[Working] Steps to Install Windows 10/11 on M1/M2 Mac using a Free VM

If you for ways to install Windows 11 on your M1/M2 ARM Apple Silicon Mac/Macbook, you can make use of the below two apps.

Step 1: UTM - Virtual Machine App for Mac

    The first thing you do is download and install the free Virtual Machine app called UTM from https://mac.getutm.app

    UTM - Free VM for macOS

Step 2: CrystalFetch - Create Windows ISOs for macOS

    The CrystalFetch can be downloaded from the App Store on macOS for free. It can be used to create Windowsยฎ 11 installer ISO images. Once you download the iso It can be used with UTM virtual machines.

    CrystalFetch to Download Windows 10 or 11 iso for Mac

    You can download iso's for both Windows 10/11 and Apple Silicon or Intel based Macs.

Steps to install Windows 10/11 on macOS

  1. Download and install the UTM app on your Mac.
  2. Download the Windows 10/11 installer ISO using CrystalFetch.
  3. Open UTM and click the "+" button to create a new VM.
  4. Choose "Virtualize" and select "Windows."
  5. Make sure "Import VHDX Image" is unchecked and "Install Windows 10 or higher" is checked.
  6. Also, check "Install drivers and SPICE tools" and click "Browse" to select the ISO from step 2.
  7. Set the desired RAM and CPU core allocation and click "Next."
  8. Specify the maximum drive space to allocate and click "Next."
  9. Click "Save" to create the VM. Wait for guest tools to finish downloading, then click the "Run" button to start the VM.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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