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Parallels

Desktop 17 Pro Edition
For Mac

1 Year License | Digital Download

Run Windows Seamlessly! Run thousands of Windows apps!
Fast, Powerful and Easy!
Run Windows and macOS® simultaneously on a Mac®
Use Windows side-by-side with macOS (no restarting required) on your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text and drag and drop files and content between Mac and Windows applications.
Easy Set-Up
Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you are up and running within minutes! If you need Windows, you’ll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or use your Boot Camp installation if you have an Intel-based Mac. You may also migrate your Windows PC* or Linux, like Ubuntu (Intel-based Mac computers only).
Lightning Fast
Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run applications such as Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, PowerBI, AutoCAD, MetaTrader, and thousands more. Play your favorite classic Windows-only games on a Mac. The improved display driver in Parallels Desktop 17 delivers much smoother Windows UI responsiveness and synchronized video playback experience. The new driver boosts the frame rate in many 2D action-platformer games including Foregone, Smelter and many others for a greater gaming experience.
Choose your View
Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence™ Mode, or if you’re new to Mac, you can set Windows to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC.
Maximum Power to Create & Develop With Parallels Desktop Pro
Designed with developers, power users and other demanding professionals in mind. Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition delivers ultimate processing power, so you can code in Visual Studio, design and build in Autodesk apps, automate in PowerShell, play heavy Windows games, and more—all on a Mac and as easily as on a PC.
Test on Multiple Native Browsers
Run Internet Explorer 93, 103, 11 and the Windows version of Microsoft Edge right on your dev machine—and all at the same time. Run incompatible browsers in separate installations of Windows in separate VMs. Plus, create a test environment across the group, simultaneously, using your favorite web development tool (Dreamweaver, WordPress, Microsoft Expression and more) to make changes to your site. If you regularly use multiple IE versions, explore Parallels® Toolbox to launch them all at once and save time. (Parallels Toolbox is included with your purchase of Parallels Desktop Pro Edition.)
VM Upload and Transfer
Save time and reduce the bandwidth required for uploading and transferring large virtual machine (VM) files by converting a VM bundle into a single file. Now it’s just an easy upload when transferring to a new Mac.
Develop Menu
Access the Develop menu by selecting "Software Development" as your VM profile, or by enabling "Show Developer Tools" in your VM configuration. From the menu bar, select Develop> and choose from the following tools.
  • Start SSH Session: Quickly start an SSH session with your VM. This command requires an SSH server running on your VM; calls 'ssh <vm_ip>' command in Terminal.
  • Open in Browser: Test and open your website in one click.
  • Start Debugging Session: Start a debugging session directly from Parallels Desktop. Note: Parallels Desktop supports lldb as a debugging front end. It should be installed with the XCode command line tools or XCode.
  • Generate a Core Dump: Generate the VM memory dump.
Visual Studio Plugin
Debug in a safe, isolated environment. The Parallels plugin for Visual Studio allows you to develop software in one virtual machine and test it in others with just one click. To start remote debugging of your project, build the project and test it locally. Then click Parallels > Start Debugging in the VM and select the virtual machine you need.
Developer Tool Integration
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition can integrate with powerful developer tools to enhance your workflow. (Note: Additional software must be downloaded or purchased separately.)
  • Vagrant Provider: Download the ready-to-use environment in seconds. Save time with one command: Vagrant Up. If you use Vagrant Share by Hashicorp, grant access to your VM via SSH or HTTP.
  • Command Line Interface: Use (prlctl, prlsrvctl), to control Parallels Desktop for Mac and virtual machines, their settings, and configuration. Autocompletion for prlctl and prlsrvctl commands in bash.* Allow passing arguments to VM applications. (*bash completion should be installed on Mac.)
  • Jenkins: Run your builds in VMs by initiating and managing with Jenkins. Build OS X and iOS apps with Jenkins and continuous integration (CI). With the Jenkins plugin, Parallels Desktop VMs are launched dynamically whenever they are needed to build jobs, and then suspended during idle time for high-density usage of resources.
  • Nested Hyper-V Support: Parallels Desktop provides nested virtualization support (VT-X technology) that allows you to run Hyper-V and other types of virtual machines and emulators inside.
  • Docker: Docker Machine Parallels Driver allows you to create Docker hosts locally on Parallels Desktop.
  • Chef: Quick identification for recipes created from within Parallels VMs.
Test a Beta OS or Update
Take advantage of future public beta OSes from Apple and Microsoft without risking your data. Install a beta macOS or beta Windows release in a virtual machine safely on your Mac.

