Microsoft officially brings Windows 11 ARM for Apple M1 and M2 Macs via Parallels Desktop 18
With the release of Parallels Desktop 18, Microsoft has finally brought official Windows 11 ARM support to Apple M1 and M2 Macs. This means that users can now install and run the Windows operating system on their Macs, using either an external monitor or via Parallels Desktop’s built-in Coherence Mode.
The ability to use Windows on Apple silicon Macs is a huge boon for users who need to run Windows-only applications or games, or who simply prefer the Windows interface. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started.
First and foremost, Windows 11 ARM is still in beta, which means that you may encounter bugs and stability issues. Microsoft is expected to release a full version of Windows 11 ARM later this year, but for now, it’s still a work in progress.
Secondly, Windows 11 ARM is only compatible with Parallels Desktop 18. If you’re running an older version of Parallels Desktop, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version in order to use Windows 11 ARM on your Mac.
Third,Boot Camp is not supported on Apple silicon Macs. This means that if you want to dual-boot Windows and macOS on your Mac, you’ll need to use Parallels Desktop.
Overall, the ability to use Windows 11 ARM on Apple silicon Macs is a great addition to Parallels Desktop 18. If you need to run Windows-only applications or games, or if you simply prefer the Windows interface, it’s definitely worth checking out. Just keep in mind that Windows 11 ARM is still in beta, so you may encounter some stability issues.