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Microsoft announces x64 emulation on Windows 10 ARM



Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 21277 for the Insiders in the Dev Channel. With that, the company also announces the release of x64 emulation for ARM 64-bit devices. As a Windows Insider, you can try out it if you are on the Dev Channel.

 

Being the first release for ARM64 PCs, Microsoft also provided installation instructions. Continue reading to learn more about it.

 

Microsoft announces support for x64 emulation on Windows 10 on ARM

 

Windows 10 on ARM was first launched in late 2017 that only supports 32-bit x86 apps. Over time, applications started requiring more RAM. As a result, the capability to include x64 application emulation required.

 

With the Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 21277, Microsoft expanded the emulator capabilities. It now supports x64 emulations for ARM64 devices.

 

You can now install x64 apps from the Microsoft Store. Google Chrome, which still works on AMR64 as a 32-bit app can now run as 64-bit using the new x64 emulation.

 

 

To have the best app performance, you should update your graphics driver. Microsoft suggests installing the preview version of the Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver. You can get it from the following locations:

 

To support both ARM64 and x64 C++ applications at the same time, install the ARM64 C++ redist. You can download the ARM64 C++ redistributable from here: https://aka.ms/arm64previewredist

 


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