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Q: How can I run Windows on Apple Computer with M1 or M2 (Apple Silicon) processor?

  • I have a new Apple computer with an M1 / M2 processor - how can I install Windows 10 or Windows 11?
  • I am having issues running/installing VMware on my Mac with an M1 / M2 processor

Context

  • In 2021, Apple began changing the processors installed in their products from Intel to Apple Silicon (also known as M1 or M2). These new processors do not have the ability to run the Windows OS in either a virtual machine or using the Boot Camp application that can be found on Apple Machines that have an Intel Processor

Answer

  • Due to the change to Apple Silicon Chips, any machine running an M1 or M2 Processor is unable to run a Windows 10 or Windows 11 virtual machines that IS&T provides.
  • The hardware changes made to Apple Silicon Chips also do not support the Boot Camp program that allows you to partition your drive to install Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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September 28, 2022

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