Is Windows 11 will no longer work on Virtual Machines?

Windows 11 is rolling out soon and as many of you know that’s on the 5th of October this year 2021 and today I have read something on Microsoft blog and I just want to let you know that Microsoft is now enforcing those windows 11 hardware and system requirements again and this time it’s to do with virtual machines now up until recently Microsoft has allowed windows insiders in the insider program to run and test and preview those preview builds on virtual machines.

Now as of the 15th of September 2021 which was two days ago Microsoft say they are now blocking virtual machines from using windows 11 if that is obviously if you don’t meet those hardware and system requirements which as many of you know are mainly TPM2 and Secure boot and this is recently been posted in a blog post and that was announced in windows 11 insider preview Build 22458 on the 15th of September 2021.

Now as Microsoft says on their blog post about improvements and I just want to highlight that blog post paragraph it says “This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of the windows 11 system requirements on virtual machines to be the same as it is for physical PCs previously Created VMs running insider preview builds may not update to the latest preview builds in Hyper-V VMs need to be created as a generation 2 VM running windows 11 in VMs is in other Virtualization products from vendors such as VMware and Oracle will continue to work as long as the hardware requirements are met ” if you’re interested in reading the full blog post of Microsoft I will leave the link below this post and then you can get more details about those system requirements.

So basically what Microsoft is saying here is that windows 11 will now only run in VMware workstation Pro or Hyper-V manager and those are basically included in windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions of windows so i just wanted to let you know that now those hardware and system requirements are now be being enforced again and that this time it’s to do with virtual machines.

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