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How to use Windows 10X emulator on Windows 10

by Ravi Teja KNTS

Microsoft has been developing Windows 10X OS for futuristic foldable devices. The hype is so much so that a few people are even speculating, this is going to be a major part of Windows’ future. If you are an enthusiast like me or a developer, you can get a sneak peek into Windows 10X OS by simply emulating it on your existing PC. Thankfully, Microsoft made the entire process simple and easy. Let’s check it out

Installing Windows 10X Emulator on Windows 10

Though Windows Emulator can be installed by anyone, there are few software and hardware requirements to meet. You also need to enable Hyper-V before installing Windows 10X ISO.

Software Requirements

  • 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education ( Windows 10 Home Edition doesn’t work )

Hardware Requirements

  • Intel CPU with at least 4 cores ( Does not work with AMD Processors )
  • 8 GB of RAM or more.
  • 15 GB of free disk space, SSD recommended
  • Dedicated video card recommended: DirectX 11.0 or later, WDDM 2.4 graphics driver or later.

Enable Hyper-V

Before enabling Hyper-V, check whether the Hyper-V is supported on your PC or not. Open the Command Prompt, type the command “systeminfo.exe” and press enter. Now under the Hyper-V Requirements section, if you see the option YES, you can continue enabling Hyper-V.

checking Hyper-V requirements on Compand prompt

If the option says No, you can use the links to enable the following in BIOS. After enabling, recheck again whether the option is saying Yes or No.

To enable the “Hyper-V” feature, navigate to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features on or off -> Enable “Hyper-V”.

Emulate Windows 10X on Windows 10

Open Settings on your PC > Update and Security > Windows Insider Program and select the Microsoft account you want and select the Option “Fast” under the Pick your Insider Settings.

Enabling Windows Insider Preview

In the same menu, select the Windows Update option and check for any updates that are pending. Update the Windows and restart the system.

Updating Windows PC

Now, open Microsoft Store and install Microsoft Emulator.

Installing Windows Emulator

Now, you just need to download and install Windows 10X Emulator Image.

Installing Windows 10X Emulator Image

Once Windows 10X downloaded, click on Install and select the Device from the list. If your computer doesn’t support the above requirements, you may not see your device name.

Choosing the system to install the application on PC

After installing, search for Microsoft Emulator and open the application as administrator.

Opening Windows Emulator as administrator

Now you can see, Windows 10X Emulator option, click on Start to boot Windows 10X.

Starting Windows 10X On Emulator

You can use the emulator and can control it with the mouse and keyboard. This emulator is designed to give you a better idea of how your apps would look on a dual-screen device.

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Wrapping up

There you go, Windows 10x on your computer. You can experience the Windows 10X on your own. Also, take a look at this Youtube video from Windows Central to check out all the features of Windows 10X. So what’s your favorite feature of Windows 10X and what do you feel it still lacks? Let me know in the comments below.

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