Moving VM from Intel-Mac to M1-Mac

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by diwa, Mar 8, 2022.

  1. diwa

    diwa Bit Poster

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    Hi!
    I'm planing to buy a new M1 Mac.
    Since I have more than one Windows-VM, which needs to be moved from the old to the new Mac, I'm wondering if the following will work.

    - Creating a Windows backup at the old Mac
    - Creating a new ARM-Windows VM on the new Mac
    - Running a restore from the backup created before.

    Thanks

    Dirk
     
  2. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, we would like to inform you that an Intel-based virtual machine will not work on M1 Mac. But you can copy data from one virtual machine to another by following this KB article.
     
  3. diwa

    diwa Bit Poster

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    I know, that I can't copy an Intel VM 1:1 to an ARM Mac.
    But I wonder, if I can restore a WINDOWS Backup into the Windows on die ARM VM...
     
  4. DebasmitaM@Parallels

    DebasmitaM@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello, Intel Mac's VM backup can not be restored on M1 Mac.
     

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