Windows 10 desktop for ARM processor is reportedly seen in a Microsoft documentation, according to Petri. The document that was posted by Microsoft is related to Windows Hardware Lab Kit, especially Audio Engine Core Test. Is Microsoft developing the Windows 10 desktop for ARM version?
Microsoft has released the Windows 10 desktop, but it’s only compatible for x86 or x64 processor, except ARM. We can see it from the unavailability of the upgrade for Surface RT or Surface 2 to Windows 10, in which these PC tablets use the ARM processor. These tablets are still using Windows 8 RT.
The variant of Windows RT and its devices wasn’t successful in the market due to the fact it couldn’t run the traditional Win32 application. However, the hint in that Microsoft documentation and their goal to make Windows 10 available on any device, became an interesting rumor. Moreover, a Microsoft employee said through his Linkedin account, that he is helping in developing an x86 prototype compatibility subsystem for Windows on ARM, based on x86-to-ARM just-just-in-time (JIT) emulator.
Microsoft is probably developing Windows 10 desktop for ARM because the advantage of ARM processor compared to x86 or x64 processor. ARM processor is more power efficient and has a smaller chip. Petri also predicted that Microsoft is likely developing Windows server, which compatible with the server powered by ARM processor.
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