi network adapter for migrating over network

Supported Windows and Linux versions:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x, 6.x
  • Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS, 14.04



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