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Windows 10 now runs on Macs with Apple M1 processor

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Since Apple’s new M1 processor has been released, people are discussing if it is possible to run Windows 10 on a Mac. When Apple introduced its M1 processor, it was clear that we were entering a new era of competition in the industry. Where this piece of hardware had all the power to crush all its rivals in terms of performance.

Now, as time has passed, the first Macs and MacBooks have begun to circulate the market proving that they are indeed beasts that could well make it worth the investment.

But there was one small detail that made many uncomfortable, it was impossible to run Windows on these computers. Until now.

Windows 10 comes to Mac with Apple M1

Anything ARM-based, such as the M1 processor remained a foreign territory for Microsoft’s operating system, which is based on the x86 architecture.

But now the folks at Parallels Desktop have just announced that they have integrated into their platform the ability to support Windows 10 to run on computers with an M1.

Windows 10 already runs on Mac with Apple M1 processor
Windows 10 already runs on Mac with Apple M1 processor

But there’s one interesting detail. Because of how that operating system is actually built the ARM version is not publicly accessible. So far only manufacturers have access to the full version of Windows 10 for that architecture.

The rest of the people can access the Insider Preview, but it is still restrictive, unstable, and limited. Since it is in a very preliminary phase of its beta.

In other words, there is still a lot of time to talk about Windows 10 on Macs, but in theory, it is already available.

 

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