Transfer Windows 10/11 VM from one M1 to another M1 possible?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by BrentS5, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. BrentS5

    BrentS5 Bit poster

    I have an M1 Macbook Air and just purchased a new 16" M1 Macbook Pro. I have a windows 11 VM that works perfectly. Is it possible to transfer that working VM to the new Macbook Pro?
  2. Macintosh Rescue

    Macintosh Rescue Member

    If you've not got BitLocker setup on the virtual machine you might be able to just remove the virtual TPM which would be useful if you are not using iCloud or passing the virtual machine to another user. I'd recommend snapshotting the Windows vm, remove the Parallels TPM from the vm hardware settings, then do a test boot an make sure windows is running OK. On the other users Mac a new TPM could be added after transferring the vm.
  3. Zamadatix

    Zamadatix Bit poster

    Can confirm, just moved my Windows 11 VM this way yesterday without issue. Removed TPM, packaged, copied over, unpackaged, re-added TPM.
  4. Rachel5

    Rachel5 Bit poster

    Is it possible to make this a Parallel Desktop's feature request:
    - by create two buttons
    ---> Remove TPM + auto-package
    ---> un-package + Re-add TPM

    So we as users can just focus on:
    (1) Backup the parallel's file into Harddrive
    (2) Copy/Paste the parallel's file
    Without worrying about TPM?

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