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Important Service Advisory Upgrading to Windows 8

Ready for Windows 8? So are we! Here's what you need to know to upgrade.

We have completed our testing of the upgrade to Windows 8 process. Be sure that you are using the very latest build of Parallels Desktop 8 before upgrading your virtual machine. To be sure you are on the latest build, go to the Parallels Desktop menu and click Check for Updates.

There are some changes to the Windows upgrade process depending on whether you are upgrading from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. We have created a guide that will help you understand what to do and what to expect. We strongly recommend reading this before you upgrade.

As always, we recommend creating a backup of your virtual machine before you do the upgrade. That way if anything goes wrong or if you want to go back to your older version of Windows, you can delete the new virtual machine and go back to using your original virtual machine.

Learn More About Running Windows on Your Mac

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is simply the #1 choice of customers worldwide to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side, without rebooting.

Powerful performance lets you run Windows productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease. Enjoy the latest Mountain Lion and Lion features in Windows applications. You can even use Mac OS X Mountain Lion features like Launchpad and Mission Control with your Windows applications, and run Mac OS X Lion as a guest operating system.

Need more than Windows? Run Google Chrome, Linux and many other operating system simultaneously. With Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, you’ve made the leap to anywhere, anytime, any platform computing.


Great for home or school

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac enables one Mac to handle all your computing needs. Run Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side; even use parental controls to manage access to Windows applications. In school? Run the PC programs your school requires and the Mac applications you love.

A Mac-based business must-have

An office full of Macs can still run the business-critical PC application that you, your clients and your partners need. Billing, bookkeeping and time tracking systems exist happily on your Mac. On the go? Parallels Mobile Pro for your iPad and iPhone lets you remotely use your Mac and Windows applications from anywhere.


Made with Mac lovers in mind

If you love Mac, you'll love Parallels Desktop 8. Run MAC OS X and Windows without rebooting. Experience Windows applications with the same elegant look and feel as Mac applications with features like Mac OS X Mountain Lion Launchpad, full screen support, gestures and Mission Control support. You can even use Dictation in Windows apps and enjoy full support for Retina displays.


  • Use Mac OS X Mountain Lion features like Launchpad, Mission Control, and gestures, and you’ll think your Windows applications were made for Mac.
  • Purchase, download, and install Windows right from the Parallels Wizard.
  • The Presentation Wizard allows you to easily show presentations on any external monitor or projector.
  • Switch from Safari to the same page in Internet Explorer with a single click.
  • Support for MacBook Pro Retina displays.
  • Run Mac OS X Mountain Lion as a guest operating system.
  • Protect your computer with complimentary Mac and Windows security software trial subscriptions from Norton and Kaspersky.


Have the Mac you want and still use the Windows programs you need.

  • Windows programs can be launched right from the Mac Dock.
  • You can copy & paste and drag & drop files and data between Windows and Mac applications.
  • Use all your Windows-based programs on your Mac, even graphically intense apps.