6.83 FAQ-1099 Can I install Origin on M1 MacBook?

Last Update: 7/12/2021

Yes, you can install and run Origin on a Mac with an M1 chip.

  • You will need to use M1 chip-compatible virtual machine software to run Origin on a Mac. We strongly recommend Parallels Desktop.
  • Furthermore, because Origin is Windows-based, you must install Windows in the virtual machine.
  • Because the M1 chip is ARM-based, you must install the Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview at least build number 21354 or later. This is not the same Windows as the normal Windows 10 running on most PCs. The two will have different build number systems

If, after the above guidance is followed, Origin still crashes on start up, refer to this page to repair MS redistributable packages.


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