Recently, a lot of news about Microsoft Windows 10X broke. In particular, the more novel UI design than the current Win10 has attracted a lot of attention. The good news is that Microsoft recently opened the Win10X simulator download, allowing us to take a look at the operating system early. Next, the mini-editor teaches you how to complete the installation of the Win10X simulator step by step.
Step by step to teach you to experience Win10X
1. Determine your PC configuration
First of all, it’s a simulator! Not a real operating system, and the computer hardware and software requirements are relatively high, if your computer does not meet the requirements, currently not recommended experience.
Win10X simulator configuration requirements:
1) CPU: Intel quad-core and above processor (support for Intel virtualization), temporarily do not support AMD platform;
2) Memory: 8GB or more, recommended 16GB. The simulator will take up 4GB by default (allow higher), in order to ensure a smooth experience, large memory is required;
3) Graphics card: supports DirectX 11.0 and above version/WDDM 2.4 and above model building drive;
4) System: Windows 10 21H1 Build 19500 and above (Professional/Enterprise/Educational);
5) Hard disk: recommended SSD, free space more than 15GB (Win10X mirror about 5GB);
2.PC BIOS settings
Running the Win10X simulator requires you to start with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) in the BIOS, as follows:
1) First enter the BIOS settings;
2) Turn on “Advanced Settings” and “CPU Settings” (the names of different motherboards may be different, for this example, just as the ASUS B85 Pro motherboard);
3) Select Intel Virtualization Technology and set its status to “On”;
4) Restart the computer;
Turn on Intel virtualization technology in BIOS
Once you’re in Win10, you’ll have to install the Hyper-V virtual machine. Note that this requires Win10 Pro to install, Home Edition is not featured! Here are the steps:
1) Open “Settings” and “Apps” and “Programs and Features” and click “Enable or Turn Off Windows Features” in the pop-up dialog box;
2) Check the check box before “Hyper-V”, click the “OK” button, Hyper-V installed and then restart the computer according to the prompts;
Install ingress Win10 Hyper-V virtual machine
3. Download Win10X Simulator, Mirror
Currently, the Win10X Simulator is available in the Win10 Store, where the simulator and image are downloaded separately. However, since Microsoft is not currently open to the Mainland of China, it is necessary to first enter the “Settings” and “Time and Language” and “Region” before downloading, and to change “country and region” to “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region”.
You can’t download the installation simulator until you set the zone to Hong Kong
3.1 Download Win10X Simulator
1) Launch win10 App Store;
2) Search for “Microsoft Emulator” and, after the results appear, click the “Get” button to start the installation;
Download and install the Microsoft Emulator Simulator
3.2 Download win10X image file
1) Click the Win10 Store search bar again, search for “Windows 10X Emulator Image” and click on the “Get” button;
2) Wait a moment, the page becomes “Install” button, click again to start downloading. Mirror file is larger, about 5GB, but the download speed is still very fast, if the speed of the network force, it will not wait a long time;
Download Win10X Image
4. Start Simulator
Once the download is complete, you’ll be able to see the newly installed Microsoft Emulator in the Start menu, which will pop up after opening. The hardware configuration of the current computer is shown here, along with the automatically loaded Win10X mirror version number, and you can start win10X by clicking on the “Start” button.
Click here to start Microsoft Emulator
You can also allocate more running memory (default 4GB) to the simulator via the “Edit” button next to it. Specific values according to the actual situation of your computer to determine, such as small computer is 24GB of memory, it is allocated to the simulator 6GB. Of course, there is no problem with this setting, the default 4GB is OK.
You can also adjust the amount of memory used by the simulator via the Edit button (not required)
The first start will pop up a warning box, which is not to be ignored, just click directly on the “Retry” button.
The first launch pops up with a reminder, just click “Retry”
If everything is correct, it goes into the startup process. The start-up process is similar to Win10 and takes about 30 seconds, but since it’s a simulator, it’s not clear if this is the final performance of Win10X. Well, then there’s Win10X’s “full body photo”!
Win10X Full Body Photo (Click to see the larger picture)
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Since the time to get on the job is still short, there is no detailed description here. Post a few screenshots, interested small partners can preview first.
The Start menu can be called out from either screen (the simulator gives two screens by default), the tile is removed, the search bar and Cortana are adjusted to the top. The menu is not full screen and does not obscure the apps that are already open later.
The setup interface is the same as Win10, and there are not many features in it. It’s important to note, however, that the Win10X doesn’t have a window concept, and all apps automatically full screen (half a screen) when they start, which is similar to Win8.
Legendary UWP Explorer, but not too many surprises, very ugly and very general function, currently only copy, paste, delete and other simple functions.
Legendary UWP Explorer
This is the quick action bar, which is equivalent to the lower half of the Win10 notification center. Volume and screen brightness can be adjusted directly from the slider, which is much more convenient than the current win10. The shutdown menu was moved here, which is the most unlike win10.
This is the wallpaper replacement panel, because there are two screens, compared to Win10 is more than a real machine preview function. However, the legendary “live wallpaper” did not see.
Replace wallpaper interface, did not see the legendary “live wallpaper”
The following are some app screenshots, and the current version of Win10 is similar, you can quickly experience.
Calendars and maps
Alt-TAB interface, same taste, but apparently optimized for vertical screens
Built-in Windows Mail and Chromium Edge, plus soft keyboard
This is the Notepad interface, because win10X has no window concept, so notepad is also full-screen, simulating full screen!
Write at the end
The above is the installation of Win10X simulator the whole process, later we will also make a more in-depth introduction to the software features, welcome to pay attention!