Latest update to Parallels Desktop brings full support for Windows 11 and macOS Monterey

Parallels Desktop 17.1 is bringing great improvements for Windows 11 and macOS Monterey. Thanks to a change in the way Parallels handles TPM, there’s now full support for running a virtualized version of Windows 11.

Parallels Desktop 17 for Mac

Although support for Windows 11 on Parallels Desktop came months ago, this particular update enables automatic support for TPM. This allows users to automatically run Windows 11 without having to switch TPM on manually. For macOS users, the update brings support for macOS Monterey as the host OS and further improvements on M1 chips.

Parallels, in its blog post, explains:

Now, Parallels Desktop 17.1 users can install Parallels Tools in a macOS Monterey VM on Apple M1 Mac and use the Copy and Paste integrated feature between the VM and the primary macOS. Additionally, the default virtual machine disk size increases from 32 GB to 64 GB.

The new update also brings added support for several games like World of Warcraft, Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, Tomb Raider 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and more.

In addition to this, the update delivers support for VirGL in Virtio GPU. This enables Linux 3D acceleration out of the box on all supported Mac computers, brings visual performance improvements and uses Wayland protocol in Linux VMs.