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Windows 11 on Arm Insider Preview

With Windows 11 on Arm Insider Preview builds, you can create 64-bit Arm (Arm64) VMs in Hyper-V on Windows 11 Arm-based PCs. Creating Arm64 VMs is not supported on x64 hardware.

Arm64 VMs are only supported on devices that meet the pre-requisites:

  • Windows 11 Arm-based PCs with a Microsoft SQ1, Microsoft SQ2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor
  • Hyper-V enabled (instructions)


  1. Download VHDX file from this page
  2. Create a virtual machine in Hyper-V, using the downloaded VHDX as an existing virtual hard disk

Visit Windows on Arm developer center at for more details and documentation.

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This is prerelease software

Windows Insider Preview builds may be substantially modified before they are commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.

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Windows automatic updates

In Windows Insider Preview, the Windows Update will be set to automatically install important updates as they become available. You won’t be able to turn off automatic updates.


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