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How to download, install and activate Parallels Desktop 19 MAC Standard

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Introduction :

Welcome to this handy guide to downloading, installing and activating Parallels Desktop for Mac, a powerful tool that lets you easily run Windows operating systems on your Apple computer. Whether you need to access specific applications, test software or simply explore different platforms, Parallels Desktop offers an easy-to-use solution for virtualization on the Mac. Novices will benefit from the step-by-step instructions.

  1. Requirements

    Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac download file. Operating System:
    • macOS Sonoma 14.0 or newer
    • macOS Ventura 13.2 or newer
    • macOS Monterey 12.6 or newer
    • macOS Big Sur 11.7 or newer
    • macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
    • macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer
    Please note

    that Parallels Desktop 19 can be installed on Macs with Apple M-series chipsets and Macs with an Intel processor. Before installing Parallels Desktop, please ensure that your Mac meets system requirements (see this article:

  2. Steps to follow

    1. Download Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac

      Downloading Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac can take between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
      • Start by downloading the installation file, available either from the link provided, or in the e-mail you received when you purchased Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac, or in the customer area where you placed your order.

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      • Open the downloaded image and double-click the Install box. Look in the Downloads folder to find the image.

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    2. Install Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac

      (The installation of Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac may take between 10 and 30 minutes)
      • Once the installation is ready to start, a window appears with the Parallels Pro Mac license and terms of use. Check the box at bottom left and click on Accept terms and conditions to continue

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      • Due to security measures, a new window will appear, prompting you to input your administrator password in order to proceed with the installation. Enter your password and click OK to continue the process securely. This step ensures that only authorized users with administrative privileges can carry out the installation for added protection.

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      • Click on Next.

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      • Click OK to enable Parallels to access the files on your computer.

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      • Click on Finish

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      • Click on 'Install Windows'

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    3. Activate Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac

      To activate your Avast antivirus, please follow the steps below:

      • When you launch a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac for the first time, it will prompt you to create or log in to a Parallels account. This account serves as a centralized hub for storing your license keys, contacting the Parallels support team, receiving information about critical updates, managing your subscriptions, and much more.
        If you don't have a Parallels account yet, select the "I'm a new user" option and click "Create an account," then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the account creation process. This account enhances your user experience by consolidating all crucial information and features within a single platform.

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      • If you have an account, select I have a password and enter your account credentials

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      • The activation key you enter in the next step will be saved under the account to which you are connected. If you wish to change the account to which you are connected, click on the Parallels Desktop menu and select Account and license . In the new window, click on the account's e-mail address and select Logout .

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