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Vmware Fusion Apple Silicon Support Windows

Hello i installed vmware fusion and download windows for arm but the vmware doesn't see the vhdx extention file which is windows 10 for arm. Does it have support for windows for arm? Thanks

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Technogeezer
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@MartyLVT I'm sorry you don't like the answer, but it is what it is.

  • VMware does not support Windows for ARM on the Fusion Tech Preview That's in the guide.
  • VMware just won't put anything on paper that could be construed as saying it's supported.
  • Vmware isn't stopping you from trying it, and not shutting down user-to-user discussions in this forum about it. Searching here will get you enough information to make it work. 

You make the determination if you can live with it. There are those of us on the forum that can see if we can help if you run into something unexpected. There's also always the chance that "it won't work and there's no fix for that".

VMware has made its decision based on its legal team's examination of Microsoft's support and licensing stance and Microsoft's public statements that it will not support Windows on Apple Silicon.

Full stop.

 

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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DapperDonnie
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Anyone know how to get the audio device to work in a Windows 11 ARM VM?

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ColoradoMarmot
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Is there even an audio device?  

 

Not snarky there, serious.  Without VMWare tools and device drivers, there may be no device to activate.

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Technogeezer
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@DapperDonnie - I found that some audio capability was enabled when I edited the VM's .vmx file and changed the guestOS type to arm-windows10-64. You might want to give that a whirl....

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
DapperDonnie
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That worked! Thanks!

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DapperDonnie
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Now that audio works, the PSNow app is fully functional!

https://imgur.com/a/MqFTAP7

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Robert186
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Did you resolve that? How

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jjfcpa
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Yes, you just need to press a key more quickly so that it doesn't get to that error.  I know it sounds weird, but that's what the problem was.

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Robert186
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Thank you for your quick reply to my question. I tried to press a key so quickly, like a engine, but that error are still there.Now I will try to another virtual machine 

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publictester
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could you share how you managed to run windows 10?

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publictester
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could you share how you managed to get windows 10 running?

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publictester
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I cannot seem to be able to make windows store work. everything else works just fine. anybody help having the same issue?
More importantly, does anyone have a fix for this??

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Technogeezer
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What exactly is going wrong with the Microsoft Store? Is it not present on the VM or is it there but doesn’t work?

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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ZigaD
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hi
myself I solved it as below

Step 1 (finding ARM Win version & Installing BREW)
On below link find ARM version which you would like to run and download it from UUP dump: https://uupdump.net

Install BREW via terminal (Homebrew: https://brew.sh)
1. To install it run below command on terminal
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"

2. Follow the screen on terminal, once done, check last few lines on terminal with “Next Steps”
copy past comand and run following “Next Step” : “echo….”

Step 2 (getting ISO file)
for me direct run of sh file didn't work so i followed below steps
1. still in terminal got to folder where UUP was downloaded
2. once you are inside folder run below command
brew install aria2c cabextract wimlib-imagex chntpw genisoimage

3. when is done you will have to give permission to run the .sh file with below command
chmod +x uup_download_macos.sh

4. Run the sh file (upp_download_macos.sh)
5. Leave it to do the process at the end

Step 3 (Installing VMware)
Follow the standard VMware 

Step 4 (Windows Installation)
1. When windows setup starts and you are on the step to choose Windows version (Home, Pro etc) do not clieck next but you will first need to open CMD

fn+shift+F10 to open CMD

2. Run below command to open registery editor
regedit

3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM
4. Rght click on Setup folder choose New and option Key
5. inside of new key create 2 DWORD (32bit) values
 1st ByPassTPMCheck
 2nd BypassSecureBootCheck

6. Modify both as with 1 hex value (ON)
7. Close registery editor and CMD
8. Continue the process to finish Windows instalation

Step 5 (Fixing Internet problem)
1. When you are in Windows profile you will not have internet

2. Open CMD as admin to fix it
3. Run below commands
 1st bcdedit /debug on
 2nd bcdedit /dbgsettings net hostip:10.0.0.1 port:55555

4. Restart the VM and you should have internet

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stephenyu05
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I followed step.

When I install Win11, it could not find media.

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Technogeezer
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I too have had issues with that error message. The discussions say to "go download a build from uupdump.net" but don't give you a lot of help for which build to download. My gut feeling was that I was somehow downloading the wrong build.

I just had success downloading the Latest Beta Channel build

Windows 11 Insider Preview 10.0.22000.160 (co_release)

This build seemed to find the installation media and virtual hard drive. I installed is successfully using the complete set of instructions posted by @ZigaD with one exception:

In the Windows Installation step 4, after creating a new key under HKLM\System\Setup with regedit, you should rename the key to LabSetup. Then create the two DWORD values under that.

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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Technogeezer
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I had the same issue with the Windows installer not seeming to find the media. My thought was that I downloaded the wrong build but couldn't get reliable guidance on what build to download. I had success with the instructions provide by @ZigaD and the Latest Beta Channel Build from uupdump.net. 

While the instructions above were a good collection of all the steps needed in the installation process from an ISO, I found what I think to be one addition to the procedure. During the Windows installation step, there are instructions to open regedit and create a new key under HKLM\System\Setup. Other sources I found recommend that this new key be called LabConfig, and not the default name that's presented for a new registry key. Once I renamed the key, the two DWORD entries were added to that key and installation proceeded successfully.

 

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
ZigaD
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@Technogeezer you are right...my bad, LabConfig should be the new Key in HKLM\System\Setup where you add two DWORD entries.
Thanks for observations

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MEMikie
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I've followed the instructions with a Win10 and Win11 ISO....

Both give me a Load Driver error... "A media driver your computer needs is missing...." and then "No device drivers were found.  Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers."

Did I miss something?  Any idea why this may be?  

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Technogeezer
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Which build did you use? I had success with the Latest Beta Channel Build ISO but not others. 

- Paul (Technogeezer)
Editor of the Unofficial Fusion Companion Guides
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