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Windows 10X will run most, but not all, Win32 programs

icrosoft has started sharing more information around its upcoming Windows 10X operating system for dual-screen and foldable PCs. It’s a new version of Windows 10 built on a modern core that strips out legacy components in favor of a lightweight and streamlined user experience. Because of this, legacy programs must run in a container that virtualizes the legacy components required for those programs to run.

Naturally, this means not all Win32 programs will be compatible with Windows 10X. This isn’t as bad as it sounds, however, as most Win32 programs will run just fine. Microsoft tells us that it expects most programs will work on Windows 10X without any additional work by the developer. There will be some instances where some apps don’t work for whatever reason, but Microsoft is open to working with those apps to ensure they do work in the future…

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