Windows 10X is the latest version of Microsoft Windows. The device is specially developed for dual-screen devices such as Microsoft Surface Neo. And one day, this new version of Windows will likely be available for all devices. In Windows 10X, all applications work like in Windows 10 Home and Professional versions. It is not an entirely new operating system, but a Windows Core operating system. And it’s well optimized to offer a faster user experience.
Installing a major operating system update, according to Microsoft, takes less than 90 seconds. Besides, applications you install will not conflict with system files in Windows 10X. This will give you better protection against rootkit-like malware. To make the operating system more comfortable, Microsoft removed a lot of things like live tiles. Overall, you get faster updates, improved security, and longer battery life.
If you have mac OS, you can download Windows XP ISO and other windows ISO to install.
However, if you want to try and take a demo of Windows 10X now, you don’t have to wait much longer.
Install the Windows 10X emulator on Windows 10
Windows 10X emulator requirements.
The installation of Windows 10X Emulator is not rocket science. It’s available in the Microsoft Store; anyone can install it with just a few clicks. However, for it to run on your computer, only a few software and hardware requirements are required.
- Processor – Intel processor having four cores and virtualization support.
- RAM – Minimum 8 GB
- Storage – Minimum 15 to 20 GB
- for DirectX 11 and WDDM 2.4 graphics, a discrete graphics card is needed
Note: Emulator currently only supports Intel processors. So if you’re using an AMD processor, it won’t work.
How to check the number of processor cores in Windows 10.
You can use the CPU-Z software to find out your computer’s hardware information. Alternatively, open Task Manager and click the Performance tab> CPU. Here you can determine the number of cores. (Or press Ctrl + Shift + Esc)
As you can see, I’m using a 6-core Intel i5-8400 processor. The Windows 10X emulator can, therefore, be easily run on my PC.
- Operating System- Windows 10 or higher
- Microsoft Hyper-V with GPU-PV
Note: Do ensure that hardware-assisted virtualization, Second Level Address Translation, aka SLAT, and hardware-based prevention of data execution (DEP) are activated in the BIOS or UEFI.
How to install the latest Windows 10 Preview Build.
Windows 10X Emulator uses technology that is currently in development. So you need to install the latest preview build available in the fast ring. Then you have to activate Hyper-V virtualization via Windows functions.
Tip: If you don’t know, Windows 10 Insider Preview is a pre-release version of Windows, which was released for testing purposes for developers. Also, you won’t be able to roll back after upgrading, and in a few cases, the installation can fail too. Therefore, make a full backup before proceeding further.
If you’ve decided to install Windows 10 Preview Build and test Windows 10X Emulator, follow the steps below.
(Participate in the Windows Insider program.)
- Open the Windows 10 Settings app. (Press Windows + I hotkey.)
- Click Update & Security> Windows Insider Program. (From the left pane.)
- Click “Get Started.”
- To receive Insider build updates, you must sign in with your Microsoft account. Click Link Account
Select your Microsoft account from the list. Click on Continue”.
Select your insider settings page is displayed, choose the quick option. Because the build required for Emulator is only available in “fast.” Click on Confirm.
Click Confirm again.