Running Windows for ARM on M1 Macs

A developer has devised a workaround for getting WoA to run on an M1 Mac

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  • Vladimir Carli

    27 November, 2020 - 8:20 pm

    <p>I wonder if it runs better than windows on snapdragon</p>

    • curtisspendlove

      27 November, 2020 - 10:30 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#596045">In reply to Vladimir:</a></em></blockquote><p>I can’t imagine it would run worse. </p>

  • shark47

    28 November, 2020 - 8:03 am

    <p>If it outperforms the Surface Pro X (which I wouldn't be surprised if it did) then it raises the question, what were Microsoft and Qualcomm thinking? Also, I wonder how quickly an M1 clone emerges now and who will be the first?</p>

  • trevorcurtis

    29 November, 2020 - 3:28 pm

    <p>You could drop an 800HP turbo V8 engine into a Mazda Miata, but should you? Really?</p>

    • bkkcanuck

      30 November, 2020 - 2:26 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#596486">In reply to trevorcurtis:</a></em></blockquote><p>Your analogy is flawed, it is more like putting a walnut sized engine with the power of a V8 engine into a Mazda Miata… And yes, the performance to run certain apps on entry-level machines now is "democratizing" in a way. As the owner of the original 12" MacBook (I have 5 damaged Cn vertebrae – likely from my time of being a consultant on the road with too heavy a load 20 years ago), having way way way more performance in a light laptop is absolutely beautiful. (I don't currently have much use of a laptop at this point, but when several hours of work cover the cost of a laptop when on the road – I could see myself buying one if necessary in the future). </p><p><br></p><p>Even gigantic people have midlife crisis and may want a Mazda Miata – best to have a powerful engine to drive it :o</p><p><br></p><p>On a serious note, getting WoA to run on more powerful hardware could provide a platform for some developers to develop using good hardware for a platform that one day might be a good platform (not yet). We have yet to see what comes of nVidia/ARM…</p>


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