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Parallels Desktop 9.0 (Mac/PC)

by Parallels
Windows 8 / 7, Mac OS X
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
Price: £42.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Seamlessly run windows and mac apps on one mac
  • Use Launchpad and Mission Control with Windows apps
  • Powerful performance lets you run day-to-day Windows productivity applications on a Mac
  • Install Windows on a Mac in just three steps
  • Run Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and more
  • Use iSight or FaceTime HD camera with your Windows applications

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Parallels Desktop 9.0 (Mac/PC) + Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version)
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 8 / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: License
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.1 cm ; 82 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00EFXQD72
  • Release Date: 5 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Parallels Desktop 9 Switch to Mac Edition lets you move from PC to Mac easily and confidently. Automatically move all your programs, files, documents, photos, music, and your Internet browser favorites ñ everything thatís on your current PC - to a Mac using the Parallels Wizard. Itís easy, using either a network or external hard drive.

Once moved to Mac, enjoy the powerful performance of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac. Simply run day-to-day Windows productivity applications -- and even the most-demanding graphical apps -- without compromise.

If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows experience on your Mac. If you love the Mac OS interface, make Windows invisible.

The Parallels Desktop 9 Switch to Mac Edition includes everything you need to make the move to Mac fast, seamless and with peace of mind. Itís a complete set of essentials to move to Mac and keep going and includes:

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, the most tested, trusted and talked-about way of running Windows on a Mac.

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac is simply the #1 choice of customers worldwide to seamlessly run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting. Powerful performance lets you run day-to-day Windows productivity applications -- and even the most-demanding graphical apps -- without compromise.

Use Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Access, OneNote and other applications not available on the Mac. If you're new to Mac, keep the familiar Windows experience on your Mac. If you love the Mac OS interface, make Windows invisible. Either way, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without compromising performance.

Parallels Desktop 9 even brings Mac OS X features like Launchpad and Dictation to Windows apps, and is compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), OS X Lion (10.6.4) and OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

In addition to Windows 8, other OSs can also run in Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, and Google Chrome OS. Parallels Desktop 9 is the fastest way to run the most graphic-intensive Windows programs and the most powerful cross-platform Windows development tools side-by-side.

Synch iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox, etc., without unnecessary duplication of files locally. Worried about connecting to your network? Parallels Desktop also provides two modes for flexibility with different networking environments.

No wonder Parallels continues to be the #1 choice* of Mac users worldwide for more than 7 years.

Perfect if youíre new to Mac
Start with the familiar look of Windows. Then add more and more of the Mac look, feel and experience to your Windows programs at your pace.

Mac OS X Mountain Lion support
Experience Mountain Lionís amazing, intuitive features like Launchpad and Mission Control even while running Windows applications

Versatile for home, home office and school
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac enables one Mac to handle all of your computing needs. Run the PC programs your work or school requires and the Mac applications you love

A must-have in the Mac-based business
An office full of Macs can still run the business-critical PC applications that you, your customers and your partners need.

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac brings seamless integration on one computer.

Whatever your needs, run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side with no compromises in performance. Itís like your Windows applications were made for your Mac.

  • Mac OS features, including Notification Center for Windows alerts, Dictation, gestures and Launchpad work in your Windows apps
  • The Presentation Wizard allows you to easily and beautifully show presentations from your Mac on any external monitor or projector
  • Synch iCloud, SkyDrive, Dropbox, etc., without unnecessary duplication of files locally.
  • PowerNap Support for Retina Display Macs lets you update Windows and Windows applications while your computer sleeps.
  • Switch from Safari to the same web page in Internet Explorer with a single click when you try to view a page that doesnít show correctly.
  • The new Security Wizard lets you easily access and install complimentary security software subscriptions to keep both your Mac and your Windows virtual machines safe from viruses, malware, etc.
  • Use your iSight or FaceTime HD camera with your Windows applications.
  • Multi-touch trackpad gestures that allow you to navigate through Windows applications like Mac applications
  • The Parallels Wizard protects your investment in Windows applications and files, moving everything quickly and easily.
  • Choose up to 1GB of video memory for your most graphically intense Windows programs.

Enjoy. It¥s ease of use, performance, reliability and stability made Parallels Desktop the #1 choice of customers worldwide.

  • Seamlessly run Windows and its applications side by side with Mac OS X and its applications on a single Mac.
  • Full Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 support including Aero and Flip 3D support
  • Easily copy and paste and drag and drop formatted text and images between Windows and Mac
  • Use a wide variety of design programs and games with DirectX 9.0c/9Ex and Shader Model 3 support and DirectX 10 support in many games
  • PowerNap Support for Retina Display Macs lets you update Windows and Windows applications while your computer sleeps.
  • Use administrator tools to protect and secure virtual machines
  • Supports import of Boot Camp partition into a Parallels virtual machine
  • Suspend and resume Boot Camp virtual machines
  • Faster and smoother import of VMware and Virtual PC virtual machines
  • Unwind and enjoy your favorite music, games and video with 7.1 Surround Sound

Whether you are a home user, a business professional, a student, a passionate gamer or your company plans to work with Mac or already has Mac, with Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac your Windows applications will run like they were made for Mac.

Plus the following Bonus Software:

  • Parallels Access for iPad- Remotely access and experience Windows and Mac applications as if they were made for iPad
  • Acronis True Image Lite- back-up your PC files and programs including 5GB cloud storage
  • Hotspot Shield by Anchorfree- protect your identity when browsing, so you can connect with confidence

The Parallels Security Center- lets you download and install complimentary security software trial subscriptions to keep both Mac and Windows safe.

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Customer Reviews

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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
By mtp570
Parallels is an excellent Windows Virtual Machine for the Mac and it's a five star product in terms of how well the software does what it's designed to do.

