Parallels Desktop 17.1 brings full support for macOS Monterey and Windows 11

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Parallels was updated to version 17 earlier this year with enhancements that included drag and drop between Windows and macOS, a virtual TPM chip, and more. The company has released Parallels Desktop 17.1, which brings support for macOS Monterey and Windows 11.

Parallels shared the release in a blog post where the team indicates that users can run Parallels Desktop on macOS Monterey with full support.

Parallels Tools has also been updated to support the latest iteration of macOS, which will make Monterey run better on virtual machines.

Windows VMs

For those who want Windows virtual machines, Parallels Desktop 17.1 also enhances Windows support. The update now has virtual TPM (Trusted Platform Module) enabled by default, which makes it easier to run and install on Windows 11.

The company has optimized Parallels Desktop to run even more games that include Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, World of Warcraft, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Tomb Raider 3, World of Tanks, Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, and more.

For those running Linux virtual machines, Parallels has added support for VirGL to enable 3D acceleration.

Tailored for a new experience

Elena Koryakina, the Veep of engineering at Parallels said that knowing the role Parallels Desktop plays in enabling users to run the latest Windows on their Macs helped the team create a simple solution to enable all users to upgrade to Windows 11 through default vTPMs activation on all Mac devices.

The latest version of Parallels Desktop, she added, builds on the customers’ top requests with new gaming and 3D integration to enhance the experience.

Parallels Desktop 17.1 is available for free for all Parallels Desktop 17 users. Customers can get an individual license for $99.99 or buy an annual subscription that provides updates for new Parallels releases for $79.99.