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Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac system requirements

  • Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac Standard Edition

To install and set up Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac, you need a Mac computer with:

  • An Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
  • At least 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended to run Windows 7). Note: Your Mac must have enough RAM memory to use Mac OS X and its applications plus the memory required for each additional operating system (and its programs) that you want to use simultaneously.
  • At least 1.4GB of space available on the boot volume (the volume that has Mac OS X) for Parallels Desktop installation
  • 15 GB of available disk space for Windows
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7 or later, Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.8 or later, or Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later

Tip: To identify your computer's processor, memory, and Mac OS X version, choose Apple menu > About This Mac.

For more information please refer to Parallels Desktop User's Guide.

Note: Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is a 64-bit application. It means you will be able to install and run Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac only on 64-bit Mac OS X. Please ensure you have 64-bit Mac OS X before purchasing Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac.

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