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Microsoft releases new version of Windows 10X emulator

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Microsoft today announced the release of the updated Microsoft Emulator (v1.1.54.0) and Windows 10X Emulator Image (10.0.19578) in the Microsoft Store. This update includes multiple updates for Windows 10X, including Win32 containers, early modern file explorers, and more.

New features in the Microsoft simulation simulator:

  • You can query the store for an updated image and install it.
  • When running the simulator for the first time, if no image is installed, it will prompt you to download the image.
  • Developers can also choose to check the new image through the “File”-> “Download emulator image” menu item.

What’s New in Windows 10X Emulator Image:

  • The Windows 10X emulator image (build 19578) includes a new EULA, which no longer requires it to be installed in the Windows Insider Preview version. You can install it on Windows 10 version 10.0.17763.0 or later to test existing applications on a dual-screen device simulator.

In order to use the Windows 10 Insider Preview SDK, developers must set up their development environment on the Windows Insider Preview version.

  • This update applies the Windows 10X window model to containers running Win32 applications. System-defined window placement ensures users get a consistent and streamlined windowing experience tailored for smaller, dual-screen, and touch-friendly devices. Although there are still some gaps, they will be resolved in a future update.
  • It contains an earlier version of the modern file manager (labeled Beta). It’s designed to work with OneDrive file sync, so you need to connect to your operating system’s Microsoft account through the Settings app or by logging into a Microsoft app (such as the App Store).
  • During the installation process, installing Visual Studio Remote Tools no longer prompts about the Machine.config file.
  • The emulator says “GPU is not running. Problem code: 43”. If the host’s system version is earlier than the Windows 10X image, the recent regression cannot initialize the GPU.
  • The lock screen may stop responding. If so, use the device portal and restart the ModernShellUXApp.exe process.
  • Sometimes applications running in a Win32 container may not display correctly. Clicking the icon in the taskbar usually launches the application correctly.


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