Considering a new Mac with an Apple Chip (M1X?)

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by JanC1, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. JanC1

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    There is an announcement from Apple Monday (10/18). Though we don't seem to know the full details, the guess is that some new MacBook Pro's will be released with Apple's chips (vs. Intel). When I have purchased new Mac's in the past, I used an Apple conversion routine that automatically mirrors my old Mac to my new one. So, since I am going from an Intel Mac to and M1 Mac, will this work and if not, what will I need to do to get Windows working? (just transferring Windows 10).

    Secondly, after the transfer, I presume at some point, I will upgrade to Windows 11. It seems I cannot upgrade now without creating a "TPM". Will that be the case forever, or is it projected that at some point Parallels will provide an easier way to upgrade?

    Thanks.

    Jan C.
     
  2. Dr Tone

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    You need to stay with an intel mac to keep using your existing VMs. Parallels on M1 Mac won't be able to run x86 based guests unfortunately.
     
  3. JanC1

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    Thanks. Does that mean my Parallels subscription won't work at all? I seem to have read somewhere that I can transfer it to the new M1 Mac, but that I will have to create a new virtual machine and reinstall all programs. Do you agree with that? Also, will that fix the Windows 11 problem?
     
  4. Dr Tone

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    Parallels subscription and parallels isn't the problem. It will run on the M1 Mac fine. You can't run x86 guests on M1 hardware, you would have to install an ARM version of windows in the VM.
     
  5. JanC1

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    Sorry - I'm a bit of a novice at this. What is an x86 guest?
     
  6. Dr Tone

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    Windows runs on Intel x86 hardware. M1X is ARM not intel. Microsoft is in the process making a version of windows for Arm.
     
  7. Dr Tone

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    Simply put if you need to run Windows VMs you don't want an M1X based Mac
     
  8. DebasmitaM@Parallels

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    Hello, Thank you for your responses. Parallels Team.
     

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