Citrix confirms its VM software will run Windows 11, eventually

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Citrix has confirmed that it is working on a new version virtual machine software Which will comply with the new Windows 11 requirements.

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talking to Nerdshala Pro Over email, a Citrix spokesperson explained that the company is “adding vTPM support to Citrix Hypervisor 8.2,” which will allow the software to run Windows 11 in a virtual machine.

The company declined to provide any details about the timing, but will likely be scrambling to get the update out as soon as Windows 11 is now live.

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A week before the Windows 11 launch, Microsoft caused a stir by revealing that its new operating system would not run on all virtual machine software.

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In the changelog for the Final Preview build, Microsoft explained that Windows 11 is only compatible with VMs that have TPM 2.0 protection, a requirement that also applies to laptops and PCs running the new OS.

For context, recent research by Lensweeper shows that only 0.23% of virtual machines workstation is currently TPM Able. And as far as hypervisor vendors go, many have never offered virtual TPM functionality before.

According to Microsoft, VMs created using the company’s own hypervisor (which comes bundled for free with Windows 10 Pro) will run Windows 11 just fine, provided they are installed as “Generation 2” VMs.

Oracle told Nerdshala Pro It is working on a new version of VirtualBox that will have “Virtual TPM Emulation” and VMware Workstation Pro is also said to meet the new requirements. It is now clear that Citrix Hypervisor will also join the club, but users will have to be a little patient.

However, the incentive to delay before diving into Windows 11 may not be a bad thing. Since the new OS went live on Tuesday, users have reported range of bugs and problems The ones that are best avoided.

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