Microsoft has started testing vTPM support in Hyper-V for Windows on ARM VMs. This means that users will soon be able to run Windows 11 on ARM devices in Hyper-V virtual machines. The company cofirms the testing in the release notes for Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25370.
vTPM stands for virtual Trusted Platform Module. It is a hardware security module that provides additional security features for virtual machines. With vTPM support, Windows 11 on ARM VMs will be able to use features such as BitLocker encryption and Secure Boot.
To enable vTPM support in Hyper-V, users will need to create a new VM and select the “Enable TPM” option. They will also need to select the “Use a virtual TPM” option and specify the path to the TPM device file. Once vTPM support is enabled, users will be able to install Windows 11 on ARM in the virtual machine.
This is a significant development for users who want to run Windows 11 on ARM devices. With vTPM support, users will be able to take advantage of the security features of Windows 11 on ARM devices in a virtualized environment.
Here are some of the benefits of using vTPM support in Hyper-V
- Increased security: vTPM provides additional security features for virtual machines, such as BitLocker encryption and Secure Boot.
- Improved performance: vTPM can improve the performance of virtual machines by offloading cryptographic operations to the TPM device.
- Reduced complexity: vTPM can simplify the management of virtual machines by providing a single point of management for TPM-related features.
If you are interested in running Windows 11 on ARM in a virtual machine, then you should enable vTPM support in Hyper-V. This will help to improve the security, performance, and manageability of your virtual machines.
ARM is a type of processor architecture that powers many devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and some laptops. Windows 11 on ARM is a special version of Windows 11 that can run on these devices, and it has some advantages and disadvantages compared to the regular Windows 11.
What Is Windows 11 on ARM?
Windows 11 on ARM can only run on ARM-compatible devices. In contrast, regular Windows 11 can only run on x86 (specifically x86-64) devices. These two types of devices refer to the “architecture” of the CPUs (Central Processing Units) inside these devices.
ARM processors are designed to be more energy-efficient and consume less power than x86 processors. This makes them ideal for mobile devices that need long battery life and low heat generation. However, ARM processors are also less powerful and perform slower than x86 processors in some tasks.
Windows 11 on ARM is a special version of Windows 11 that can run on these ARM devices. It has some features that are exclusive to this version, such as support for VTPM (Virtual Trusted Platform Module) and Hyper-V (Microsoft's virtualization technology). It also has some limitations, such as not being able to run some x86 applications or drivers.