New update or upgrade released? First test it out in a VM. Save snapshots of a virtual machine. If something goes wrong, you can revert the changes back to any of your snapshots and continue working with the guest OS. Plus, the SmartGuard functionality in Parallells Desktop allows you to automate snapshots' creation.
Download Pre-Built VMs
If you don't have enough time to create a new virtual machine with the required configuration, you can download a ready-to-use one with a predefined configuration.

Simply choose File > New and select from the "Free Systems" section. Pre-built VMs include a full Windows 10 Development Environment with Visual Studio and other tools pre-installed, a wide variety of Windows versions with different IE and Edge browsers pre-installed, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, CentOS Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Mint Linux, and Android virtual machines.
Additional tools in Parallels Toolbox 5 for Mac and Windows
Parallels® Toolbox, which is included with Parallels Desktop subscriptions, introduced five new tools to its latest version. Focus on Window, Transform Text, Recognize Text, Barcode Scanner, and Barcode Generator have now been added to Parallels Toolbox’s extensive library of more than 30 everyday utilities.

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Write a Review 4.6 / 5 33 out of 36 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: lloydirwin
Rating: 5/5 Purchase of Parallels Pro November 16, 2021 The purchase process was great. No issues at all and the team at MacSales was super. I haven't installed the package yet as I'm working on getting my Mac mini fully operational.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support November 18, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are delighted to hear your experience with OWC MacSales has been great! Please feel free to reach out to our support team if further assistance is needed.
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Reviewer: mvaone
Rating: 5/5 works great cut my luggage in half September 9, 2021 works great cut my luggage in half!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support September 10, 2021 Thank you for your feedback!. This great to hear!
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Reviewer: CrowdedSquirrel-92783
Rating: 5/5 Working wonderfully so far May 1, 2021 I have not fully used Parallels, yet on my Mac computer. From what has happened so far, it is nice to see the product working and the changes, that have been made, to make it work better with Big Sur.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: JJMcDonald Location: Richmond Virginia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A great way to make sure you have Office and others December 3, 2019 The hardware for the Mac is rock solid. The software is also Rock solid. But the enterprise of America (and other places) lives by MS Office. and the Windows version integrates more seamlessly then the Mac Version.

To get to Microsoft you either do Boot Camp, or some intermediate layer. I have used VMWare in the past and it is more complex to configure. Parallels just loads and works. and So does the MS Office set of Visio and MS Project (Which Every IT professional needs.)

SO for the use of 2 programs, you have to do Microsoft. And this is the way to get it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 17 Pro Edition for Mac - 1 Year License.

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Reviewer: Salinet Location: Brasil Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The best May 30, 2017 I always used Parallels. No more to say but IT IS THE BEST.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: peterl7 Location: Austarlia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 good software January 17, 2017 works well

This review is from Parallels Desktop for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: TimFrazier69 Location: Nashville, NC Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Work great and fast. October 24, 2016 I have been using this software on my Mac for some backwards compatibility with MS Windows world and software.

This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Sad2Say
Rating: 4/5 Good but 11 is better October 8, 2016 I've gotten lot of good use out of this version of Parallels, but having recently upgraded to 11 (also through OWC), I can say that the latter is a huge improvement. 10 has some fairly evident bugs -- I've never been able to suspend or shut down a virtual machine successfully, for example, and always have to go through a painful boot process after force-quitting the app -- but all appear to have been resolved in 11. As always, however, OWC customer service has been terrific.

This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kankakee, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Easy, robust July 8, 2016 I have been using Parallels since version 7. I like the ease of setting up most VM's, though Windoze Upgrades can be tricky. It allows me to run those occasional use Windoze or Linux software without having to keep a dedicated machine. The only drawback that drops it to a 4 star from a 5 is that it restricts the versions of OS X that you can setup. Currently, you can't go any further back that Mavericks. My first Mac Mini was a Snow Leopard machine and sometimes I find that even in a VM, I can get certain tasks accomplished quicker than with all of the bells and whistles of newer versions.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - OWC Customer Exclusive New Version Special.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin, TX Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Superior product for running Windows/Linux in OS X February 23, 2016 I enjoy tinkering with multiple operating systems and was looking for a good way to do this in OS X. Although VirtualBox is free and a good alternative, I was able to get Parallels bundled with my order from OWC. I also like physical media so this was win-win.

I was really impressed with the Coherence mode and enjoyed the easy printer and file sharing - I literally had to configure NOTHING in my guest operating systems to access my desktop printer.

