Windows 11 on Arm

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  1. MichaelH63

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    As long as you are in the Dev Channel you can install updates that don't expire for a while. All Dev Channel updates prior to build 22468 expire at the end of this month, the current build 22471 won't expire until September 2022. By the time the current build will expire there'll be newer builds you can install. Changing from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel is unfortunately only an option in the rare cases when both have the same build. To move to the Beta or Release Preview channel now would require a clean install, which isn't possible because MS only provides a VHDX with a Dev Channel build for download.
     
  2. MichaelH63

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    Have you found a way to download the ARM version of Windows 11? I could only find an iso for the Intel version.
     
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    (I didn't read everything here, and don't understand everything, but since I have Win 11 release version 22000 installed on parallels, I am wondering if not Parallels (the company) could simply provide a VM with that installed and then you simply add your Win key and use it. Sorry if I am completely mistaken here).
     
  4. mbook

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    The download page says to use the Assistant for ARM, but that produced an Intel as well. Then mounting and running setup, the installation almost begins then says "Windows 11 installation has failed"
     
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    Theoretically yes, but they would need an iso from Microsoft first. And since MS doesn't even offer one on their own website this seems unlikely.
     
  7. ChristoherK

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    Only build 22000.160 available as iso, but it will upgrade itself to release .194
     
  9. AppleO

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    Im currently on 22000.194 working fine. MS website has Win 11 22454 insider preview for ARM still. Is that the unstable version?
     
  10. MichaelH63

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    22000.194 is the latest build from the Beta and Release Preview Channels and as far as we know identical to the final release of Windows 11. Build 22454 is an older Dev Channel build that will expire at the end of October, but can be updated to newer Dev Channel builds.
     
  11. ChristoherK

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    Installed and now running 22000.194. The about screen no longer says preview and no more build info on the lower side of desktop. . Running well at the moment
     
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  12. AlexeyY1

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    Arm .iso build 22000.160 can be downloaded from uupdump. It will upgrade itself to release .194.
    Windows allows to run setup for older builds directly from more recent ones, but it will be clean reinstall. So you can run setup from 22000.160 even inside last dev build 22458
     
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  13. Mike Boreham

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    Thanks Alexei. Trying to make this work. I ran UUP dump for 22000.160 from my activated Windows 10 VM, using Pedro's preconfigured link in #165 (thanks Pedro) and the process completed, leaving an "ISO folder". I ran setup from there and installation started but it soon wants a Product Key, with no way to skip or activate later. My Windows have all been activated through my MS account for years. I tried various old product keys but none worked.
    I am currently trying again and hopefully (never used UUUP before) will use the UUUP convert tool to get an ISO file and create a new VM, and hope the product key issue doesn't strike again.
    Any advice?
     
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    Follow up question. My goal is to have 22000.194 running as ChristopherK has. I already have a Windows 11 Dev build 22471 VM. Am I more likely to succeed by running UUUP from there, and launch ISO Folder/setup from that?
    Thanks
     
  15. ChristoherK

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    I ended up creating a new VM using the iso for 22000. When it finished setting up and doing all the updates everything seems to be working. Did have a problem with activation, but it finally took. Using this build though, I doesn't show me as enrolled to the insider program. So not sure if that's a good/bad thing. And as previously stated I don't have anything saying that this build was from any of the channels.
     
  16. Mike Boreham

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    I assume that was a Product Key that finally took? My Windows 10 was activated by free upgrade from Windows 7, and now shows activated through MS account. The only Product Keys I have are Windows 7 and Windows 8. Did you have an actual Windows 10 key? Thanks
     
  17. ChristoherK

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    Yes, had Win10 Pro key
     
  18. Mike Boreham

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    My experience goes against all previous that you can install Windows without activation, and activate later with an MS account or use for a period.
     
  19. MichaelH63

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    If you create a new VM that is essentially a new PC. If you want to use the Insider Program on the new VM you need to enroll again. You don't need to use the Insider Program, though. Build 22000.194 is identical to the final release version of Windows 11. If you choose to use Insider builds, only the Beta and Release Preview channels will give you the option to leave the Insider Program with the next official release. The Dev Channel requires a clean install of Windows 11.
     
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  20. Mike Boreham

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    The UUUP method has now worked for me. I have 22000.194 installed and activated. Like Christopher I created a new VM and installed with the ISO made by UUUP in my Windows 10 VM. The installation in a new VM did not ask for a Product Key. I was able to install it unactivated (which is the normal way) and then sign in with my Microsoft Account and activate.
    It wasn't completely straightforward as I had the seemingly common problem of MS account password being rejected. I signed in via my Office account and into the Microsoft Store and then it was happy. I also had to use the Activation Troubleshooter option "recently changed hardware" and replace a previous activation.
     

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