Many people have been wondering how to run Windows 11 on a Mac since the launch of Windows 10, and this blog post will tell you exactly what you need to know. This article is for all those people who want an easy way to run Windows without having to buy a new computer or change their whole system.
It is also for those who don’t own a PC but would like the one that runs Windows in order to play games or do work they couldn’t normally do with Mac OSX. After reading this article, you’ll know which operating systems are compatible with your Mac laptop and be able to make an informed decision about running Windows on your MacBook!
Microsoft revealed the release of Windows 11 later this Fall and for all you Mac users who need Windows, does the Windows 11 run on Mac? The reason why you would want to run Windows OS on your Mac, we won’t ask. However, we will provide the answer to the question of Windows 11 can run on a Mac?
Can I run Windows 11 on a Mac?
The answer as of now depends upon which Mac you currently own. Even if you own the Mac that supports Windows, presently you can only unofficially Install the Preinstallation Environment of Windows 11 on Mac. Mac users are looking for solutions to use Windows 11 on their Macs. Solutions such as using virtualization software like Parallels will not work properly with the new operating system release. Keeping that in mind we don’t recommend installing Windows 11 on a Mac.
Nevertheless, if you are interested in trying your hand at Windows 11 on Mac, then Windows 11 requires the support of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0. TPM 2.0 is in-built into the Motherboard of the computer to ensure the uprightness of the OS. Sad to say, both the Intel and the M1 Macs don’t have the TPM built-in. As a matter of fact, many Windows PCs built before 2014 don’t have a TPM and can’t run Windows 11.
However, there are a few Intel Macs that can in theory support Windows 11
- MacBook (Retina, 12 inches, 2017)
- MacBook Air (13 inches, 2017)
- MacBook Pro (15 inches, 2016)
- MacBook Pro (13 inches, 2016, 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (13 inches, 2016, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- Mac Mini (2018)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inches, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inches, 2017)
- iMac (21.5 inches, 2017))
- Mac Pro (2019)
The Parallels Desktop 17 will allow Mac users to use the next version of Windows through a window on their Apple Mac desktop. The software, Parallels supports Macs with the Intel as well as M1 microchips. The software can be used to run the Windows 11 preview.
The only issue for the M1 users is you can only use emulate arm-based operating systems. This issue has not been solved ever since parallels added Apple Macs. If you liked this article (or if it helped at all), leave a comment below or share it with friends, so they can also know how to install Windows 11 on Mac.