If I buy Parallels Desktop 14 now, will it still work on MacOS Catalina when it releases?

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  1. beta_steveglenner

    beta_steveglenner Bit Poster

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    I would like to purchase Parallels Desktop version 14 to run now. I would prefer to buy the single purchase permanent license. I am concerned that if I buy version 14 now, and when MacOS Catalina comes out later this year, that the current version of Parallels desktop will stop working and I will be required to by a new license.

    Does anyone know if version 14 will be compatible with Catalina? (I am aware that it can currently run on beta versions of Catalina with some workarounds, I want to know what will happen when the final OS is released).
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, every newest version of Parallels Desktop is compatible with newest version of Mac OS.
    Unfortunately we have no update before the official release of newest version.
     
  3. XavierH

    XavierH Bit Poster

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    Dear Maria,

    That doesn't answer the question. Will version 14 be compatible with Catalina?

    Thanks,
    Xavier
     
  4. RomanS3

    RomanS3

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    No, it wont be support. Happened to me when i upgraded to Majave and was running parllales 13. I´m currently running parallales 14 and need to backup all my vm´s. to be able to upgrade to catalina. This was the last time i purchased Parallels... it´s a shitty deal.
     
  5. ClaudioV1

    ClaudioV1

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    Dear parallels support

    with Parallels Desktop v14.1.3 can I safely upgrade to macOS Catalina or not?

    Waiting your feedback
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Parallels Desktop 14 isn't fully optimized and compatible with MacOS Catalina.
    You can also check this KB article for more info.
    Please let us know if you have any questions.
     
  7. YeohW

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    The answer is NO. Parallels Desktop 14 is NOT compatible with macOS Catalina.
    I upgraded to macOS Catalina this morning and now I cannot access Windows 10.
    There is no further information apart from what you see on this link (https://kb.parallels.com/114381).
    Can Parallels Support help me solve my problem or do I need to create another thread for my issue?
     
  8. MauricioS1

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    I can't access Windows 10 on my Parallels Desktop 14 (macOS Catalina).
    When I start the VM, the desktop of Windows is displayed, but after a litte minutes, the Parallels window is closed.
    Can anyone help me?
     
  9. darrinj

    darrinj

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    with Parallels Desktop v14.1.3 can I safely upgrade to macOS Catalina or not?
     
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  10. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    The only one suggestion is install Parallels Desktop 15 (trial version) and check your Windows VM behaviour.
     
  11. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    We recommend to make a backup copy before the upgrade. But please note that Parallels Desktop 14 is only partly compatible with macOS Catalina. And it mey become a cause of any issues with VM.
    Upgrade to the latest Parallels Desktop 15 will be more safety for your VM.
    Please let us know if you have any questions.
     
  12. GeorgeV4

    GeorgeV4 Bit Poster

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    The Best way to answer this question is to look at Parallels Desktop and macOS compatibility. In most cases it won't work. I have used Parallels since version 5.0 and most cases if I updated the system chances were that I needed to upgrade to the next version of Parallels as well.
     
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