Mac: Windows for Students with M-Chip Mac Computers

Tags macOS Windows

Overview

Microsoft recently partnered with Parallels to bring Windows 11 ARM to the Mac. This means that students can now purchase Parallels 18, obtain a Windows download from Parallels, and then obtain a Windows license code from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (see instructions below).  Students will use the Windows 11 license from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching to activate the Windows ARM download offered by Parallels. 

Instructions

There are 3 basic steps:

  1. Purchase Parallels 18 (directly from Parallels). Parallels is subscription-based and renews annually.
  2. Install Parallels, then download & install the Windows offered by Parallels
  3. Obtain a license code from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching to activate Windows 11.

Other Notes

  • Boot Camp remains unavailable for M-processor Macs.
  • Using Windows in an OIT Lab remains an alternative.
  • For university-owned computers, we have an ARM-based copy of Windows available through our volume license that can be installed via Parallels.
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Article ID: 140783
Created
Thu 7/28/22 1:31 PM
Modified
Fri 6/7/24 2:54 PM
Environment
macOS
Windows 11