Virtual TPM (Trusted Platform Module)

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by StevenG2, May 11, 2017.

  1. Christian63

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    Thank you mmika. If I understand TPM works only if I install a fresh windows with parallels and not from bootcamp.
     
  2. MikeG11

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    I hope Parallels support can provide an answer to this question. The fact that Standard is not officially supposed to have TPM support is the primary reason I've decided not to upgrade to Parallels 17. As an enthusiast, I cannot afford a Pro subscription. I was willing to pay for the 17 upgrade even though I just purchased Parallels 16.5 a couple of months ago. But if only Pro will have TPM support, I plan to stay with 16.5 for now then abandon Parallels as soon as VMware Fusion is ready for the M1.
     
  3. BradB7

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    By the purchase information page, Parallels 17 standard offers TPM 2.0 support as well as the Pro version on the M1 Macs. This has been updated since initial offering. However, please note that if you are going to use Windows 11, that the version 17 of Parallels (pro, standard, and business) do not as yet offer WDDM 2.0 support in the DirectX 12 display driver in parallels. As a result, MS will only let you be on the Dev channel and not switch to the more stabilized Beta channel. There is a script some are running that will allow you to switch to the Beta channel, but some of us are holding off until Parallels officially has the patch that many of us have contributed technical reports to.

    As for VMWare Fusion. They have publicly stated that they will NOT be supporting Windows 10 or 11 ARM on M1 Macs. This was announced months ago when Parallels first came out with the 16.5 release that provided the workaround for installing the Windows 10 ARM on an M1 Mac. There are still licensing issues related to running an ARM VM on M1 Macs and VMWare has chosen not to violate the ToS with Microsoft. However, nothing is entirely clear as Parallels has been working WITH Microsoft to both allow Windows 10 ARM images to be installed on an M1 Mac successfully under the 16.5 version of Parallels....and the 17 versions. Windows 11, because of requirements for the TPM 2.0 and WDDM 2.0 DirectX 12 drivers have complicated things for users, however, Parallels informs us that they are working on a fix.
     
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  4. MikeG11

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    BradB7, thanks for the additional info. This response came more quickly and is much more informative than I expected. It's a good thing users like yourself are around to help fill in the gaps for Parallels support.

    I'm very happy to hear Parallels Standard will also have TPM 2.0 and that WDDM 2.0 support is in the works. I may just upgrade to Parallels 17 after all. As for VMware Fusion, my understanding is they have ruled out supporting x86 Windows on M1, but have not ruled out Windows for ARM. However, they are prioritizing Linux ahead of Windows for ARM to allow time for Microsoft to clarify licensing as you mentioned. Are you aware of an announcement that supersedes this? In any case, the fact that licensing is still unclear at this late stage is not very promising...
     
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  5. BradB7

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    Yes. x86 on Apple Silicon? Definitely NOT. The licensing is a big holdup for VMWare as Windows doesn't have a licensing permission for installing Windows 10 ARM on Apple Silicon legally. Windows 11 may change that, but I wouldn't expect it soon. Parallels has been working closely with MSFT, which is a good thing.
     

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