Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac - Instant Download for Mac (1 Computer)
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac - Instant Download for Mac (1 Computer)
Experience the power of running Windows on your Mac without rebooting with Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac. Our simple yet powerful solution allows you to seamlessly use Mac and Windows applications side-by-side, switch between them effortlessly, and run even the most demanding graphical apps without compromise. With the most tightly integrated virtual machine solution, Parallels Desktop 12 makes Windows feel like part of the macOS, giving you the best of both worlds in a fast and effortless way.
- Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting
- Use Windows apps like they are native to Mac or PC
- Easily convert your existing PC or install a new Windows OS
- Optimized for Windows 10 and ready for macOS Sierra
- 500 GB of online backup storage* (for 1 year)
- Dozens more smart tools to simplify everyday tasks
Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac. Parallels Desktop 12 allows you to run a wide array of operating systems including OS X, Windows 10, 8.1 & 7, Linux, and Google Chrome, giving you the freedom to run just about anything on your Mac.
Parallels Desktop 12 now supports Windows 10 and macOS, allowing you to seamlessly use Microsoft Cortana, your virtual assistant, on your Mac. You can also reuse your existing Boot Camp installation, making it easier than ever to convert a virtual machine from Boot Camp. Plus, we make it easy to switch from your PC to your Mac by helping you transfer all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks, and more with our setup assistant.
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition gives your virtual machines more processing power, allowing you to run even the most demanding applications. With up to 64 GB vRAM and 16 vCPUs per virtual machine, you can enjoy robust performance and get the job done efficiently.
Business Class Software:
With our Business Edition, IT can stay in control of end user licenses and Windows virtual machines by utilizing a Unified Volume License Key, centralized license management, and advanced security features. Parallels Desktop 12 also offers a wide range of additional features, including the ability to drag and drop files between Mac and Windows, copy and paste files or text between them, launch Windows apps right from the Dock, and more.
Number of Computers/Users1 Computer
License DurationOne Time Purchase
Delivery MethodInstant Download
Compatible Operating SystemsMac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Siera, Mac OS X High Sierra, Mac OS X Mojave
I use a 13” 2010 MacBook Pro for portable computing. The 13” is unique among old MacBooks in that it recognizes 16 GB memory and when I added a SSD it works well. I updated Mac O/S several times and now run High Sierra, the last that will run on this MacBook Pro. I had not run Windows and Parallels for a while. When I needed it to run Durametric, a Windows based OBDC2 for my Boxster to check codes, my old Parallels would not run. I determined that Parallels12 was most compatible. Parallels 12 installed easily with no issues. After installation, Windows and Durametric ran fine and I cleared my “check engine” light after I affected repairs. I have used Parallels since it replaced Connectix Virtual PC and it is a great tool, getting better with each release.
I found that on the same Mac, Parallels VM in most cases works much better than exactly the same VM works under VMware Fusion. Performance is noticeably faster, the CPU temperature is much lower.
What I said in the title.
I registed it. works good
Works well allowing me to install Windows, and run Windows programs on my iMac. Easy to transfer files from one OS to the other, and use the network places to show shared files and folders from the MAC side.
I have used Parallels for many years now (since version 7). It has been a great product, but there are a few alarming developments. The most alarming one is that the free VirtualBox has closed the innovation gap dramatically. Now in many cases I find VirtualBox easier to use and work with than Parallels. The second trend is declining Parallels support. Easy and quick support does not exist anymore. Even for the Pro version one has to jump through extra steps as support codes. Several years ago Parallels really impressed me. Now we have to deal with subscriptions, difficult support, and other issues. But it feels like Parallels simply stopped innovating.
I had Parallels 5 running on Mac OS 10.6.8. It was incredible. I could run Mac OS simultaneously with Windows 7. Everything worked great. But since the computer companies are forcing everyone to downgrade to a newer OS I eventually had to get a newer computer to run the latest OS or risk not having any ability to run my business since systematically each web browser and software program was being forcibly retired to where it would not work, or not work with websites needed (changing the OS on my existing hardware was not an option).Parallels gives you version 13 even though the box says 12. Everything installed and the Mac migration assistant made the transition to a new computer as easy as it could be. My old Windows was there as if by magic.However it is ridiculously slow. So slow that Windows boots but you can't run any Windows programs and while Parallels is running the Mac works so slow that you get constant "spinning beach balls." I am running the newest iMac with 8GB ram. I suspect that you need at least 16GB or more to make this work. Unfortunately the new 21" iMacs don't have expandable RAM (at least without performing risky and major "surgery" to your computer).So I am going to have to keep my old Mac running the old Parallels so I can access the 2 Windows programs I have to run, and just run the new Mac for Mac stuff. Which means the Parallels 13 was a complete waste.
Clunky, takes forever to load, runs slow--gosh, maybe I gave it a star too many? Oh yah, "upgrades" are around $30--on sale. Thumbs down.
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