Windows 10 ARM will only execute x86 apps from the Windows store. Here's my M1 MacBook Air, using Parallels to virtualize the ARM version of Windows 10, which is emulating an x86 version of an app. Part 1: How to Install Windows 10 on MacBook Air 2020 (Intel Chip) This part is dedicated to users who want to install Windows 10 on MacBook Air 2020 shipped with Intel chip. Before we begin, make sure you now have enough space (at lest 50GB) on Mac's internal drive for holding Windows 10 OS.
- I found Parallels when I was searching information related to this, but I already had Windows 10 installed with BootCamp. Moreover, I'm a little bit concerned about the performance using either Parallels or VMWare, since I will be running a Hololens emulator (which I feel like it is going to be a bit heavy for that).
- I just got a MacBook air, and also picked up VMware Fusion 4 ($30 cheaper than Parallels). Windows is running great on the air. Windows is snappy and responsive, and the Windows on the Air preforms better than Windows bootcamped on my MacBook Pro (mid-2009). I have to say the Flash memory is definitely worth it if you do not have too many files.
- On my MacBook Air, I’m up and running in Windows six seconds after I double-click the Parallels icon.” David Pogue, The New York Times “Of all the ways to run Windows on a Mac, Parallels Desktop is my favorite because it just works.
I am not able to turn virtualization on in my MacBook Pro (mid 2015) when I run Windows 10.
I have seen there's a workaround for this by setting the startup disk as BootCamp. And it actually worked for enabling Hyper-V support, but not for the virtualization.
I had even tried this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32932961/osx-10-11-el-capitan-setting-boot-de vice-property-not-working and for running the command in there I also needed to disable the System Integrity Projection (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32932961/osx-10-11-el-capitan-setting-boot-de vice-property-not-working). However, I received a message saying Legacy Mode not supported on this system.
Is there a way to enable the virtualization feature?
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), macOS Sierra (10.12.3)
Posted on Feb 19, 2017 2:40 PM
The M1 Mac’s inability to run Windows might seems like an obvious limitation, but it’s actually a major issue for a lot of Mac users. Boot Camp is gone so you can’t run Windows natively, which means you need to use a virtualization app. A few months ago, Parallels previewed its Parallels Desktop for Mac virtualization software on M1 Macs, and on Wednesday, the company annnounced that Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac—which brings full native support for both M1 and Intel Macs—is out of beta and now available to the general public.
If you want to run Windows on your M1 Mac, you can launch Parallels Desktop 16.5 to run the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview, the only version of Windows that can run on Apple silicon. To get the Insider Preview, you need to register for Microsoft’s Insider Program. Keep in mind that this is beta, so some features may not work, and it isn’t optimized for performance.
Despite the lack of optimization on Microsoft’s part, Parallels claims that performance of Windows 10 ARM is 30 percent better on an M1 Mac than Windows on an Intel Core i9 MacBook Pro, and DirectX performance is 60 percent better compared to a MacBook Pro with a Radeon Pro 555X GPU. And the M1 Mac uses 2.5 less energy than a 2020 Intel MacBook Air, the company says.
The major features that were in the version 16 release are fully available on M1 Macs, including Coherence Mode, Mac keyboard layouts, Shared Profiles, Touch Bar controls, and more. Parallels says that it “hopes” to add the ability to run macOS Big Sur in a virtual machine later this year.
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Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac is $79.99 for a new subscription or $99.99 for a new perpetual license. An upgrade from Parallels Desktop 14 or 15 to a perpetual license is $49.99.