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Windows 11 Is Coming to Apple M1 and M2 Macs


The tech community is buzzing after Microsoft made the bold move to start supporting its current Windows 11 OS on Apple Mac for both the M1 and M2 chips respectively which has been welcomed with joy.

According to Microsoft, it will start supporting Windows 11 on Macs powered by Apple’s M1 and M2 chips while running it virtualized on Arm – giving developers and tech-savvy enthusiasts an opportunity to try out a different operating system using tools like VMware and Parallels.

The move was announced on a support page, noticed by users, which stated that Parallels Desktop is authorized to run Windows 11 on Arm on M1 and M2 chips.

“Parallels Desktop version 18 is an authorized solution for running Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Enterprise in a virtual environment on its platform on Apple M1 and M2 computers,” Microsoft notes.

Even though Microsoft has limitations on which CPUs are supported to run Windows 11 natively, the company has made it possible for Mac users to run Win 11 on the M1 and M2 chips in a virtual machine. However, it should be noted that you won’t get the best performance like in native solutions, and also Apple has shown no signs of supporting Boot Camp on M1 or M2 Macs either which would allow you to boot up Windows as an installation.

Microsoft also highlights some limitations with running Windows on Arm on M-series processors, but since the company is willing to support the new move and add additional support, it could present some new developments in the future ahead based on announcements from Parallels-maker Alludo (formerly Corel) and VMware.

Microsoft also offers Windows 11 on a Cloud PC through its Windows 365 service for PCs, Macs, iPads, Linux, and Android devices via a native Remote Desktop app or browser, but the subscription costs between $20 to $162 per user per month. Microsoft has also clarified that it’s better to run 64-bit Arm apps on Windows on Arm, but that customers can also run apps in x64 or x86 emulation.

“32-bit Arm apps available from the Store in Windows are not supported by Mac computers with M1 and M2 chips. 32-bit Arm apps are in the process of being deprecated for all Arm versions of Windows. The preferred customer experience is to run 64-bit Arm apps, but customers can also use apps in x64 or x86 emulation on Mac M1 and M2 computers,” Microsoft notes.


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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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