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On the 16th of February 2023, Microsoft recognized Parallels Desktop as an authorized solution for running Arm versions of Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise installed in a virtual machine with Parallels Desktop on Mac with Apple silicon.

For over a decade, Parallels has been a global leader in virtualizing Windows applications and desktops to be accessed on Mac, with customers around the world trusting the solution.

The latest version of Parallels Desktop for Mac is optimized for Apple silicon, providing users with greater freedom and flexibility. Parallels Desktop users can download, install, and configure Windows 11 in just one click, while the virtual TPM chip paired with the strong security capabilities designed into Apple silicon and Secure Boot provide a high level of security on Windows 11.

IT administrators can now allow their users to run Windows 11 on Arm on the Parallels platform, which is supported by Alludo, with the assurance that Microsoft has authorized this solution.

Parallels Desktop enables this by:

  • Security compliance with virtual TPM chips and Secure Boot technologies.
  • Volume license key or Key-free activation in a corporate environment with Single Sign-On support and integration with leading identity providers such as Azure, Okta, and Ping Identity, among others.
  • Centralized user and licenses administration via Parallels My Account web app.
  • The ability to mass deploy Parallels Desktop using solutions such as Apple Remote Desktop, Jamf, Microsoft Intune, and Munki, among others.
  • The ability to provision a corporate Windows image to selected users within the organization.
  • Premium support for Parallels Desktop.

Note that you need to activate your copy of Windows 11 after installation.

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System Requirements

Operating System

macOS Ventura 13.2 or newer
macOS Monterey 12.6 or newer
macOS Big Sur 11.7 or newer
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 or newer
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer


Apple M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2, M1 Ultra, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 chips
Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i9, Intel Core M or Xeon processor


600 MB for Parallels Desktop application installation


Apple M2, M1 Ultra, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 chips
Intel, AMD Radeon, or NVIDIA graphics cards


4GB of RAM