Microsoft working on x64 emulator for Windows on ARM

01 October 2020
This would greatly expand the list of compatible apps with Windows-running ARM computers.

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  • AnonD-920478

vrvly, 03 Oct 2020It will come some day, I hope...wish sony would help to up ... moreme too

AnonD-920478, 03 Oct 20208k would be useless without an 8k monitor, for low-ish pow... moreIt will come some day, I hope...wish sony would help to up the game...

  • AnonD-920478

vrvly, 02 Oct 2020I wouldn't mind though if they bring ''surfa... more8k would be useless without an 8k monitor, for low-ish power but high res surface devices native is all we need

So server based and arm like processors are the future I guess. And they will milk the money out of all w10 possibly even android users wanting to use pc based apps or PS4/5 emulators. lol

Anonymous, 02 Oct 2020Lol, Future is for RISC based processos and ARM will shine ... moreI wouldn't mind though if they bring ''surfacecloud'', like xcloud for computers.
With power on demand, even 8K gaming would be possible.

MrBing, 02 Oct 2020Will stick with MacOS with less bloatware, bugs, better per... moredepends. Some of my colleagues use MacOS because they find it more comfortable plus the software they need can be found on MacOS. on the other hand, I like windows more, to me macOS is restrictive plus not as versatile and obviously some Softwares I Use cant be found on MacOS.

I hate emulators,
They are slow, sluggish, inefficient, drains battery and full of bugs.
Microsoft is wasting its time.

ROFL it's like Win32S system that let 32 bit exe's run on 16 bit. It was **almost** usable. This time there's a hope because virtualisation and emulation is mature and Microsoft were actually breaking some new ground with Win32S.

  • Anonymous

vrvly, 02 Oct 2020Sadly their pocketable device is not media and camera frien... moreLol, Future is for RISC based processos and ARM will shine through Mac's, and everyone will be put on notice

It's it will be late before Microsoft Finally Notice it.

Sadly their pocketable device is not media and camera friendly and in their tablets I would rather see not an ARM but AMD, which is actually on top in performance for 15W processor category.

  • Anonymous

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 02 Oct 2020That is false, the mobile chips is nowhere near the desktop... moreMobile can do what X86 can do and beyound with a fraction of power supply.

Everyone has been constrained due to MS and Intel selfishness and their stubbornness sticking with legacy code and their precious X86 Dinosaur Architectures for BC with 32 bit systems.

In 2 years you will turn back and will remember how they bad mouthed Apple for this move.

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020So far to go for Windows , when Apple starts implemeting... moreThat is false, the mobile chips is nowhere near the desktop chips, also a ARM desktop chip have yet to prove its worth...

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

MrBing, 02 Oct 2020Will stick with MacOS with less bloatware, bugs, better per... moreYou do not even need licence anymore, all you need licence for now is to change desktop background and customize themes... :I

  • Anonymous

MrBing, 02 Oct 2020Will stick with MacOS with less bloatware, bugs, better per... moreGood luck with Apple. You can't do many things unlike in Windows. I mean many many things. Can't play the best games. Can't customize. Can't access system files. And many more. On the other hand Windows is very easy to use and advanced users can tweak it too.

  • Udin

It will be another failure for Microsoft. the x86 one isn't even useful

About time, Microsoft! Would love to see how Adobe CC softwares cope with ARM chipsets.

  • MrBing

Will stick with MacOS with less bloatware, bugs, better performance. Windows OS license can also be easily faked.

Windows emulator by Microsoft in the Play Store coming soon...watch

Hardware Hypervisor, 02 Oct 2020I don't think it's appropriate to call it x64. W... moremaybe it's simplify things for average user, so they knew that they can install a x64 programs even their processor is Intel, not AMD. I mean it's confusing for average person to understand "this programs works on x86 and amd64" they gonna think that it's need amd processor to run it at 64bit.

we're geeks the reader of this site know why it's called amd64, but not for the average user, maybe microsoft just want to make it easier to understand.

I don't think it's appropriate to call it x64.
Why not call its original name which is "amd64"
Because let's face it only Windows call it x64
Other OSes like Linux don't do that