How to use Windows 10X emulator on Windows 10.
Microsoft is developing Windows 10X for futuristic foldable devices. The hype is so great that some people even speculate that this will be an important part of the future of Windows. If you are as enthusiastic as me or as a developer, you can take a peek at Windows 10X by simply emulating it on your existing PC. Fortunately, Microsoft has made the whole process simple and easy. Let’s check
While the Windows emulator can be installed by anyone, there are several hardware and software requirements. You also need to enable Hyper-V before installing Windows 10X ISO.
Installing Windows 10x Emulator on Windows 10
- 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education (Windows 10 Home Edition does not work)
- Intel CPU with at least 4 cores (does not work with AMD processors)
- 8 GB RAM or more.
- 15 GB free disk space, SSD recommended.
- Dedicated graphics card recommended: DirectX 11.0 or later, WDDM 2.4 graphics driver or later.
Before enabling Hyper-V, check if Hyper-V is supported on your PC. Open a command prompt, enter the command “systeminfo.exe” and press enter. Now under Hyper-V Requirements, if you see YES, you can continue to enable Hyper-V.
If the option says No, you can use the links to enable the following options in the BIOS. After switching on, check again if the parameter says “Yes” or “No”.
- Hardware Virtualization
- Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
- Hardware Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
To enable Hyper-V, go to Control Panel – Programs – Programs and Features – Turn Windows features on or off – Enable Hyper-V.
Emulate Windows 10X on Windows 10
Go to Settings on your PC Update & Security Windows Insider Program, select the Microsoft account you want, and select “Fast” under “Select Insider Settings”.
From the same menu, select the Windows Update option and check for pending updates. Update Windows and restart the system.
Now open Microsoft Store and install Microsoft Emulator.
Now you just need to download and install the Windows 10X emulator image.
After Windows 10X boots up, click Install and select your device from the list. If your computer does not support the above requirements, you may not see your device name.
After installation, search for Microsoft Emulator and open the application as administrator
Now you can see the Windows 10X emulator option, click Start to boot Windows 10X.
You can use the emulator and control it with your mouse and keyboard. This emulator is designed to give you a better idea of how your apps will look on a dual-screen device.
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So, Windows 10x is on your computer. You can try Windows 10X yourself. Also, watch this Youtube video from Windows Central to get familiar with all the features of Windows 10X. So which Windows 10X feature do you like best and what do you think it still lacks? Let me know in the comments below.
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