Microsoft representatives told The Register that Windows 11 will not officially support Apple Silicon processors. Separately, the company notes that we are talking not only about the full installation of the system, but also the launch of a new Windows using various virtualization tools.
Recently, Mac owners with M1 chips who needed Windows 10 or Windows 11 have been using special ARM builds and running them using virtual machines. Now, however, that decision may be in jeopardy.
In particular, recently complaints began to appear on the network about the operation of Windows 11 in Parallels Desktop 17. Users reported that an error message appeared on the screen when trying to start the system. It talked about a hardware issue and the inability to launch the Windows Insider Dev Channel.
Recall that not so long ago, developers from the company Parallels has released a new version of their application called Parallel Desktop. Support for Windows 11 has become a key feature of the update. So far, the company has managed to keep its promise. Despite Microsoft’s claims, developers have recently released Parallels Desktop 17.0.1. The update solves the compatibility issue and allows you to run Windows 11 on Mac c M1.
What will happen when the new version Windows will be released officially, while it’s hard to say.
Source: The Register