Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac updates summary

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Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.1.0 (53311)

This update for Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.1.0 (53311) addresses overall stability and security issues, and includes the following fixes and improvements: 

macOS Ventura 13 

Windows 11 

Linux 

Other 

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac Pro Edition only 

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac Business Edition only 

Deprecation of legacy Windows OS support 

As Microsoft stopped supporting driver signing for legacy Windows OS versions, it is not possible for us anymore to support Windows OS versions 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1. Moreover, these Windows versions no longer receive maintenance or security updates. 

For these reasons, this product update includes the final version of Parallels Tools for legacy Windows OS versions. Parallels Tools enable a smooth experience with Windows on a Mac, and include: 

While legacy Windows OS versions will continue to work in future Parallels Desktop updates with the current Parallels Tools version for as long as possible, they will no longer receive any updates or fixes. Parallels recommends switching to Windows 11 for a secure and smooth Windows experience on a Mac in the long term.  

For more information about legacy Windows versions support, please visit KB 129252

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.3 (53079)

This update for Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.3 (53079) addresses overall stability and performance issues.

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.2 (53077)

This update for Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.2 (53077) addresses overall stability and security issues and includes the following fixes and improvements:

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.1 (53056)

This update for Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.1 (53056) addresses overall stability and performance issues.

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac 18.0.0 (53049)

Ready for macOS Ventura 13

As a main operating system:

As a virtual machine:

 

Graphics

For Apple M series chip Mac computers:

 

Usability

For all supported Mac computers:

For Intel-based Mac computers:

 

Compatibility

For Apple M series chip Mac computers:

 

Devices

For all supported Mac computers:

For Apple M series chip Mac computers:

 

Design

For all supported Mac computers:

 

Other

For all supported Mac computers:

For Apple M series chip Mac computers:

 

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac Pro Edition only

For all supported Mac computers:

For Apple M series chip Mac computers:

 

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac Business Edition only

For all supported Mac computers:

 

What was Deprecated or Removed from Parallels Desktop 18

According to the statistics from the users who participate in the Parallels Customer Experience program, some product features are used very seldom or not at all. We have decided to either stop supporting them or completely remove them from Parallels Desktop and focus on frequently used features and further enhancements.

Please see below which features were removed and which were deprecated. If a feature is removed, it is no longer available in Parallels Desktop 18. Deprecated features will continue to work, but are no longer supported and will be removed in the next product version.

All the features mentioned below are not business-critical, so these changes will have little to no impact on your work.

Removed features:

* Performance measurements conducted by Parallels by collecting the PassMark9 score in Windows 11 (22000) in macOS 12 on Mac13,2. Measured with a pre-release version of Parallels Desktop 18 versus the released version of Parallels Desktop 17. The performance will vary based on usage, system configuration, and other factors.

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