There is one thing that potential buyers should be aware of though. Parallels is sold as a stand-alone product. This implies that you can buy the product and it is a choice whether you decide to upgrade to the latest version or not.

However this is not the case with Parallels. If you do buy this product you should treat it as an initial upfront cost and then a yearly subscription of £34.99 - for reasons given below.

Parallels 7 was released in September 2011. It was the current version until September 2012 when it was superseded by Parallels 8. Parallels 9 was released a year later, continuing the yearly update pattern. There is nothing wrong with this model because people can still choose whether to upgrade right? Wrong!

In October 2013, Parallels sent a rather terse email to users of Parallels 7 users stating that they had to upgrade to Parallels 9 if they wanted to upgrade to Apple's latest Mavericks OS because Parallels 7 would not work in Mavericks. Users left with this choice were not offered a discount on Parallels nor any guidance... just hung out to dry, presumably with the expectation that people would be forced to pay up. Parallels have refused to respond to feedback on their forums over this.

If you are happy with a yearly payment for Parallels then it is an excellent piece of software. If you aren't happy with that, or you are wary of a company who treats existing users so poorly you will need to look elsewhere. Many people have already jumped ship to Oracle's FREE VirtualBox solution.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Peleep
I've been a happy Parallels user since V 5.

I'm on a macbook pro 8 GB ram. 1TB hybrid hard drive. Mavericks. Windows 7 virtual machine and Windows 8 bootcamp.

Parallels V8 worked flawlessly for me. Coherence mode. or any mode. The only slight bug bear was that it seemed to "remember" USB device choice (Mac or PC), but i don't want it to remember this. Minor niggle.

Upgraded to Parallels V9 - disaster.

1. The Windows Taskbar now is below / underneath the Mac doc or notifications bar at the top of the screen. A work around is to have the Windows taskbar on the left or right of the screen. However, a fundamental problem remains: When windows apps operate in full screen (coherence), these are also underneath Mac doc and notifications bar. ...making it very difficult to control the windows apps. Why oh why did Parallels introduce this useless change?!!?

2. Boot up and shut down seems to take longer now. Clunkier. It's almost as if Parallels V9 is loading up more settings in the background, and using up more resources.

Get rid of this "full screen" function, or at least add a choice of being able to turn this off.

I do not recommend the upgrade to V9 if you were on V8.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come on over to a Mac! 14 Jan 2014
By Andy
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After much prevarication I finally switched from PC to a Mac. The deal clincher was Parallels Desktop v9. I installed Windows 7 and it just works and has enabled me to transfer my Microsoft Office suite and other non Mac software such as Proshow Producer on to my iMac. I have the programmes working as a window in Mac OS v10.9 rather than the separate boot option. The programmes work just as well if not a bit better on the iMac. I have however adopted a policy of not going on the internet though Windows 7. Finally the Parallels Access app is great as it enables you to run your Mac and PC programmes on your iPad. In summary I wish I had "converted" sooner!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Helpless TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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If you have recently converted to a Macbook from a Windows machine you might have a fair number of programs that you'd like to keep using. There are two ways to go about this.
First create a dual boot hard drive, partition the hard drive and install Windows on the second partition. The downside to this is that each time you want to go from OSX to Windows you will have to reboot your Macbook.

Parallels allows you to access the Windows partition as a virtual drive within OSX, no more rebooting but still leaves you with the option of booting into Windows for more memory intensive programs.

There are some minor disadvantages to this, some programs will run a little slower because there is more memory usage, so I wouldn't recommend playing games through Parallels.
It is also easy to transfer files between both operating systems.

Parallels is renown as the best program for this, but is version 9 really that much better than version 7 and 8? If you are on version 7 then yes I would probably recommend the upgrade, but it isn't significantly faster or better than version 8 in normal usage using Win7. I know version 8 also claimed to work with Windows 8 but I'd assume that this new version is a little better optimised for it, but it's not something I can really comment on.

Personally, I have steered clear of Win8.

I'm one of those people who likes to use the most up to date software, I'm a sucker for it really, but that's me. However, there is really no real killer feature that makes this product a must buy over the previous version. I don't think that you'd see any obvious speed increases that you would notice.

It is a little more refined, but if you have version 8 and Win7 I'd wait until the next update.
Still it doesn't detract from the fact that this is a great product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good product with automatic upgrade to parallels 10!
Published 12 days ago by P.S. NOTA
4.0 out of 5 stars easy to get started but
I've always had a PC before and recently got this with my new Apple Macbook Pro to load my old Windows 7 programs. Read more
Published 14 days ago by D&D
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Fast delivery and correct licence for v9. Box only: contains serial and licence to download software (no CD). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Malcolm Davis
1.0 out of 5 stars Hate products which start you off then demand money to ...
Can not seem to get the thing to go unless I start paying money again. Hate products which start you off then demand money to continue.....basically robbers
Published 1 month ago by patricia clough
5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a dream.
Makes it easy as hell to run any windows programme on my Mac couldn't rate it any higher!!!
Published 1 month ago by jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Item
Published 1 month ago by Sheeyan International Ltd.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, brilliant software
Superlative. Works as well as you secretly hope it will. I have DropBox on my Mac, but can use it with windows. Read more
Published 1 month ago by SafeAndReliable
5.0 out of 5 stars Parallels Highly recommended for Mac users
I would most definitely recommend parallel for Mac as I have found it very useful and easy to install and use. Have not experienced any issues at all
Published 1 month ago by Hailejon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Worked as expected!
Published 2 months ago by Nick Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars works well to run windows on mac
I use it to run windows 7 and window 8.1. All good and there's a mode that completely integrates the windows sessions into the mac look. Read more
Published 2 months ago by rashbre
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