Here's How To Run Windows 11 On Your MacBook
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Even though both Mac and Windows operating systems have reached feature parity, there are still Windows-specific apps you cannot use on Mac and vice versa. Thankfully, there's a way to have the best of both worlds by using Parallels Desktop, a virtual machine program that allows you to run them simultaneously.
To install Parallels 17 (the latest version) on your Mac, go to its official website and click the Try Now button if you haven't purchased the app. Then, click on the Parallels Desktop for Mac option to download the DMG file onto your Mac, locate the DMG file on your Mac, double-click to open it, and double-click on the Install Parallels Desktop option.
The installer will download the full app and install it in the background, and once the installation is over, you will need to authorize the app with your admin password. Parallels will then require access to several macOS directories to enable the full features set — follow the on-screen instructions to grant access to all the directories and click on the Finish button.
You will also need to download the Windows 11 ISO installation file, and if you are using a newer Intel-powered Mac powered by Apple Silicon, you need to download the Windows 11 ARM version. The latter is part of the insider build program, so you will need to register for the Windows Insider Program and download the Windows ARM64 Insider Preview installation file.
The steps for installing Windows 11 using Parallels on Mac are the same for both the X86 and X64ARM versions; first, you’ll launch the Parallels Desktop app and click on the Install Windows option, then click Continue. Parallels should find the Windows 11 installation file, but if it fails, you can click Choose Manually and navigate to the download location.
Parallels will ask for your use case for the Windows 11 operating system — choose the correct option depending on your needs, click Continue, set the name and location for the installation file, and click the Create button to start the installation. The installation will begin, and Parallels will handle the entire process automatically.