x86 VM emulation on Apple Silicon

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by JonG89, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:18 PM.


If you are running an M1-based Mac, are you looking for an emulator to replace Parallels?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. JonG89

    JonG89 Bit Poster

    I'm still fighting through the painful process of trying to recreate all of my x86 VMs as ARM VMs. Trouble is, some of the critical Window software doesn't run properly in the x86 emulation engine within Windows 10 ARM. Certain drivers are broken, networking is glitchy, things just don't work right. Until the Windows world makes the switch to ARM (which I don't see happening anytime soon), Parallels has very little practical value on Apple Silicon unless it can emulate x86 hardware.

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