Upgrade Parallels Desktop for Mac to Pro Edition

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If you have an active Parallels Desktop Standard Edition subscription, you can easily convert to Parallels Desktop Pro Edition with just a few clicks and get access to many advanced powerful features. Productivity is at the heart of every feature that was added to the all-new Pro Edition: do more in less time with higher quality.

Parallels Desktop Pro Edition is available as a subscription; you will always enjoy running the latest version of Parallels Desktop as a benefit of your subscription. Pro Edition also includes no-charge subscription to Parallels Toolbox - a set of essential Mac tools.

Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition includes the following features and capabilities:

Feature Pro Edition Standard Edition


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Configure a startup delay for a virtual machine (VM).


Create and use VM templates.

Virtual RAM for each virtual machine Up to 128GB vRAM Up to 8GB vRAM
Virtual CPUs for each virtual machine Up to 32 CPUs Up to 4 CPUs
Download ready-to-go Windows 10 virtual machine with Visual Studio**  
Nested Virtualization to work with WSL 2, Docker, Android/iPhone® emulator for VS, and others**  
Use Linked Clones for convenient testing and development  
Rollback Mode: revert changes on virtual machine shutdown  
Limit VM resource usage (per every virtual machine)  
Share smart card readers with Windows  
Support for mmap() in Linux Shared Folders**  
Use 8.3 filenames for Shared Folders  
Use EFI Secure Boot  
Virtual TPM support* ✓***
Prepare VM for transfer to another Mac or cloud storage  


Use Jenkins to run a build server on Mac  
Debug, dump VM, or start an SSH session from the menu  
Guest OS debugging support  
The addition of a Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in  
Parallels Vagrant plugin to work with reproducible and portable work environments  
Linked clones in Vagrant plugin to create new boxes fast and save disk space  
Support running Docker containers in a VM via a Docker Machine  
Use the Parallels SDK with Python 3.0 support  


An enhanced network editor that allows you to test different connectivity issues  
Port forwarding: pass traffic from a Mac port to VM or IP address and desired port  
Create custom host-only networks and specify their names  
Use DNS requests over TCP in Shared Network  
Use virtual machine names as their DNS names  
Use tcpdump with virtual networks  
Resolve DNS requests from VM using info in  /etc/resolver from the host macOS  


Headless mode  

Set a custom icon for every VM.


Color code VMs from the Context menu to distinguish them from one another.


Other features

Sort virtual machines in Control Center  
Set a custom icon for every virtual machine  
Archive/unarchive VMs in Control Center to save disk space  
Connect physical disks to VMs as internal disks  
Use Command Line Interface tools to control Parallels Desktop and manage virtual machines  
Use bash (zsh) autocompletion for the Parallels CLI tools  

** These features are currently not supported on Mac computers with Apple M-Series chip.

*** These features are supported in Parallels Desktop 17 and newer.

The upgrade cost is due at the moment of the upgrade, it is the amount for the remaining period of your current subscription exclusive of the price you already paid for it.

The new price of the subscription is the full price for Parallels Desktop Pro Edition, with the exception of special offers. It will be charged on the billing date, when the current subscription period expires.

Note: please note that it is only possible to upgrade licenses associated with your account. So if an upgrade fails, please first make sure that the first and last digits of the license you are upgrading match the license displayed in your account.

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