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

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by MichaelH63, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. SteveK15

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    Im in the same boat QB 2018 Canadian version ... will not work on Win11. If you get it going on Win11, i am interested in how.
     
  2. DirkB12

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    It all worked perfectly! Thanks. I created the ISO on my Mac. No problems. Windows runs flawlessly!
     
  3. StuartM13

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    Well, today I loaded up Parallels/Windows on my MBP, and now Windows is back to saying "Activate Windows" in the bottom right corner. I go back to activate it again, put in my key that worked before (Win Home 10 I purchased from Dell) and now it says I can't use that key, even though it used to work. So what has changed now?
     
  4. StuartM13

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    Ok, on a hunch, because it now says Windows 11 Enterprise...I put in the Windows 11 Education key that wouldn't work before (and the reason I had to buy the Windows 10 Home Key) and now the Win11 Education key works and has activated. Makes no sense of course, but whatever.
     
  5. lojustwier

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    Thanks for the advice at post #48. I was able to install Windows 11 ARM smoothly and upgrade it from Home to Pro using a Pro retail key.
    (Note: There was some irritating messages at activating and upgrading Windows, but they went away after one round of restarting Windows.)
     
  6. DebasmitaM@Parallels

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    Hello, we are happy to hear your issue got fixed. Please reach us back for any further queries.
     
  7. JustinSurpless

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    So I just downloaded Parallels today on my Mac Studio and it tried to install Windows 10... as expected, I was told that it's not compatible with M1.
    It then proceeded to install Windows 11 - is it not the ARM version?
     
  8. DebasmitaM@Parallels

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    Hello, Windows 11 has ARM processor only. Are you facing an issue installing Windows 11?
     

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