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Does Windows come with my purchase of Parallels Desktop for Mac?

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Parallels Desktop for Mac does not include Microsoft® Windows. If you don't have a Windows® installation disc or .iso disk image, you can purchase Windows on a DVD from many retail stores that sell software or online from retailers such as or the Microsoft Online Store.

A list of all compatible Windows versions is available on this page:

Detailed instructions on how to install Windows into Parallels Desktop can be found in KB 4729.

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Windows key

Windows license

Please insert an operating system installation CD

There is no operating system installed in this virtual machine.

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