For Windows 11 on ARM/Apple Silicon and for Windows on Copilot+ PCs, configure emulation settings

If you use Windows 11 on ARM, including Parallels on Apple Silicon, or Windows on Copilot+ PCs, configure ARM emulation settings for AblebitsLoader.exe.

  1. Close Excel and check if the Excel process is absent in Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Ultimate Suite installation folder:
    - for the Personal edition - C:\Program Files (x86)\Ablebits\Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\
    - for the Business edition - C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Ablebits\Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Here is the AblebitsLoader.exe file.
  3. Find the AblebitsLoader.exe file there, right-click on it, and choose Properties.
  4. Switch to the Compatibility tab and click Change emulation settings at the bottom of the window.
  5. Check off the Use advanced settings box and enable the Disable hybrid execution mode (x86 apps only) and Strict self-modifying code support options in the ARM emulation settings for AblebitsLoader.exe dialog window.
    These are the options to select.
  6. Click OK to close the ARM emulation settings for AblebitsLoader.exe dialog window.
  7. Click Apply and OK to close the AblebitsLoader Properties window.
  8. Start Excel and check whether the problem is resolved.


WOW !!! This worked.

Running Windows 11 Pro on a Mac M2 with VMware Fusion 13.5 on my work laptop.

Smooth as butter and as if I was on my physical Windows 11 Pro - HP Workstation at home.

Still no UNITY mode, but hoping that gets resolved by VMware eventually; because I need my AbleBits, haha...

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