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.
Then the restart option appears. Click on “Restart Now.”
How to download & install the latest version of Windows 10 Insider Preview.
After restarting Windows, open the Windows Update page (Settings> Update & Security). Click the “Check for updates” button.
Now, Windows will download and install the latest Insider Preview build for you. As you can see, I received a 19564.1000 Preview Build Update. This is a higher build required from Windows 10 version 19500.0. This allows you to install the Windows 10X emulator image download.
Activate the Microsoft Hyper-V component.
Hyper-V is an available virtualization technology on Windows 10 Education, Enterprise and Pro. It enables us to create a virtual machine and run another operating system. Hyper-V is also required to run Windows 10X Emulator on Windows 10.
Check Hyper-V support.
- Open the command prompt as administrator. (Search for “CMD” in the Windows 10 search box. Right-click the command prompt and click “Run as administrator.”
- Type the following command and press Enter.
- If in the Hyper-V Requirements section and the results are yes; then, you can run Hyper-V. (And if no is displayed, you have to activate it manually.)
To Enable Hyper-V support, follow the given instructions:-
- Go to Settings App >> Apps.
- Then, Under “Related Settings,” click on “Program and Features.”
- Click “Turn Windows Features On or Off.” (
- Search for Hyper-V in the Windows function window. Activate it and click OK. Then restart Windows. Your computer is now ready to run Windows 10X Emulator.
Install the Microsoft Windows 10X emulator.
- Open the Microsoft Store and search for “Microsoft Emulator.”
- Select the application from the search results. Click Get> Install. (The emulator size is less than 30 MB.)
- After installing Emulator, search for “Windows 10X Emulator Image”.
- Click the emulator image in the search results. Click Get and then click Install. (This will take some time as the image size is about 8 GB.)
After installing Windows 10X test Image, the Microsoft emulator recognizes it automatically.
So open Microsoft Emulator as you can see Windows 10X Emulator in there. Click on “Start.” That’s it; Emulator is now starting. Controllers are displayed on the right. This way, you can take screenshots, control the volume, navigate, and turn off the Emulator.