Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac is the fast, easy and powerful way to run Windows applications on your Mac - without rebooting. Easily switch between Mac and Windows apps. Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications like Microsoft Office without compromise. Now includes Parallels Toolbox, making it easy to perform dozens of essential daily tasks on your Mac.
Best of both worlds
Run Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP and more side by side with macOS.
Easy switch from PC to Mac
The Parallels setup assistant makes it a breeze to bring all of your files, applications, browser bookmarks and more from your PC to your Mac.
Install Windows 10
Convenient, in-product purchase of Windows 10 dramatically simplifies getting started.
Resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac, and Microsoft Office is faster than ever. Launch Windows applications right from the Dock. Use Mac gestures in Windows and copy and paste and drag and drop between Windows and Mac applications.
Not just for Windows
Run a wide array of operating systems including macOS, Windows 10, 8.1, and 7, Linux, Google Chrome and others.
Use Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, even when Windows 10 is not the forefront application.
Parallels Toolbox for Mac
Parallels Toolbox for Mac lets you quickly perform dozens of essential daily tasks on your Mac - at the low price of a single app. Take screenshots, secure private files with a password, convert Facebook or YouTube videos and much more. Whether you're a newcomer to Mac or a Mac pro, you'll appreciate this collection of well-designed tools and utilities.
Versatile for home, office and school
Whether you're a home user, a business professional, a student or a passionate gamer, the new Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs. Run the PC programs your work or school requires and the Mac applications you love. A Mac-based office can still run the business-critical PC applications that you, your customers and your partners need - and accessing Windows-based files for school or university just works.
Switch from your PC to your Mac
Run Windows and Mac applications side by side
Parallels Toolbox for Mac to handle dozens of essential daily tasks
Supports Windows 10 and is ready for macOS Sierra 10.12
Boot Camp integration and optimisation; reuse your existing installations
One-click tuning to optimise performance
“New to Mac” videos to easily get you started
Did You Notice?
Choose your view to make Windows invisible while still using its applications, or keep the familiar Windows background and controls on your Mac.
Apple Recommends For
Seamlessly running Windows applications side by side on your Mac - without rebooting.
What’s in the Box
Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac license key-card
Quick start guide
Complimentary Mac and Windows security software trial subscriptions
Internet Access: Some Features Require Internet Access
Media: Activation Code & Download Link
Operating System: macOS v10.12, OS X v10.11.5, OS X v10.10.5 or later
CPU: Intel-based Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor or faster
Hard Drive: 850MB free hard-drive space on the boot volume (Macintosh HD) for Parallels Desktop installation. Additional disk space for virtual machines (SSD drives recommended for better performance).
Mfr. Part Number: PDFM12L-BX1-APL-NA
UPC or EAN No.: 846829004887
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Answers from the community
Will I need to buy a CD SuperDrive to run on my iMac or will I only need the code it comes with?
- Asked by LUCAS V from REDDING
- on 11-Aug-2017
If I install Parallels, can i run Internet Explorer?
- Asked by Jerry B from Bartlesville
- on 12-Jun-2017
If I install Office 2016 for Mac on a Macbook Pro, will it work w/ Windows 10 inside of Parallels?
- Asked by Cindi C from Tallahassee
- on 5-Feb-2017
If I install Parallels do I purchase Microsoft Office for a PC or do I purchase Microsoft Office for a Mac?
- Asked by Doug B from Tinana
- on 1-Feb-2017
With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can run Microsoft Office for PC. Many people prefer it over the With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can run Microsoft Office for PC. Many people prefer it over the Mac version of Microsoft Office, as it has more functionality or they got used to it.
- Answered by Aleksandr S from Moscow
- on 25-May-2017
can parallels desktop be used on different computers
- Asked by Marcus A from Durham
- on 27-Nov-2016
Hello!! does it include access and publisher?
- Asked by Diana Judith K from Buenos Aires
- on 30-Sep-2016
No. Parallels does not include any Windows products, you have to purchase them separately. Paralle No. Parallels does not include any Windows products, you have to purchase them separately. Parallels will allow you to run Access and Publisher if you have a legal copy of the software.
- Answered by Craig P from Calgary
- on 9-Nov-2016