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  • How to get the most out of your Windows 10 on ARM device

    Windows on ARMWindows 10 on ARM is precisely what the name states; Windows 10 on ARM. It looks like Windows 10, acts like Windows 10, and can run Windows 10 apps and programs. It has a few notable restrictions, such as its inability to run x64 apps, but in general, it's simply a version of Windows 10 built to run on ARM processors.

  • How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10 on ARM

    Windows on ARMThis is just a quick blog post about the experience on running the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) on Windows 10 on ARM, which comes on devices like the Surface Pro X. Since I got many questions from developers and IT Pros about the Surface Pro X and how it can handle different workflows on Windows 10 on ARM, I decided to write a blog post, on how you can install WSL 2 on Windows 10 on ARM and the Surface Pro X.

  • FYI: Here's how to install Windows on ARM on your Lumia 950 or 950 XL

    Windows on ARMMany of us have seen the videos by now. Developers have figured out how to get full Windows 10 running on a Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL. There's good news though, as you can now try this out for yourself.

  • How to Install Windows 10 on Lumia 950 XL

    Windows on ARMAs we’ve reported earlier today, software developer @imbushuo has managed to install Windows 10 ARM on a Lumia 950 XL, with the majority of features working just as expected.

  • How to Install Windows 10 for ARM in QEMU

    Windows on ARMARM64 chips are considered more energy efficient compared to x86 CPUs from Intel and AMD. Using the new platform, OEMs are able to create even smaller, lighter and powerful devices with the power of full Windows 10. There is a way to install and try Windows 10 for ARM SoCs in QEMU. Here is how.

  • A quick tutorial of installing Windows RT 8.1 on recent Lumia

    Windows on ARMWhile this project is not totally finished (e.g. No Battery status/charging unknown, no cellular, no audio), I decided to post this thread as many people asked me about the tutorial. This is just a brief tutorial, you need to have plenty of time on this to make this happen. Be careful as some steps are very dangerous.

  • How to update Office 2013 RT to SP1

    Windows on ARMAs a Surface 2 owner, I have come to grips with the fact that Windows RT, the operating system on my tablet, is a bastardized version of "real Windows". However, I love the OS, as it works great and is very secure. On the RT variant, the user cannot install classic Windows programs. While many see this as a negative, I see it as a positive -- classic Windows viruses and malware cannot be installed either.

  • Windows RT Tablets, x86 applications and Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. A better together Microsoft Experience

    Windows on ARMHello, Jeff ‘the dude’ Stokes back with a post to help you fully utilize that BYOD experience. That of course would be the Windows Surface RT and Windows Surface 2 tablets. They have a place and that place is Modern Apps. But what about legacy x86 apps you say? You can run those too via RemoteApp, and as Montell Jordan would say…this is how we do it.

  • Yes, there is a way to enable the Surface Ethernet adapter on Windows RT 8.1

    Windows on ARMEarlier this week, we were tipped to a page on Microsoft's Surface website claiming that the official Surface Ethernet adapter could finally work on the Surface and Surface 2 tablets if they used Windows RT 8.1. Unfortunately, Microsoft later told us the information on that page was incorrect and removed that statement from the site.

  • Windows RT 8.1: FAQ

    Windows on ARMWindows RT 8.1 is a Windows-based operating system that's optimized for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT 8.1 only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. Windows Update automatically keeps your PC up to date and Windows Defender provides up-to-date virus and malware protection.

  • Upgrading Your Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM

    Windows on ARMI upgraded my Surface RT to Windows RT 8.1 RTM tonight. It's not as easy as a regular Windows 8.1 upgrade, and it has some risk associated with it. You could definitely brick your Surface if you do not do this properly. I am not responsible for bricked devices.

  • How to Jailbreak Your Windows RT Device and Run Unapproved Desktop Software

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is the locked-down version of Windows 8 for ARM computers, as seen on Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and a few other Windows RT devices. Unlike the standard version of Windows 8, Windows RT doesn’t allow you to install your own desktop programs.

  • How to unlock (jailbreak) your Windows RT device

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is a sort of unique member of the Microsoft family of operating systems. It’s Windows, but it’s not. From a more technical aspect, Windows RT is actually the entire Windows OS rebuilt for use on ARM processors, which are what power almost all tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets.

  • Troubleshooting Windows RT Client Software Distribution Issues

    Windows on ARMThe recent Wave-D release of the Windows Intune service and the release of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 enables enterprise management of the Windows RT devices for customers using the Intune standalone management service or System Center Configuration Manager who have obtained a Windows Intune subscription for the management of mobile devices.

  • How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMOne of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.

  • How to Easily Add Websites to the Flash Whitelist on Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Surface RT and other Windows RT-based machines include the Flash browser plugin, but it only runs on websites Microsoft has whitelisted. We have covered how you can add any website to the Flash whitelist, but now there's an easier way.

  • How to jailbreak the Surface RT

    Windows on ARMThroughout our coverage of Surface RT, a single complaint has repeated itself over and over again: There are not enough apps in the Microsoft Store to offer a complete experience. What could fix this if Microsoft remains unable to win over developers? Jailbreaking of course.

  • Windows RT Gets Jailbroken to Run Desktop Windows Applications

    Windows on ARMEven though Microsoft has said so many times that Windows RT is the best way to enjoy the new Windows 8 features on a tablet, many have criticized the operating system for not supporting legacy Windows apps.

  • Putty on Windows RT Using a Microsoft Surface and RemoteApp

    Windows on ARMRecently we discussed how one can create a virtual machine for server admin with a Windows RT device. Sometimes though, you just need putty. Putty is perhaps one of the most used server admin tools by any Windows administrator. In this guide we are going to show how one can also enable using Putty using RemoteApp. The benefits in some situations becomes obvious.

  • How to Create Shutdown and Reboot Tiles on Windows 8’s Start Screen

    Windows on ARMAlthough Windows 8 was designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, we've heard that plenty of users are actually struggling to find a quick way to shut down or reboot their Windows 8 device.


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