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How to install or upgrade to Parallels Desktop 10

  • Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac
  • Parallels Desktop Enterprise

How to install Parallels Desktop 10?

This article will help you install Parallels Desktop 10.

Upgrading to Parallels Desktop 10?

NOTE: After upgrading to Parallels Desktop 10 you do not need to reinstall Windows or create a new virtual machine.

You can successfully use your existing virtual machine.

IMPORTANT: Upgrades are possible for Parallels Desktop 8 and above. For activation instructions with Parallels Desktop 10 upgrade license, please visit this article.

If your previous version key is for Parallels Desktop 7 or an earlier version, please visit the Parallels Online Store to purchase a full license for Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac:

To upgrade your Parallels Desktop to Parallels Desktop 10 please proceed to Instructions listed below.


  1. Parallels Desktop 10 is distributed as .dmg image available to download. You may download Parallels Desktop 10 installation file from our site:

  1. Double click the downloaded Parallels Desktop 10 installation file with .dmg extension and it will be mounted to Finder then double-click the Install icon.

  2. Enter your Mac user password and the installation will start.

  3. If you are upgrading to Parallels Desktop 10 from a previous Parallels Desktop version you will see this dialogue. Click Remove to remove your current version of Parallels Desktop and install Parallels Desktop 10

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