Apple's proprietary processor 'Apple Silicon' has no Windows support in Boot Camp

You can use Boot Camp to install and use Windows on your existing Mac. However, it has become clear that Windows cannot be installed on the next-generation Mac that adopted the processor ' Apple Silicon ' originally developed by Apple that was announced at WWDC 2020 .

Apple's new ARM-based Macs won't support Windows through Boot Camp-The Verge

In WWDC 2020, Apple announced plans to move from Intel processors to proprietary processors. Why Apple is migrating to a proprietary processor and where its benefits lie is summarized in the article below.

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According to The Verge of overseas media, it is impossible to boot Windows with Boot Camp on a Mac that has moved to Apple Silicon.

Microsoft only licenses the pre-installation of Windows 10 on new ARM-based hardware and does not allow anyone to license or freely install Windows 10. When The Verge asked Microsoft about how to handle Windows 10 on Apple Silicon-powered Macs, a spokeswoman said, 'Microsoft issues ARM version Windows 10 licenses to OEMs only.' It seems that In addition, The Verge asked, 'Are there any plans to change the license to boot Windows with Boot Camp on a Mac that has moved to Apple Silicon?' There is no content that can be shared.'

Apple is working closely with Microsoft to ensure that Office products work on Macs that have transitioned to Apple Silicon. Although there was no announcement about Boot Camp in WWDC 2020, the two companies may be working towards some support, The Verge said. However, at the time of article creation, it seems that Boot Camp cannot boot Windows 10.

Another way to use Windows on a Mac is with virtualization software such as VMWare or Parallels. However, it has also been revealed that virtualization software such as VMWare and Parallels is not supported on the 'Rosetta 2' mechanism that allows existing applications used in macOS Big Sur to run on Apple Silicon-based Macs.

During the WWDC 2020 keynote, Apple is demonstrating how to run Linux on a virtual machine running an Apple Silicon-based Mac.

In light of these, The Verge said, 'Running Windows on an ARM-based Mac (Mac with Apple Silicon) is at best complicated and at worst impossible. Microsoft has a strict license for ARM-based Macs. We expect to change the model, but even if that happens, Apple still needs to create a system to run ARM Windows for future Macs.'

in Software, Posted by logu_ii