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How to install Windows 11 on Mac M1 Processors (UTM Virtual Machine) for Free

If you want to run Windows 11 on your M1 Mac, you can now do that, and perhaps best of all, you can run Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the M1 Mac entirely for free. We’ll be covering how to install, setup, and run Windows 11 ARM on any Apple Silicon Mac, whether it has an M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, or any other M chip does not matter, it will work just fine thanks to the UTM app.

  1. Here you can Download the UTM app for free, it’s a virtualize and emulator application, and drag to the Applications folder to install it on the Mac or iMac
  2. Download the Windows 11 VM for ARM free from Microsoft here (you will need a Windows Insider login for this, which is free to sign up for if you don’t have one already)
  3. Open UTM on the Mac, then click the + plus button to create a new virtual machine

4.Click the “Browse” button and select the Windows 11 VHDX ARM image you downloaded, with “Import Image” selected, then click Next

5.Choose the amount of RAM and CPU cores you want to designate to Windows 11 (recommend to give 8GB RAM or more for better performance), then click Next again

6. At the Summary screen, choose “Save”

7.Now click the big Play button to boot the Windows 11 VM and begin setup

8. Walk through the   setup process as usual, choosing your region, account name, etc – Note that networking and internet will not work yet, that takes an additional setup process which we’ll cover in a moment – thus choose that you have no network connectivity for now and let Windows 11 set itself up


If you have problem with your keyboard supported during installation than here is what you have to do:

Networking does not work

Make sure you installed the SPICE guest tools, which includes the network drivers.

If Windows 11 setup is stuck due to lack of network connection:

  1. Press Shift + F10 to launch Command Prompt.
  2. Type in OOBE\BYPASSNRO and press Enter.
  3. Your VM should reboot and at the setup screen you should see an option for “I don’t have internet.”
  4. Once Windows setup is completed, make sure to install the SPICE guest tools for network drivers.

UTM Download Download Windows 11 ARM

Microsoft Official Website Link

Download Guest Tool Here


UTM Windows 11 Guide  (Official Website)

For the latest version of Guest Tool than see here on GitHub






  1. Hello,
    I am having startup.nsh problem in the starting of UTM. Can you please guide me a solution?
    Thank you

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