Windows 10X is a closed and read-only operating system, but that doesn’t mean you can only install applications from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft recently confirmed that the Windows 10X system can run UWP apps, web apps, and traditional Win32 applications. Win32, UWP, and PWA applications all run through Windows 10X containers to protect the operating system from potential malware and performance issues.
The container is essentially a virtual machine, but it has features such as higher integration, lower latency, access to more machine resources, dedicated cores, drivers, and registries. Unlike traditional virtual machines, Windows 10X containers provide higher overall performance, and when you shut down the Win32 application to save power, the entire event shuts down.
Win32 Container adds support for traditional and new Win32 code. Within the Win32 container, you will be able to run all applications, including system utilities, web browsers, and even old games, all in the Win32 container.
While compatible with win32 apps is a very attractive part of Windows 10X, Microsoft appears to be experiencing some new problems, according to sources. Microsoft is struggling with the performance of win32 applications when virtualized on the 10X, and compatibility is not very high, according to sources familiar with the development.
Win32 applications in containers that allow background presence within the Windows 10X operating system and cannot send notifications when they are minimized. When desktop applications are virtualized in containers, there are many other performance-related issues. Another restriction will prevent win32 applications from applying keyboard, mouse, and window hooks (custom).