New Parallels Desktop for Mac update adds more stable support for Win11

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Parallels Desktop for Mac released version 17.1 update, which provides more stable support for Win11 and improves your experience with M1 Macs running macOS Monterey systems.

According to reports, Win11 must be based on a TPM chip to run, which limits Win11’s compatibility with older PCs and makes it impossible to run on Intel Macs via Boot Camp.


However, there is no Boot Camp function on the M1 Mac. This time around, version 17.1 introduces default support for vTPM, and M1 Macs can optimally run Win11 systems through a virtual device.

Adding to automatically supporting vTPM, version 17.1 also allows users to install Parallels Tools in the macOS Monterey virtual device on the M1 Mac and use the copy and paste functions between the virtual machine and the main macOS. The default virtual device disk size has also been increased from 32GB to 64GB.

The 17.1 version of Parallels also has optimized support for Windows games, including: “World of Warcraft”, “Age of Empires 2 Ultimate Edition”, “Tomb Raider 3”, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”, etc.

Reportedly, Parallels Desktop 17 has been completely switched to a subscription model, with the Standard edition costing $79.99 per year, and the Professional and Professional editions for $99.99 per year. However, users who have purchased a perpetual license for an earlier version of Parallels Desktop can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 17 for $49.99.

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