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    Plans for Windows 11 on ARM ??

    Hi HPtuners guys,

    Do you have any plans on releasing the VCM Suite for Windows 11 for the ARM architecture? I ask because my laptop is a Mac with the M1 chip, which is an ARM-derivative, and I use Windows 11 for ARM on my laptop in a virtual machine. I've been doing this for years with my older Intel-based MacBook Pro and Windows 10, and the VCM Suite runs perfectly. Always has. The VCM Suite also works great under Windows 11 for x86 on my old laptop in a virtual machine; Windows 11 compatibility doesn't seem to have any issue so far. I'd like, at some point, to be able to retire the 6-year old laptop with the worn battery and go full-time with the new laptop, but that would require some ARM support so it could run on my M1 Mac.

    My understanding is that the "for ARM" version of Windows 11 can automatically translate Intel x86 apps, like VCM Editor and VCM Scanner, automatically with no required input on the part of the developer; however the USB device driver for the MPVI2 would need to be recompiled. It's literally a 3-click operation, but would have to be done. No rewriting necessary for the driver, as far as Microsoft claims. I know my situation is a bit different from most, but if HPtuners could make the device driver compatible for Windows 11 on ARM, then the rest of the suite should work without modification.

    Thoughts? Plans? Ideas?

    Thanks, guys.

    -TheDude

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    We currently have no eta for ARM processor support, sorry.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude1024 View Post
    Hi HPtuners guys,

    Do you have any plans on releasing the VCM Suite for Windows 11 for the ARM architecture? I ask because my laptop is a Mac with the M1 chip, which is an ARM-derivative, and I use Windows 11 for ARM on my laptop in a virtual machine. I've been doing this for years with my older Intel-based MacBook Pro and Windows 10, and the VCM Suite runs perfectly. Always has. The VCM Suite also works great under Windows 11 for x86 on my old laptop in a virtual machine; Windows 11 compatibility doesn't seem to have any issue so far. I'd like, at some point, to be able to retire the 6-year old laptop with the worn battery and go full-time with the new laptop, but that would require some ARM support so it could run on my M1 Mac.

    My understanding is that the "for ARM" version of Windows 11 can automatically translate Intel x86 apps, like VCM Editor and VCM Scanner, automatically with no required input on the part of the developer; however the USB device driver for the MPVI2 would need to be recompiled. It's literally a 3-click operation, but would have to be done. No rewriting necessary for the driver, as far as Microsoft claims. I know my situation is a bit different from most, but if HPtuners could make the device driver compatible for Windows 11 on ARM, then the rest of the suite should work without modification.

    Thoughts? Plans? Ideas?

    Thanks, guys.

    -TheDude
    Have you tried running VCM with your setup? I'm in the same boat and can't get it to run at all with any of the compatibility options
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    Quote Originally Posted by wgr73 View Post
    Have you tried running VCM with your setup? I'm in the same boat and can't get it to run at all with any of the compatibility options
    I am in the same boat. I am running MacBook Pro M1 Pro with Windows 11 Arm preview. The app won?t run at all with any of the compatibility settings. Crew Chief Pro runs i am waiting on a new rs232 dongle to see if it will pick up the serial port with silicon labs chipset and arm driver. I guess this is all part of being an early adopter of the Mac on M1. I am keeping my old MacBook anyways and will run it to do my tuning and race software. Laptops get trashed in the car trailer and car anyways lol.

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    Hahaha darn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill@HPTuners View Post
    We currently have no eta for ARM processor support, sorry.
    ARM would be really cool though. I have a Raspberry Pi running Windows 10 and that would make for a sweet little VCM scanner setup pumped into the video input on the headunit. I have that now but I have to keep a full sized laptop in the car all the time for it. Could stash that little Pi in the glove box.

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