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How to Activate Parallels Desktop and Install Windows on Mac

Almost all users who purchase a subscription for Parallels Desktop do so with one goal in mind: to install Windows on Mac. Parallels Desktop Mac Business Edition will help you and your employees easily work with Windows programs on Mac, running even the most demanding applications effortlessly.  Before proceeding, you should have already signed up for Parallels My Account. In … [Read more...]

Adding Many Full-Size Icons to the Mac Dock

I use the Mac Dock a lot, and I configure it to have the most useful set of icons that I can. Unfortunately, when you add lots of icons to the Dock, the icons become tiny. In this blog post, I will show you how I add many full-sized icons to my Dock. You can see what the end result is in Figure 1. Figure 1_Nine full-sized icons for Windows app in the Mac Dock The trick here is to add … [Read more...]

The Power of Rollback Mode in Parallels Desktop

Have you ever wanted a giant undo button on your computer? A button that would help you in situations like this: That update that I installed last week has really messed things up. I wish I could just go back in time and undo what I did.I got some really bad advice about some tricky Windows setting changes, and my PC is much worse. I wish I could undo the effects of all those changes.What was I … [Read more...]

How to Use Coherence Mode in Parallels Desktop

What is Coherence? Coherence is one of the four ways to view Parallels Desktop. In the Parallels documentation, these are called “view modes”: WindowFull ScreenPicture-in-Picture (PiP)Coherence Figure 1 Window – Notice that both Windows applications (Word and Excel in this figure) are seen, but they are constrained to fit in the overall Windows window. Mac® applications (Keynote in … [Read more...]

Benefits and Obstacles of an Affiliate Business

Today, we want to spotlight the Parallels Affiliate Program, which allows any person to sign up and earn money by promoting Parallels Desktop and Parallels® Toolbox. Once approved as an authorized affiliate, you’re eligible to get a 15% commission from each new-license sale generated through your links. Additionally, you can get performance incentives—such as commission increase and discount … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop Black Friday 2019 Promotion – 20% Off Discount

Be the first to grab our once-a-year 20% discount on Parallels Desktop® for Mac from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Don’t worry, no coupon code is required for the Black Friday Parallels discount—simply follow this button to get 20% off applied during your checkout: Buy Parallels Desktop Now In 2018, Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales topped $7.9 billion according to Adobe … [Read more...]

How to Set up Your Catalina Mac to Run 32-bit apps

In a recent blog post, my colleague Kayla Myrhow did an excellent job explaining the 32-bit application issue for users who are considering or have already moved to macOS® Catalina. In this post, I’ll show you how to set up your Mac® to continue to run 32-bit apps. You can do this either before or after you upgrade to macOS Catalina. There are only two steps, but it does take about 45 minutes … [Read more...]

Learn How to Run 32-Bit apps on macOS Catalina with Parallels Desktop

Apple® claims Mac® users will not have support for 32-bit applications or programs on macOS® Catalina. This is incorrect. Mac users will be able to continue to run 32-bit applications or programs—even if they are using macOS Catalina—with the help of Parallels Desktop® for Mac.  The Parallels Desktop Installation Assistant makes it easy for macOS users to create a macOS virtual machine … [Read more...]

Parallels Desktop 15: 10 Features in 10 Minutes (OK, more like 8 minutes!)

I spent most of August traveling around Asia and presenting demonstrations of Parallels Desktop® 15 for Mac to various audiences, including technical press, bloggers and Parallels partners. The new Parallels Desktop feature that received the most positive reaction? The conversion to Metal and support for DirectX 11 in Windows. Also well received was the ability to play Xbox games in Windows 10 … [Read more...]

What is New in Parallels Desktop 15.1 for Mac?

We’re proud to announce that today we released the first update of Parallels Desktop® 15 for Mac. Now Parallels Desktop 15 fully supports macOS® Catalina 10.15 as both a host and guest operating system (OS). To download the latest version, go to the Parallels Desktop menu > Check for Updates, or download the installation image directly. We always want to offer our customers … [Read more...]