The popular Parallels virtualization software was updated to version 17 earlier this year with a number of improvements such as improved performance, TPM virtualization chip, drag and drop between macOS and Windows, and more. The company has now released Parallels Desktop 17.1, which adds full support for macOS Monterey and Windows 11.
As shared by Parallels in a blog post, the update ensures that users can run Parallels Desktop on macOS Monterey with full support. Parallels Tools has also been updated to support the latest version of macOS, which will make Monterey run more smoothly on virtual machines.
For those who need Windows virtual machines, Parallels Desktop 17.1 also improves Windows support. The update now comes with a default TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which makes it easier to install and run Windows 11.
The company has improved Parallels Desktop to play more games, including World of Warcraft, Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, Tomb Raider 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, World of Tanks, Raft, more. And if you’re running a Linux virtual machine, Parallels now supports VirGL to enable 3D acceleration.
“Knowing that Parallels Desktop has a critical role in enabling users to run the latest versions of Windows on their favorite Mac today, we have developed a simple solution that will help all users upgrade to Windows 11 with vTPM enabled by default on all Macs,” Koryakina told us. Vice President of Engineering at the same time. “The latest version of Parallels Desktop also builds on the top demands of our customers with new games and 3D integration to further enhance the user experience.”
Parallels Desktop 17.1 update is available free for Parallels Desktop 17 users. Customers can purchase a personal license for $99.99 or receive an annual subscription that provides updates to new versions of Parallels for $79.99.
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