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How are you Mac users getting along with the new Windows 11 ?? Any big problems ? Or can you run W11 ?? Need some feed back for my clients !!
Thanks
Chuck
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2428)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    M 185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
    Browser
    Edge & FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
How are you Mac users getting along with the new Windows 11 ?? Any big problems ? Or can you run W11 ?? Need some feed back for my clients !!
Thanks
Chuck
Intel Macs through Bootcamp or Parallels can run it no problem, not sure about M1's. There are reports of problems using the ARM builds I've heard
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Beta, 11 Dev, W11 Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R6
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6
    Hard Drives
    1 x Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
    1 x Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB
It's not very different whatsoever to Windows 10, so I would expect Mac users to have the same experience as they always have had.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.

CornishRattler i have heard the same, especially on Parallels most had no problems !!​

Chuck
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2428)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    M 185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
    Browser
    Edge & FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
For M1 Mac, you need to create a Windows 10 virtual machine with Parallels Desktop first. Then add TPM module and get direct upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    Intel i5 7500
    Motherboard
    ASRock B250M
    Memory
    Kingston 8 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics HD 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HKC M242
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk SSD PLus 240
    Browser
    Chrome
AFAIK the only currently tested method of running Windows 11 for ARM on new 'M' series processors is by using Parallels virtualisation software and. of course both only Windows 10 for ARM and 11 for ARM are supported. BootCamp for dual booting is not supported on M series processors and Apple no longer seems to hold any interest in directly supporting OS virtualisation. Not sure how far QEMU has got with ARM support; but, as Apple's 'M' series propriatary processors are not compatible with other ARM processors there will probably be a high degree of dependence on OS providers developing directly 'M-compatible' ARM versions and/or the Virtualisation software providers finding a viable market for the development of software-based solutions.

Parallels Desktop for Mac compatibility with Windows 11 - Known Issues

Virtualisation on remaining Intel-based Apple Models (whose continued sale is likely to be relatively short-lived) is still supported by the existing software providers, primarily Parallels, VMWare and Oracle VirtualBox is continuing. I believe VMWare already provides TPM 2.0 emulation in it's products; and Oracle intends to issue a Version 6.1.x update shortly (across all supported platforms), which should at least provide TPM passthrough, with full TPM emulation probably to be incorporated in a future version. However, the vast majority of Mac Models do not have TPM, they have a proprietary (non-compatible) T2 Chip. Bootcamp development is at a standstill as x86 support is being phased out as the switch to 'M' Processors continues, so if there are additional needs for Windows 11, such as driver updates for proprietary Apple hardware, they are unlikely to be met.

My personal experience with current VirtualBox (6.1.26 version) on Intel-based MacBook Pro(s) is that Windows 11 installs and works normally using the already well known workarounds, i.e. it appears to function just as it would on any other non-compliant hardware. Don't own an M1 Mac and have no intention of buying one in the foreseeable.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    macOS (plus VMs: Windows XP, 7, 10 Home/Pro, 11 Home/Pro, Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Apple MacBook Pro (Intel) - 2019 b) Apple MacBook Pro M1 MAX - 2021
    CPU
    a) Intel i9 b) M1 MAX (ARM)
    Memory
    a) 16GB b) 32GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD + 256GB SD Card b) 1TB SSD (+ 1TB SD Card)
    Browser
    a) Safari/Vivaldi/DuckDuckGo b) Safari/DuckDuckGo
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 11 Pro & Linux Distros)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    a) Microsoft Surface Book 2, b) HP Spectre X360
    CPU
    a) i7, b) i7
    Memory
    a) 16GB, b) 16GB
    Hard Drives
    a) 1TB SSD, b) 1TB SSD
    Browser
    a) MS Edge, b) MS Edge
    Antivirus
    a) Defender, b) Defender

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