March 29, 2023

Windows 10 Devices to Support Windows 10X OS Soon

As per a tweet made by one user, Microsoft may soon bring the Windows 10 OOBE setup to regular Windows 10 users. This was found to be available in Windows 10 Build 20231 already but wasn’t enabled by Microsoft yet. The Windows 10X is actually made for dual-screen devices, and run Win32 apps in containers. This could be made available for Windows Insiders soon.

Windows 10X Coming to Windows 10 Soon

Microsoft has announced the Windows 10X, a different version of actual Windows 10 that’s prepared for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo. This would support the traditional Win32 desktop apps, Universal Windows Apps (UWP) and Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and will run them in containers.

An advantage of running apps in a container is to isolate them from the core OS, thus not affecting the system OS if the app has any security issues or crashed. This is often used by developers to test their apps and deploy them easily on the standard OS to check their compatibility.

While Microsoft has actually crafted the Windows 10X for dual-screen devices, it shifted the focus to make it run on single-screen devices amidst COVID-19. This was announced in May this and the company is working since then. And now, it’s about to happen, at least soon.

As per a tweet from Albacore, a Twitter user, Microsoft is bringing support for Windows 10X to Windows 10 on PCs soon. He shared a video of the new Windows 10X OOBE revealing this. It’s also reported that the support for Windows 10X set-up experience is available in Windows 10 Build 20231 already, but Microsoft didn’t enable it.

According to Microsoft, the “Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) consists of a series of screens that require customers to accept the license agreement, connect to the internet, log in with, or sign up for a Microsoft Account, and share information with the OEM“. This is just the simple setup pages showing up when you install a new PC. This could come to Windows Insiders soon.



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