Microsoft Access in Parallels on Apple M1

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by JaredE, May 5, 2021.

  1. JaredE

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    Hello,

    Can anyone confirm that MS Access works inside Parallels on an Apple M1 machine? This is my deal breaker.
     
  2. TracyW1

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    I am getting ready to try porting it over in the next few days. I will let you know. We are using Access 2010 running on a Windows XP OS. However, I may wind up having to upgrade the OS due to a strange problem I have discovered with Access on that platform. What Access and OS are you using?
     
  3. NoBackUp

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    Access 365 works ... anything in particular ?
     
  4. JaredE

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    I'm just wondering about MS Access because it'll be Windows 10 ARM inside Parallels and I wasn't sure if there was an ARM version of MS Access.
     
  5. PedroS7

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    Windows 10 ARM can run x86 applications, anyway, they're just slower.
     
  6. RobertS45

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    The issue of MS Access on M1 Macbook X is, Office 365 Suite of products does not include MS Access. The suite of apps is the same as the standard product set offered on Mac OS. I tried in March of 2021 to install Parallels, Windows 10 (this works great), and Microsoft 365. After installation, the only apps that were downloaded in Microsoft 365 were, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
     
  7. JaredE

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    @RobertS45 Did you try the Windows 10 x86 version with x86 emulation on the M1? it seems MS Access should be available and work on the Apple M1, but will run slower.
     
  8. RobertS45

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    Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with Windows X. Microsoft 365 doesn't support Access on any Mac, and now, it's not supporting Access on Parallels for M1 Macs running Windows.
     
  9. kundanno

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    I have Access running in Windows 11 (Arm64 Office 365 distribution). It seems to work fine. Are you saying that it is not supported by Microsoft? But isn't that moot as Microsoft does not even support Windows on Arm running as a VM on M1.
     
  10. kundanno

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    This may be a limitation of your account. Like I said above, my Office365 distribution comes with Access.
     
  11. JaredE

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    To answer my own question:
    On the Apple M1 laptop, you can use the Windows 10 ARM technical preview VM from Microsoft, install the ARM version of Microsoft 365 and this also includes MS Access. It runs fine inside Parallels.
     
  12. RobertS86

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    On my MacBook Pro M1 2016, Access does not work within an Win11-VM. I can start Access, but I can't neither create a new database nor I can open an existing database. In each case Access finishes without any error messages.
     
  13. SWANDY

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    Possibly your access to Office365 (which is now Microsoft 365) is the BUSINESS version not the PERSONAL/HOME version. The Business version comes with Access (unless you install it on a Mac computer as it needs Windows) while the Personal/Home - which I have a subscription to - does not have Access regardless even if I open it on my Windows 11ARM VM.
     
  14. Adriad

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    Hi everyone!
    Any update about how to run properly MS OFFICE 365 in Windows 11 ARM64?
    I use a Macbook pro M1 and Parallels 18.
    I have a project based in Excel, but I need to make a connection to database in Access, and it seems it does not work...
    Attached find a screenshot of the error on my code. In my work windows pc x64 the connection works fine.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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