Windows 11 Pro installing?

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by JohnK50, Feb 23, 2023.

  1. JohnK50

    JohnK50 Bit poster

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    I just purchased a new Mac, and have been trying to get mt Windows Home edition installed, but every time I try, it installs Windows 11 Pro. Is there a work around to get the Home edition installed? Do I have to download the .iso file and create a new VM for this?

    It's been a while for me as the last time I installed Parallels was a long time ago. I am sure things have changed.

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. Mikhail Ushakov

    Mikhail Ushakov Parallels Team

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    Hello John,
    Foremost, please be advised that Windows Home Edition isn't officially supported by Microsoft to run on M-Series Mac computers, while Windows 11 Pro Edition is. That's why Pro Edition is downloaded by default.
    Would you tell me more details about your scenario, why do you need a Windows Home Edition installed?
     
  3. JohnK50

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    Guess that's information I could have used before I spent $100 on Windows home edition. Lesson learned.

    I actually figured how to get the Home edition on after a few attempts. I just deleted the pro VM and installed the Home edition in the Control panel.

    Thank you though for the reply.

    John
     
  4. KonstantinH1

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    Where did you get Win 11 Home edition compatible with M1/M2?

    -Konstantin
     
  5. rumours

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    download Windows as usual - 'Get Windows from Microsoft'. It'll download an ISO file. Cancel the installation then. Upon that you can open Installation assistant wizard > install from iso > select the downloaded iso and you'll see an edition selector. Select Windows Home, that's it.
     

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