In addition to Surface Go, another user shared the experience of running Windows 10X on an HP laptop. Microsoft, an operating system specifically developed for dual-screen and collapsible devices such as Surface Neo, earlier leaked documents that said Microsoft also plans to offer an optimized Windows 10X for traditional laptops.
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Thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 10X simulator, released earlier this week, developers and interested users are taking on the “modular” operating system.
In addition to Microsoft’s own Surface Go, people are running Mirror Windows 10X on real hardware such as Apple MacBook, Lenovo ThinkPad, dell XPS 13 and more.
It is important to note that Windows 10X does not yet have an ISO installation image because Microsoft only offers options for using it as a Full Flash Update (FFU) on a supported device.
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The good news is that developers are able to write the simulator’s virtual disk image (VHD) directly to disk and inject it into the DCH driver so that it can work on real hardware.
It’s fun to see Windows 10X running smoothly on “unsupported” Windows and macOS laptops.
It has the same UI as the emulator, meaning that these laptops are actually running a version of the Windows 10X operating system optimized for dual-screen mobile devices.
Although in some cases, UI failures can occur, the system as a whole is running well and can see smooth application animations in split-screen mode.
Most drivers work, including gestures on touchpads, Wi-Fi, and even laptops based on the Windows 10X operating system.
Unfortunately, the current UI has a poor desktop experience, and Windows 10X does not yet provide the option to run multiple applications in window mode (which should continue to improve).
Finally, according to Microsoft, the new version of Windows 10X will support both native UWP apps and traditional Win32 programs, and the company is working on a more modern File Explorer experience.