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Q: What kind of processor is in my Mac?

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In 2021, Apple began changing the processors inside their products from Intel to Apple Silicon (also known as M1 or M2).

To find out more about the Apple Silicon Processor, users can visit the following page at Apple's Website.

To find out if your Apple Computer has an Intel Processor or Apple Silicon Processor, you can do the following:

1.) Go to the Apple logo on the top left corner of the device, and from the drop-down choose "About This Mac"

2.) In the box that appears, under the "Version" number look for the Make / Model of your product:

3.) Apple products with an Apple Silicon Processor will have "(M1)" or "(M2)" listed. An example would be "MacBook Pro (13-Inch, M1, 2020).

Apple machines with an M1 or M2 processor do not support running Windows via a Virtual machine using VMware or creating a partition for Windows using the Boot Camp software that is included on Apple machines that have an Intel Processor.

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September 22, 2022

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