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Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop is virtualization software that allows users to run Windows and Windows applications on their Mac computers.

Wharton Computing recommends students on a Mac who need access to a Windows environment do so via Virtual Lab service. The virtual lab provides access to the same applications found on our public computers, in a secure environment. Click here for details about our Virtual Labs service.

Please consult the below chart to decide which option bests suits your needs.

 

Parallels

    Virtual Lab

Free to use 

        ✘

              ✔

Install software

         ✔

               ✘

Access to Dept. Applications

         ✘

               ✔

Offline access

         ✔

                ✘

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Windows on Parallels Desktop

A step-by-step guide for installing Windows on Parallels Desktop can be found here.

Questions?

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