If you want a professional product which provides fantastic integration between OS X and the guest operating systems you want to run, this is for you!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: The Great White North
Rating: 5/5 Installs easily January 14, 2016 Good price. Installed Windows 7 without a hitch, which is a plus for Windows-:) However, I haven't upgraded to Windows 10 because of bad reports/privacy issues.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Long Beach, CA Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Software January 12, 2016 Love it Easy to install Just follow the steps

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Have To Use Windows So.....But Great Price! January 1, 2016 Fast shipping and no issues with the item. Very Satisfied!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Have to Use Windows, so ..... Great price though! January 1, 2016 Fast shipping and no issues with the item. Very Satisfied!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Long Time Supporter November 20, 2015 It works well. The only downside is the constant upgrades with OS versions. Do we really have to pay every single time the OS changes? Surely they could throw a free upgrade for loyal customers. Of course this is a Paralles issue. What great about OWC, the cost of purchasing is discounted when picking up some great hardware. Thats a really good deal.

Thanks OWC.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NH
Rating: 5/5 love using my Macbook to run Windows October 27, 2015 best of both worlds on one platform and the OWC bundle pricing cannot be beat.....

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps! *Free V12 Upgrade*.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Genoa, Italy Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Happy Virtualization September 19, 2015 Need to use Windows or Linux on Apple hardware? You can virtualize a PC into Mac OS X with Parallels Desktop to forget you are using applications for other systems.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indonesia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Better than the previous edition August 26, 2015 Easy to install and have better interface than previous edition... Love to use dual os OX & Wind in all of my mac computers...

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Kankakee, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Very good solution if you NEED to run Win April 27, 2015 I have been using Parallels almost as long as I have been using a Mac. (~ 5 years) My big concern when switching to the Mac was....would I need to rebuy a lot of the software that I was using. With Parallels the issue was moot. Most of the applications I use are either supplied within OSX or I was able to find cost-effective equivalents. But for the things that I just couldn't afford to replace, Parallels allow me to run them in a Win VM without a hitch.

When Yosemite was released I held off upgrading because I didn't want to pay the full upgrade price. But then I had a HD that was failing so I decided to replace it with an SSD. OWC was offering a hefty discount when purchasing Parallels with an SSD so I opted to upgrade after all.

I currently maintain VM's for WinXP, Win7, Snow Leopard, Mavericks and Linux. Mostly for sandboxing and testing, but the XP VM I have to keep running for some legacy software. On a conventional HD the performance is rather good. But when coupled with an SSD the performance increases dramatically.

The only issue that I have had is that sometimes after upgrading from a previous version, you will need to "re-authorize" your copy of Windows. For XP it worked easily. Win7 was a bit more troublesome.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Marco Island, FL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A solid VM environment March 16, 2015 Having been a Parallels user for years, each new version brings better performance and other refinements - v10 continues this tradition. I've explored alternative VMs, but for me, the features and ease of use Parallels provides makes it the clear choice.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Antioch,CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 An Easy way to run Multiple OS February 19, 2015 I was looking for an easy way to run multiple OS's on my MBP. I do computer repair and personally have used Linux for years but I like the Apple OS as well. I tend to fix many Windows computers so I needed that one too. Now instead of haveing to carry 3 Laptops to locations I can carry one and take care of all 3 OS's at once.

This software makes installing another OS as easy as getting the Distro or OEM Disk and installing it. Its so simple anyone can do it.

I have tried several Windows software titles and all run well. As do all the Linux software apps I have tried and believe me I really tried to cause a problem.

Great Software...

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Best Version Yet February 1, 2015 I was a Parallel's version 3 user but left for VMware when I ran in to support issues when version 4 was released. I returned to Parallel's when 8 was released and happy that I did. I haven't noticed a considerable difference going from 8 to 10, but took advantage of the upgrade offer when I purchased a Mercury SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: North Carolina Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 easy install January 18, 2015 I was able to install Windows 7 home premium in a flash.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: central VA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised. January 5, 2015 Love it. Installed this and XP Pro. No need to partition a certain amount of space, Parallels does this automatically, I guess. I only have one program I use, so it's easy, but you (I) open to FireFox and go from there. I open Parallels, click on FF, enter the site I want and I'm there. The site I want to go to has "only IE 8 and Windows 7 will work." in their requirements page, I have neither and the site opens as usual. Had to jump through hoops for that, but Parallels 10 made it happen. Very easy.

Can't add any durability info, too new.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Zurrieq, Malta Age: 18-24 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great software! December 27, 2014 Being a student, and much of the software is available only on this platform, this software helped me work and browse seamlessly on both operating systems.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac - Use Windows Applications alongside your Mac Apps!.

Parallels Desktop 17 Pro Edition For Mac Mfr P/N: PDPRO15-RL1-1Y-NA OWC SKU: PARPPDPROSUB1Y-REB29 Run Windows and Mac apps side-by-side with no rebooting. Optimized for macOS Monterey and Windows 11(when released) 1 Year License | Digital Download Software: non-refundable Ships: Same Day only $99.99
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