Parallels 17 updates

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by ErnieS1, Aug 9, 2021.

  1. ManuelQ1

    ManuelQ1 Bit Poster

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    Just ran dxdiag on my WIN11 VM and it is showing DirectX12
     
  2. kundanno

    kundanno Kilo Poster

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    When I run dxdiag I see it says "DirectX 12" - what am I missing?

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  3. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Thanks a lot for your reply and provided information. We've already involved Parallels Engineering Team in this case.
    Once we get any updates we will let you know immediately.
     
  4. MichaelH63

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    Interesting. WhyNotWin11 still shows it as incompatible with the hardware requirements, but maybe it's just a problem with how DX12 support is reported to Windows.
     
  5. SimonZ2

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    Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately I gave the VM 8GB ram per the 16GB in total.
     
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  6. AlexeyY1

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    On the second page of DxDiag you can see that driver is WDDM 1.3 (2.0 required) and supports functions of DirectX 11 and below.
     
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  7. SimonZ2

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    Also send my technical report with the ID 376055651. Exactly the same issue.
     
  8. JerryG

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    Even after enabling TPM, Windows 11 still says my computer doesn't meet requirements. And I can't change from Dev to Beta for the insider updates. I'm ready to give up on this nonsense.
     
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  9. MattK8

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    Same issue..says doesn't meet requirements and only can Select Dev Channel. TPM was added and enabled.
     
  10. BradB7

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    I have the same issue here with my M1 Macbook Pro with a Windows 11 Pro license on the VM. I purchased the annual license upgrade to Parallels 17 Pro from my 16.5.1 standard version. Manually added the TPM 2.0 to the configuration (and MS reports it there in the VM as present). Ran the dxdiag the same as everyone else and Windows come back saying DirectX 12 is present. Yet, I still don't meet the "minimum requirements for Windows 11." I filed a technical report with support ID# 376109038
     
  11. NoBackUp

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    Yep same here
    1) Upgraded from 17 Beta to 17 Commercial
    2) Tried to upgrade a cloned VM - NO
    3) Created a new VM from Insider Image - NO
    4) Created a new Image and preloaded a TMP 2.0 - NO

    Strange seemed so easy in the press release / Marketing stuff ... mmm so not reporting its in a VM. .... scratches head ...
     
  12. NoBackUp

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    Gave it 6GB. so not the 4GB limit ..
     
  13. NoBackUp

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    Who did you switch .... does it run 11 ? WhynotWin11 on my systems also reports DirectX + WDDM2. "could be an Issue"
     
  14. NoBackUp

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    Just posted a Technical report 376163186. just noticed that WhyNotWin 11 might be pointing to display driver and not direct X, which it reports to be only WDDM. not WDDM2 !!!
     
  15. NoBackUp

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    WDDM is reported by DXDIAg as 1.13 !.... not 2...
     
  16. NicholasS8

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    I found a way around this on youtube. Have to make some regedit's but it's only 2 fields changing it to dev.
     
  17. GiovanniM7

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    Too bad, this was our best chance to switch from the dev channel (after months) to something more stable (beta channel). However, after upgrading to parallels 17, the OS still reports that my M1 MacBook pro does not have the requirements to run Windows 11. Even though Parallels 17 is sold as Windows 11 ready. Misleading to say the least...
     
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  18. MichaelH63

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    You can use this method to switch to the beta channel. You can later use it again to stop receiving Insider Builds and then register for the regular Insider Program again. Currently the only option to rejoin the program is in the Release Preview Channel, because Parallels isn't meeting the hardware requirements, but hopefully that will be fixed soon.
     
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  19. MatthiasE5

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    This is a warning.
    Running Win 11 on M1 / Parallels 16.5, I updated to 17 whilst Windows was running.
    After the Update Windows had a black screen and was unresponsive. The only way to get it fixed was to STOP the virtual machine which can cause VM corruption and will lose all non-saved data in Windows. Previously, I did experience VM corruption once in the context of stopping Windows (different context).
    Thankfully after the STOP, Windows did boot and did not go into recovery mode or anything similar. Edge tabs could be restored thanks to the recovery feature. So no data loss for me.

    I am going to use caps as it is important:
    ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR complete VM FILE (copy or clone it - just snapshots will often NOT help in case of disaster) before updating Parallels.
    To Parallels Staff: The update process was very uncomfortable. Add an additional dialogue that will
    - ask the user to shut down windows first as this is probably safer
    - optionally create a full copy of the VM to be safe
    - prompt the user if they are really certain to install the new version.
     
  20. MatthiasE5

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    More info about the warning:
    I would also like to add that all PREVIOUS snapshots ALSO where all black, and going back to them always had the same issue -- black, unresponsive Windows.
    I also noticed it said "windows 10" somewhere when it is Windows 11.
     

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