Microsoft drops support for emulating x64 apps in Windows 10 for ARM

Last fall, Microsoft announced its intention to integrate support for emulating x64 applications into the Windows 10 ARM software platform designed for use on computers with Arm64 chips. Later, this function appeared in test versions of the OS available to participants in the Insider Program. Now it became known that emulation of x64 applications will no longer be supported in test and stable versions of Windows 10 for ARM.

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“Windows x64 emulation is now available on Windows 11. Those looking to use this need an Arm computer running Windows 11.”, – said in a message from Microsoft.

As a reminder, x64 application emulation allows users of Windows 10 for ARM devices to run software products designed for computers with regular versions of Windows that use Intel and AMD processors. Emulation degrades device performance in these applications, but many users are willing to put up with it in order to have access to a wide range of software solutions.

The reasons why Microsoft decided to end support for emulating x64 applications in Windows 10 were not announced. This is most likely due to the desire of the software giant to push as many users as possible to use computers running Windows 11. Thus, users of devices based on Arm-based processors with Windows 10 for ARM, such as Microsoft Surface Pro X or Samsung Galaxy Book S will no longer be able to use x64 emulation unless they upgrade to Windows 11.

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