Windows 11 receives no support for Apple’s M1 chip

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  • Microsoft confirmed that their new operating system will not be compatible with Apple's M1 processor.
  • This is disconcerting news for people that were thinking about running Windows 11 on such a device.
  • However, Parallels Desktop recently launched a version 1that can be used to run the new OS 11 beta on Apple M1.
  • If you really want to enjoy Windows 11, your best choice is to have or purchase a compatible device.
Apple M1 Chip Windows 11

Well, judging from Microsoft’s recent confirmation, it appears that running Windows 11 on Apple’s M1 processor is not going to happen anytime soon.

The official version of the OS will start rolling out in less than a month, and developers are currently continuing to adjust the preview code for Windows Insiders through development and testing channels.

So, if you had dreams of compatibility between the upcoming operating system and the M1 chip, they won’t become reality in the near future.

Microsoft’s new OS is incompatible with the M1 processor

One of the most popular virtualization tools available now, Parallels Desktop, recently launched version 17, which can be used to run the Windows 11 beta on Apple M1.

However, suddenly, the development version started to have hardware compatibility errors when using the software.

The good news is that this has been fixed in Parallels Desktop 17.0.1, but there is no guarantee that similar things will not happen again, especially considering Microsoft’s unsupported situation position.

The Parallels team still hasn’t provided an explanation as to what it did to make the Windows 11 preview run on M1.

Microsoft made another remark about running Windows 11 on Parallels’ M1 Mac, saying that this is not supported, and neither is running the operating system directly on the hardware.

The Reg asked Parallels what it had done to persuade the Windows 11 preview that all was well. It has yet to explain the trick. We asked Microsoft whether running Windows 11 on an M1 Mac in Parallels is supported, and were told it’s an unsupported scenario. Running the OS directly on the hardware isn’t supported, either.

Most people think that the new operating system is still about to undergo other significant changes, for the better or worse.

We’ll just have to wait and see what the future has in store for us and pray that the complete product that Microsoft will deliver won’t be such a disappointment.

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