Activate Windows 11 with Mac M1

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for M Series Mac' started by StefanP7, May 10, 2022.

  1. DavidN11

    DavidN11 Bit Poster

    Doesn't help for a digital licence (no product key, and the old machine reports the generic key as the product key)

    Sadly, Microsoft were very unhelpful. I've wasted so much time on this now I'm considering giving up and purchasing a new license, but I'm too scared the new license will not work, either.
  2. GarySp

    GarySp Bit Poster

    David's method did not work for me. My machine stayed on Windows 11 Home. I need Windows 11 Pro for ARM Mac m1. Can't find how to download or install 11 Pro for ARM installer.
  3. SaoG


    I only have a Macbook Air with an M1 processor on which I have a virtual machine with Windows 10 for ARM processors already installed. Since the new version came out, the system prompted me to upgrade to Windows 11.
  4. JasonS36


    I tried all morning with a legit Win11 licence to no success. I eventually on a win tried an old Win 10 licence I had from way back in 2015. Worked fine. So weird!

    I also stumbled into another issue when logging into my Microsoft account; that it would ask for my password and then imidiatley after ask for a current system password, which always failed whenever i was using the one i know. I figured out i need to go to settings and 'add' a new password inside of 'Sign in Options' > 'Passwords'. Mentioning this incase anyone else is stuck there.

    What a huge waste of a morning scrathing my head.
  5. HaraldSt

    HaraldSt Bit Poster

    I have had it that Activation failed, but was complete on reboot! Go figure.

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