Parallels Desktop for Students


Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you seamlessly run Windows and macOS side-by-side. You can drag-and-drop your files between operating systems and run Windows software on your Apple computer without rebooting.



Parallels Desktop Product List

Product Operating Systems Available as a no-cost download at My Pitt Expiration Date Available for use in the Student Computing Labs




1 year after installation


Please note: the minimum requirements for this software as they have changed substantially from the previous version

  • A Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M, or Xeon processor
  • 4 GB of memory (8 GB of memory is recommended)
  • 600 Megabytes (MB) disk space
  • MacOS El Capitan 10.11.6 or later, macOS Sierra 10.12.6 or later, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 or later, or macOS Mojave 10.14

Learn how to purchase software.

Visit the Parallels website for additional product information.


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