Install Parallels Desktop 15.0 on macOS Catalina

I love playing with different operating systems including Linux, Windows, and Mac. I like macOS Catalina that’s why I run a Hackintosh Catalina on my Thinkpad T450. It runs very well and I am pretty satisfied with it. Today, I want to install Parallels Desktop version 15.0 on my Hackintosh. I want to share with you how this program performs on Catalina. Parallels is not the only software to run Windows on macOS. You can also use Virtualbox as well as VMware Workstation. But in this particular post, I will focus on Parallels.

There are so many things have been updated to this new version 15.0. You may want to take a look at what’s new on Parallels 15 here. It works flawlessly on macOS Catalina for sure. If you want to run multiple operating systems on your Mac, then you can continue to follow this guide to install Parallels.

Steps to install Parallels 15 on macOS Catalina

Step 1. Obtain the Parallels Installer

Go to the following page to download the latest version of Parallels. You may download the free trial version or you can also purchase the full version.

Save the file ParallelsDesktop-15.1.3-47255.dmg to your download folder.

Step 2. Install Parallels

Double-click the dmg file you’ve just downloaded and then double-click or right-click and choose open on the following window

Wait until the installation process completes. Once completes, you can start using Parallels Desktop to create your first virtual machine.

Step 3. Create a new virtual machine

Run Parallels Desktop. From the first window, select Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file. At this point, we must have an ISO file for the operating system we are going to install. For example, I am going to install Fedora on my system.

Click Install Windows or another OS from a DVD or image file

Parallels can detect any ISO file automatically. Choose the operating system and click Continue.

Now provide a name and install location

Enable the option Customize settings before installation to modify some default settings. Click Create and then we can start customizing the new VM. You can modify the cpu and memory allocation, graphics performance and so on.

Click Continue and you can now start the virtual machine

That’s it. Now you can create as many vm’s as you want. Only your system resources are the limit.

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