Microsoft touts Windows 10 on Arm advances, including 64-bit emulation

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It’s been a while since Microsoft officials talked up what’s happening with Windows 10 on Arm. But on September 30, Microsoft provided a bit of an update on some of the work that’s been happening with that platform.

Microsoft confirmed in a blog post on September 30 that Windows on Arm will be able to run x64 apps with x64 emulation. Windows Insiders will get this capability in test builds in November. The blog post doesn’t mention when this capability will be generally available.

Currently, Windows on Arm natively supports Arm apps, including ARM64 versions. But so far, only 32-bit Intel (x86) apps are supported in emulation. This lack of x64 emulation has limited the number of apps that can run on Windows on Arm devices, since apps that are 64-bit only haven’t been able to run on these devices. In May, there were hints Microsoft was making

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