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How To Install Windows 11 On Parallels

Unlock the full potential of your Mac by installing Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop. We will guide you through the installation process, ensuring seamless software integration.

To install Windows 11 on Parallels, first, download and install Parallels Desktop for Mac. Then, in the Installation Assistant, click on “Install Windows” to download and install Windows 11. Once the installation is complete, you can install Windows applications.

The system requirements for Parallels Desktop include an Apple silicon chip or Intel Core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and at least 16 GB of storage space for the Windows OS. Graphics requirements vary depending on the applications you plan to run.

Supported guest operating systems for Mac with Apple silicon include Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Workstation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more. For Mac with Intel processors, Windows 10 and Windows Server editions are supported.

For a more detailed installation process, you can follow the manual procedure to fine-tune your setup during the installation. This includes downloading the Windows 11 ISO image, launching the Installation Assistant in Parallels Desktop, and selecting the “Install Windows from a DVD or image file” option. The complete Out of the Box Experience (OOBE) process will launch during the Windows 11 installation.

For activation of Windows 11, you can refer to the provided knowledge base article for more information.

System Requirements for Installing Windows 11 on Parallels

Before diving into the installation process, it’s important to ensure that your Mac meets the system requirements for running Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop. In order to successfully install Windows 11 on Parallels, you will need an Apple silicon chip or Intel Core processor. Additionally, you will need at least 4 GB of RAM and a minimum of 16 GB of storage space for the Windows operating system.

The graphics requirements may vary depending on the applications you plan to run on Windows 11. It’s essential to check the compatibility of your graphics card with Parallels Desktop and Windows 11 to ensure optimal performance.

Parallels Desktop for Mac supports various guest operating systems for Mac with Apple silicon, including Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise editions, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Workstation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more. However, for Macs with Intel processors, only Windows 10 and Windows Server editions are supported.

If you prefer a more detailed installation process, you can follow the manual procedure in Parallels Desktop. This involves downloading the Windows 11 ISO image, launching the Installation Assistant, and selecting the “Install Windows from a DVD or image file” option. During the installation, the complete Out of the Box Experience (OOBE) process for Windows 11 will launch.

For activation of Windows 11, you can refer to the provided knowledge base article for more information. Ensuring that your Mac meets the system requirements will help guarantee a smooth installation and optimal performance when running Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop.