Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and earlier
If you intend to upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10), please note that Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and earlier versions do not support OS X Yosemite. The compatibility of Parallels Desktop 8 and OS X Yosemite (10.10) has not been tested and we cannot guarantee you will be able to run your virtual machines and access your files on the virtual hard disk.
To continue using Parallels Desktop for Mac with OS X Yosemite, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac: parallels.com/products/desktop/
Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
The latest update of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac does support OS X Yosemite and addresses most compatibility issues.
Need the latest update? Download it via KB 5802.
Known issues with Parallels Desktop 9 and OS X Yosemite
OS X 10.10 virtual machine hangs with black screen at boot after initialization guest Mac OS X upgrade.
OS X 10.10 virtual machine hangs with partition selection screen at boot after initialization guest Mac OS X upgrade.
Coherence window becomes unresponsive after switching to Full Screen.
Parallels Desktop installation may be corrupted.
Various GUI artifacts.
“Open in Windows” option may not work.
- Parallels Tools update may cause issues.
Note: If you experience one of these issues please contact the Parallels Support team at: parallels.com/support/
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
The new version of Parallels Desktop 10 is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite. For more information about upgrading to Parallels Desktop 10 see KB122647