You can now run Windows 11 on Mac. Microsoft has announced that Apple Mac customers can now run Windows 11 on machines with the company’s own silicon using the virtual machine program Parallels as an “approved solution” (M1 and M2 chips).
It has been tough for people to run Windows 11 on a Mac device since Apple stopped using Intel CPUs. While there are some shady solutions, businesses looking for an official solution have been left in the dark. This is forcing them to provide employees with Windows-only devices or backup devices.
Now that Parallels 18 is out, M1 and M2 Macs including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Studio can run Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Windows 11 Enterprise.
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You can now run Windows 11 on Mac: Mac M1/M2 running Windows 11
“It’s simple to license the version of Windows 11 that runs on the Mac device, “A blog post by Parallels mentioned.”
The Windows 11 guest operating system can be given Pro or Enterprise licenses. Using the same volume licensing mechanism that handles enterprise licensing. Such as Key Management Services (KMS).
Windows Subsystem for Android and Windows Subsystem for Linux is not possible. This is because the program does not enable nested or double virtualization. Even though the chosen version of Windows 11 will run in a virtual environment.
In a Windows blog post, Microsoft stated, “The recommended user experience is to run 64-bit Arm programs.” “But customers can also utilize apps in x64 or x86 emulation on Mac M1 and M2 devices.”
This implies you won’t be able to utilize 32-bit applications. Albeit there shouldn’t be many since they are being phased out for Windows versions running on Arm.
Business-oriented Parallels plans require an annual subscription because only the personal versions can be purchased in a single transaction. The licensing fees for Windows 11 are also added, making this a somewhat pricey solution. Even so, it might end up being less expensive in the long run than purchasing a second tablet for employees who need access to Windows-only applications.