Parallels Desktop for Mac compatibility with macOS Monterey 12 – Known Issues

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Parallels Engineering team keeps testing Parallels Desktop for Mac and other products with macOS Monterey 12 Beta to ensure full compatibility as soon as it is released.

Below is the list of known issues we are working on with the available workarounds that we have tested in our lab.

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Known issues

Issue Workaround
macOS Monterey 12 as a host operating system


 Windows 10 is not downloading after clicking 'Get Windows 10 from Microsoft' on Intel Mac computers.

 Download Windows 10 installation image from the Microsoft website and proceed with the installation as described in KB 4729.


 Windows applications launched in the Coherence mode don't occupy full screen and can't be resized with the 'Automatically hide and show menu bar' option turned off.

  1. Right-click Windows icon in the Dock > View > Exit Coherence.
  2. Right-click Windows icon in the Dock > View > Enter Full Screen.
  3. Open the application you need in Full Screen or resize it.


 Parallels Desktop hangs on "Starting.." on the first launch after upgrading the host to macOS Monterey 12 Beta. 

 Quit Parallels Desktop (right-click Parallels Desktop icon in Dock > Quit) and launch again.


 Installation Assistant doesn't have the option "Use Windows from Boot Camp" on an Intel-based Mac. 

 No workaround yet.
 5  Windows installation stops and can't be resumed on a Mac computer with Apple M1 chip.  No workaround yet.
macOS Monterey 12 as a virtual machine


 Unable to install macOS Monterey 12 in a virtual machine from the Recovery partition. "Invalid argument" error appears.

 No workaround yet.


 Upgrading virtual machine from macOS Mojave 10.14.6 to macOS Monterey 12 hangs.

 No workaround yet.


 Virtual machine crashes on start with Parallels Tools installed. 

 No workaround yet.
4  Unable to install macOS Monterey 12 in a virtual machine from .app file.  No workaround yet.

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