Microsoft does not seem to have given up on the idea of unifying the Windows 10 experience, and is still actively testing the upcoming Windows Core OS devices. Maybe you still have questions about the existence of Windows Core OS, but now Microsoft officials have accidentally leaked new details of the unreleased operating system.
According to IT House, Windows Core OS is a streamlined version of Windows . It is Windows 10X in Surface Neo and is also used in Surface Hub 2, HoloLens. Of course, it had previously planned to support the Surface Phone “Andromeda”, but later changed, Microsoft turned to Android.
Unlike Windows 8, Windows Core OS is not touch-centric because it has a self-contained shell that works in all shapes. Developing Core OS is a radically different approach, with new interactions with computing devices such as desktops, laptops, dual-screen devices, Surface Hub, and Hololens.
The development of WCOS seems to be making some surprising updates to the old support documentation, which may lay the foundation for Windows 10’s modular operating system. Although Windows 10X supports Win32 applications , issues regarding support for classic Windows 10 features on Windows 10X and Windows Core OS remain.
According to foreign media Windows latest report, in the support document, Microsoft unexpectedly confirmed the desktop font support for Windows Core OS, and quickly modified the document to remove references to “WCOS” and future devices.
Microsoft notes in the document: “Please note: Not all desktop fonts will be used in non-desktop versions of Windows 10, such as Xbox, HoloLens, Surface Hub, future WCOS devices, etc.”
We were able to find a now edited page that confirms the desktop font desktop of Windows 10X.
Based on preview releases and leads for job postings, it is said that Windows Core OS will appear on PCs, laptops, Xbox, dual-screen tablets, multi-screen devices, Surface Hub, mixed reality devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) products.
WCOS allows Win32, UWP and PWA applications to be installed and run through containers. In fact, Windows 10’s Core OS will be locked and streamlined, which will naturally improve performance and security.
Microsoft releases new version of Win10X emulator
News Microsoft today announced the release of updated Microsoft Emulator (v188.8.131.52) 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 .
The following is the updated content organized by IT House
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.
- 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.