We recommend installing Parallels Desktop updates as soon as they are available because they contain critical fixes and improvements.
To check for updates, click on the Parallels Desktop menu on Mac menu bar and select Check for Updates:
If an update for your Parallels Desktop version is available, you will see the option to download and install it.
You can also configure Parallels Desktop to check for updates automatically:
- Go to Parallels Desktop menu > Preferences > General
Verify that the Download updates automatically check-box is checked
From the Check for Updates drop-down list choose how often would you like Parallels Desktop to check for updates.
Links to direct downloads
The latest updates are also available for manual download. Use this option if you are unable to check for updates from within the product.
To download earlier versions of Parallels Desktop please refer to KB 5802.