Topic ID 754

Can I run my desktop software on a Mac (Apple) computer?

Minitab Statistical Software, Minitab Engage, and Minitab Workspace are Windows-only applications. For more information, visit

If you are interested in running your desktop product on a Mac, you can install the Windows operating system on your Mac computer using desktop virtualization software.


The below solution requires that you follow the system requirements for your desktop product: Minitab, Minitab Engage, or Minitab Workspace.

Desktop virtualization software
Desktop virtualization software allows you to install and use Windows on your Intel-based Mac without requiring a reboot. This allows you to be in macOS and Windows at the same time. Mac virtualization software is available from industry leaders such as VMware (VMware Fusion), Parallels (Parallels Desktop for Mac), and Oracle (VirtualBox).

Minitab products have not been rigorously tested in desktop virtualization software, and assistance from Minitab Technical Support is limited. Before purchasing a Minitab product, it is strongly recommended that you download the trial version of the software to test in your environment.

Using the trial software on a virtual computer
To use the trial version in a virtual environment, you must contact Minitab Technical Support for a 30-day product key to activate the software.
Tips for using your desktop software on your Mac
When using Windows on your Mac, it is best to shut down Windows when you are finished using your software. Closing the lid of your notebook computer may cause Windows to hibernate or suspend, which can cause an error about a tampered license. Try shutting down Windows and rebooting the virtual computer. If this does not resolve the issue, please contact Minitab Technical Support.