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Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac System Requirements

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro Edition

To install and set up Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac, you need:

Hardware:

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Intel Core M or Xeon processor
  • 4 GB of memory (8 GB recommended)
  • 850 MB of disk space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation
  • Additional disk space for virtual machines (varies by operating system installed)
  • SSD drive is recommended for better performance
  • Internet connection for product activation and select features

Software:

  • macOS High Sierra 12.13 (when available)
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.5 or later
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or later
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 or later

Supported 32-bit Guest Operating Systems

  • 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, 6, 5
  • Fedora Linux 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
  • Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10, 16.04 LTS, 15.10, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04 LTS, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 LTS, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7, 6, 5
  • Debian Linux 8, 7, 6, 5
  • Suse Linux Enterprise 12, 11 SP3, 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 18, 17, 16, 13
  • Kali 2017.1
  • Zorin OS 12.1
  • Elementary 0.4
  • Manjaro 17.0.1
  • Mageia 5, 4.1, 3
  • Solaris 11.3, 11, 10
  • openBSD 6
  • FreeBSD 11, 10, 10, 9, 8
  • OS/2 Warp 4.5, 4
  • eComStation 2, 1.2
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Android OS*

*Only the one downloaded with help of Installation Assistant.

Supported 64-bit Guest Operating Systems

  • 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
  • Boot2Docker
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7, 6, 5
  • Fedora Linux 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
  • Ubuntu 17.04, 16.10, 16.04 LTS, 15.10, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04 LTS, 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 LTS, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 LTS
  • CentOS Linux 7, 6, 5
  • Debian Linux 8.3, 7, 6, 5
  • Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12, 11 SP3, 11 SP2
  • OpenSUSE Linux 13.2, 13.1, 12.3
  • Linux Mint 18, 17, 16, 13
  • Kali 2017.1
  • Zorin OS 12.1
  • Elementary 0.4
  • Manjaro 17.0.1
  • Mageia 5, 4.1, 3
  • OpenVZ 7
  • Solaris 11.3, 11, 10
  • OpenBSD 6
  • FreeBSD 11, 10, 10, 9, 8
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.x
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9.x
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
  • OS X Lion 10.7.x
  • OS X Lion Server 10.7.x
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.x
  • Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5.x

Note: Parallels Desktop for Mac emulates PC hardware, so operating systems that are not present in this list can work as well. They are not on the list because we didn't test them in our lab or found some critical issues. You can download Parallels Desktop Trial here and install an operating system of your choice. If it doesn't work and you believe it should be supported, let us know at Parallels Forum.


To download the latest Parallels Desktop 13 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 of RAM
  • 50 MB of available hard disk space for installation of Parallels Transporter Agent
  • Ethernet or WiFi network adapter for migrating over network
  • External drive storage for migrating via external disk
  • Supported Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
  • Supported Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Ubuntu 8.04



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