Have you heard of a new version of Windows 10? Not sure if these rumors are true? Well, don't be surprised anymore.
Here's what you need to know about Windows 10X and how you can now use Windows 10X for a test run.
What is Windows 10X?
Windows 10X is a new version of the Windows 10 operating system that is primarily intended for devices with two screens. Although the focus is on devices with two screens, the operating system is also displayed on devices with one screen.
The original plan was for the dual-screen version of Windows 10X to launch first. Due to setbacks in the development of dual screen devices to run Windows 10X, such as For example, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Neo, the full launch is now planned for 2021.
However, the single screen version of Windows 10X will now take center stage. Some of the design features of Windows 10X will also transition to the major version of Windows 10.
Here's what you can expect from the new version of Windows 10X, what changes can be made to the major version of Windows 10, and how you can try Windows 10X.
1. Dual screen optimization
Windows 10X focuses on two-screen devices despite setbacks in production and development. In the Windows 10X test environment (more on that below), you can switch Windows apps from screen to screen and try the dual-screen version of Windows 10.
As expected, part of the dual-screen optimization lies in the user interface. You can drag and drop windows between screens, specify which screen to open an app on, or drag and drop an app to the center of the dual screen so that it spans both screens.
2. Windows 10X app container
In addition to dual-screen optimization, Windows 10X and Windows 10 run Windows 10 apps and programs. In addition, the apps are run in an individual container environment so that they are isolated from the operating system. App isolation is said to improve stability, reduce the risk of accidental crashes and improve device security.
3. New start menu, new task bar, no live tiles
Windows 10X has a shiny new flat start menu – even without Windows Live tiles. Screenshots of the flat Windows 10X start menu were displayed some time ago and received a lot of positive feedback.
Another important change is that no live tile is used in the Windows 10X start menu. Microsoft decides to remove or detest them.
A new taskbar has also been added. The adaptive taskbar spans both screens when you use Windows 10X with a dual-screen device, and also uses new app icons. The apps are located in the Windows 10X taskbar. This is a nice change and fits the dual screen operating system. However, if you prefer the more traditional left-justified location for your apps, you can do that too.
The new style is intelligent and a much more basic approach to the start menu, which is a welcome addition.
4. New Windows 10X Action Center, build mode to work
The Windows 10 Action Center is not great. It's not terrible either, but the design lacks functionality. Fortunately, Microsoft seems to know this, and Windows 10X comes with a redesigned Action Center.
The Windows 10X Action Center offers several quick actions, with the focus on making changes directly from the control panel.
The new Action Center also includes a Windows 10X feature for two screens: create mode.
You open the Action Center and tap Composition modeand your screen rotates 90 ° and turns a control panel into an on-screen keyboard. The idea is that you only need a single button to switch between work and leisure.
5. Improved Windows Update in Windows 10X
I haven't had a chance to see this yet, but Windows 10X promises much faster updates than Windows 10. Microsoft installs and prepares updates in the background before you have to restart. Then the update should be installed painlessly and quickly.
By changing the appearance of Windows Update for Windows 10X, the process is similar to a Chromebook. The operating system informs you of an update, you restart your system as usual and then continue to work.
Hopefully Microsoft can start implementing this optimized update system in both the regular Windows 10 build and Windows 10X.
How to test Windows 10X
You can use Windows 10X for a test drive with the Microsoft Emulator and an early Windows 10X preview build. You should note that this is still in progress and the preview builds are primarily designed for developers to ensure app compatibility. Errors, crashes, and other problems may occur.
1. Install Microsoft Emulator
First you need to install the Microsoft emulator. The Microsoft Emulator is available in the Microsoft Store and can be downloaded free of charge.
Download: Microsoft emulator for Windows 10
Open the Microsoft Store using the link above and choose To get, and let the installation complete.
2. Download the Windows 10X emulator image
Now open the Microsoft emulator. The Microsoft emulator automatically searches for a new preview in the Microsoft Store. If a preview build is found, then select the latest version To install.
You must enter your Microsoft account password to confirm the download and accept the EULA. Then the Windows 10X preview is downloaded.
3. Check if Hyper-V is installed
Before hitting the Beginning Make sure Windows Hyper-V is enabled.
First open the Start menu and type command, then choose Command Prompt (Admin). Now enter the following command:
Scroll down and find the Hyper-V requirements Section. If the requirements say Yesyou can proceed to the next section, # 4. If the requirements say NoRead on to install Hyper-V.
The easiest way to ensure that Hyper-V is installed correctly is to use PowerShell. (What's the difference between PowerShell and Command Prompt?) There is also an option to install Hyper-V using Windows features, but this doesn't always work properly.
Art Power Shell Right-click on the best match in the search bar of your start menu and select Execute as administrator. Now enter the following command:
DISM / Online / Enable-Feature / All / FeatureName: Microsoft-Hyper-V
After successful completion of the command, save all open work and restart the system. After restarting your system you will find options for Hyper-V in the start menu.
4. Start the Windows 10X emulator
Once Hyper-V is installed, you can start the Windows 10X preview in the Microsoft Emulator. Select the preview build and click Beginning. A smartphone configuration with two screens is displayed, followed by the spinning balls that indicate that Windows 10X is starting.
From here you can explore the Windows 10X preview build. Keep in mind that this is a preview for the dual-screen version of the operating system and the Microsoft emulator works accordingly.
Will Windows 10X replace Windows 10?
At the current rate, no. Windows 10X does not replace the major Windows 10 desktop version currently in use.
However, you can definitely see the transition of certain functions from Windows 10X to Windows 10. For example, the Windows 10X start menu would be a welcome addition to Windows 10, as would the streamlined Windows update process.
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