It’s 2021 and Microsoft has almost finished its Windows 10X build for public release. Many reports indicate that Windows 10X is OEM ready and will ship later this year. If you’ve been waiting to try the latest version of Windows 10X, we have good news for you. The almost final build of Windows 10X has been leaked and you can run it on your computer right now. Actually, we tested the latest version of Windows 10X (20279) on our PC and it worked pretty well. So, if you are also interested, go ahead and learn how to run Windows 10X on your computer from our detailed guide below.
Run Windows 10X on Your PC (2021)
Here we have detailed all the steps so that anyone can run Windows 10X Build 20279 on their computer. I recommend going through all the points to get a better idea of the installation process. You can click on the link below to go to the relevant section.
Things to know
- We will not install Windows 10X on physical hardware, as the ISO image has not yet been released. However, we can try the almost final build of Windows 10X via a virtual machine. Unlike the official emulator, the performance is much better in virtual machine.
- We will be using a VHDX file (Hard disk image file) which is only available in Microsoft’s Hyper-V application and is only available in Windows 10 Pro. So in tandem, You need Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education To run Windows 10X on your PC.
- You cannot currently run Windows 10X in third-party virtual machine applications such as: VirtualBox, VMwareQEMU, etc.
- Equipment virtualization support Required via BIOS or UEFI.
- If one AMD GPU then you cannot run Windows 10X virtual machine. However, we found a workaround and you can find the solution below.
1. First of all, you need to enable virtualization in your BIOS settings. When restarting your PC, you need to press the BIOS key It will open the BIOS settings page. You can find the BIOS key in our table below. If the following key does not work, search the Internet for the specific BIOS key for your PC manufacturer.
2. After entering the BIOS page, Enable “Virtualization”. Each computer has a different name for its virtualization technology, so look for “Intel VT-x”, “Intel VT-d” or anything on similar lines. Activate virtualization by switching between different menus and save changes by pressing F10.
3. After doing this, your computer will reboot into Windows 10. Now we need to enable Hyper-V on your Windows 10 computer. To do this, simultaneously press the Windows and R keys to open a Run window. Now, medicine
optionalfeatures.exe and press enter.
4. Here, scroll down and search for Hyper-V. Now, Enable all checkboxes under Hyper-V and press the OK button. It will start installing the necessary packages and will prompt you to restart the computer after the installation is complete.
5. You have successfully enabled Hyper-V on your Windows 10 computer. Press the Windows key once to open and Type “Hyper-V” in the search bar and you will find the app at the top. Click on it.
6. Hyper-V will look like this look like.
7. What you need to do now Download the VHDX file created by book is closed from Twitter. You can do click here to download file directly
8. After downloading the file, extract the ZIP file and move the Flash.vhdx file to an accessible location such as Desktop. I recommend saving it where it is. large storage space.
9. Now, go back to Hyper-V and click “New” and select “Virtual Machine” from the top right pane.
10. After that, give it a name to the virtual machine. I named it “Windows 10X”, but you can choose your own.
11. Next, “2nd. Select “Generation” and press the “Next” button.
12. After that, allocate RAM to the Windows 10X virtual machine. I recommend you Reserve 3GB (3072MB) or more for better performance.
13. On the next page, “Default Key” from the drop-down menu and hit “Next”.
14. Finally, “Use an existing virtual hard disk” and select the “Flash.vhdx” file by clicking the “Browse” button.
15. Finally, “Finish“.
16. Now, this virtual machine We will use the latest version of Windows 10X to run it on our PC.
Run Windows 10X on Your PC
1. Right-click on the virtual machine and select “Connect“.
2. After that, click on “Beginning” and Hyper-V will boot the Windows 10X virtual machine directly from the VHDX file. On first run, it will take some time to process all files and information.
Note: Even after 30 minutes, if the VM gets stuck on a black screen, you are most likely using an AMD GPU. Check out our next guide to find a solution.
3. Finally, a Windows 10X boot animation.
4. Now, all on-screen instructions and sign in with your Microsoft account. You can also create a PIN during initial setup.
5. Now this is what the almost ready Windows 10X looks like on a PC. single screen. Looks pretty promising, right? To learn more about the latest build of Windows 10X, review our first impressions below.
6. If you want to stop the virtual machine, click “Action” from the top menu and select “Close“.
7. And if you want to delete the Windows 10X virtual machine, right click on the virtual machine and click “To delete“. This much.
Run Windows 10X Virtual Machine on AMD GPU
Currently, there is no way to run a Windows 10X VM without it. Disable AMD GPU completely. To run Windows 10X you will need to use the integrated GPU that comes with the Intel chipset. And yes, performance will suffer due to the lack of a powerful GPU. Still, if you want to taste the ultimate version of Windows 10X on an AMD GPU, here’s how to do it.
1. Right-click on the Start Menu and select “Device Manager“.
2. Expand the “Display adapters” menu here. Now, right click on AMD GPU and disable it.
3. Finally, start the VM in Hyper-V Manager and this time Windows 10X should boot fine.
Windows 10X First Impressions
Windows 10X, in its near final release, is unlike anything we’ve experienced in a Microsoft product. Her polished from boot screen to recruit setup. In terms of design and aesthetics, Microsoft has really done a great job and has developed a consistent user interface all over. Some might say this is similar to Chrome OS and that would be partially true. But I am glad that Microsoft has made an attempt to bring a lightweight operating system to the masses.
Now we come to the million dollar question: Does the latest build of Windows 10X support Win32 apps? Unfortunately, no support for legacy Windows apps On Windows 10X. Still surprising. A previous build of Windows 10X had support for Win32 apps via container, so we couldn’t understand why Microsoft removed it.
Also, it’s hilarious that you can run legacy Windows apps via Wine on a Chromebook, but not native Windows apps on Windows 10X. Hopefully, before final version or a year later, we may get legacy application support via enhanced x86 emulation. For now, I can say that it performs really well, has nice UI and animations, but the lack of Win32 apps (even inclusive) can push the very excited OS like Windows 10S into oblivion.
Install Windows 10X on Windows 10 and Experience the New User Interface
This is how you can run Windows 10X on your Windows 10 PC and explore the new UI that will likely come to Windows 10 users via the Sun Valley update. I found the Windows 10X experience strikingly similar to Chrome OS, as I use the Chromebook as my daily driver. And that’s not a bad thing.
Hopefully either Win32 apps will come back in the near future or Microsoft will force developers to release new builds of their Windows 10X compatible apps. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you run into any issues, let us know in the comment section below. We will definitely try to help you.