How to install Windows 11 (retail version) [read post #48 first]

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  1. MichaelH63

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    I don't think you can break anything by upgrading to Windows Education. And even if you do, you could just create a new VM and delete the broken one.
     
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    OK I tried to activate it, but it failed after a few minutes. The error said something about getting a genuine product key, so I guess it does not allow education upgrades. Now, which is the cheapest option to get a genuine key that will work? I have Windows 11 Home ARM installed. Can I buy a Win 10 Home license from Dell online (I have a giftcard that would cover the cost) and put that key in and it should work?
     
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    I never bought anything from Dell, so I can't answer that.
    There are three types of licenses. Retail, OEM and Volume License.
    Retail are what you can buy from Microsoft. They can be transferred to a new computer (or new VM), but they are expensive. I know that Amazon (not third party vendors on Amazon) is also selling Retail keys, and I got mine about €50 cheaper than by buying directly from Microsoft. Dell might sell those too, I don't know.
    OEM keys are a lot cheaper, but can only be used once.
    Volume License Keys are the ones you got. They are not meant for individual resale, but can be bought very cheaply. The downside is that they may not work.
     
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    It is $139 at microsoft.com for Windows 10 Home and it is the same price at Dell.com for the same software, so I assume it is retail. I just want to make sure that Windows 10 Home is what I need - Windows 11 Home isn't on sale yet as far as I can tell.
     
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    Ok, I purchased Windows Home 10 through Dell (cause i had a credit to cover the cost) and it worked. It is a shame I have a license from my educational institution for Windows 11 and I can't use it. But at least this works.
     
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    Wow! That was a revelation and a marathon. Thanks so much. I'm now installing W11 on my new VM - let's hope it goes as smoothly.
     
  7. dhjaffe

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    I need help. I am doing this on my MacBook Pro using Microsoft Edge through Windows 11 Insider Preview through Parallels Desktop. I get to Screenshot #1, double click the uup_download_windows file, get to Screenshot #2 & click YES. Then I get Screenshot #3 but when I press any key, the Command Script screen disappears & nothing further happens. No new window opens & no files are downloaded. I have done this multiple times, waited hours, but nothing happens after this.
    What am I doing wrong? Screen Shot #1.png Screen Shot #2.png Screen Shot #3.png
     
  8. MichaelH63

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    Have you tried downloading the file mentioned in the screenshot?
    Also, do you actually need to build the ISO yourself? You should be able to just download Windows directly with the latest version of Parallels? (See post #48 in this thread.)
     
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    I should have been more thorough in my reading of this thread. Thank you! Do you know the steps I would use to remove my Windows Insider Review & then install the retail version? I am running the latest version of Parallels Desktop.
     
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    Just create a new VM with the retail version by clicking on the + in control center. You can delete the old VM by right-clicking on it in control center.
     
  11. dhjaffe

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    That worked beautifully! I was even able to activate it with my Windows 10 Home Edition Product Key. Thank you!
     
  12. MarcelD5

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    Hello all, I recently installed a fresh Parallels 17.1.1 on my M1 MacBook Pro. I was surprised it was able to download and install Windows 11 automatically. Because this should normally have meant registering and downloading the ARM preview etc. After reading post #48 I am a bit confused about the version of Windows. I thought Parallels installed a version for intel, but after reading this thread I am not so sure. Version 22000.493 (which is on my VM) is really an ARM version of Windows?
    It's important to me, because I am writing an article for a B2B website about how to use Windows on an M1 Mac.

    Also this version of Windows is the Home version. Is there any way to get Windows 11 Pro for ARM (if such a version exists)? Because this would be important for the target audience, obviously.

    Thnx!
     
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    I followed the recipe on the first page on this thread. Everything is working as stated except when installing a new VM I don't have the choice between Home and Pro. Parallels' installer says there are multiple versions to choose from, but I can only choose the blank line which indeed installs the Home version. Any ideas?

    Cheers,
    Marcel
     
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    Yes, it is the ARM version. It is impossible to install Intel Windows on M1 (except for emulation, which Parallels doesn't do).

    I assume using a Pro key to activate Windows will upgrade Home to Pro. I don't have a spare Pro license to test that, though.
     
  15. MichaelH63

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    Unfortunately not. If you chose both Home and Pro at least one of them should be a visible option.
     
  16. MarcelD5

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    Thanks, Michael! I do have a (volume) license that has always worked with Windows 10 up to now. This one is not accepted by Windows 11 Home apparently.
     
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    I think I found the problem. It looks as if there is something wrong with the latest version offered on UUPdump (22000.527, dated 15 Feb). I downloaded the previous version (22000.493, dated 8 Feb) and this one does give me the option to choose.
     
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    It worked and the first update was as expected the cumulative update to 22000.527. Furthermore regarding activation: the product key worked fine, but I had to sign in to this copy of windows to link my Microsoft account form my physical windows 10 computer to activate. All is working fine now.
     
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    I'm getting a "No Internet connection. The download will continue once the connect is re-established" menu when trying to download Windows 11 via Parallels Desktop. I'm on a 1GB FIOS connection that works for everything else- reboots haven't fixed.

    Is this a known Parallels issue, or might it be some setting for my Eero routing?
     
  20. MichaelH63

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    That seems to be a problem on your end. I just tested it and the download started immediately.
     

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