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    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10

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    29 Apr 2020
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    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10


    Dual-screen devices are portable multi-posture devices with two symmetric screens that work together in unique ways to provide productivity in a flexible form factor.

    Microsoft has released a public preview of the Microsoft Emulator and Windows 10X Emulator Image to start developing and testing your apps for Windows 10X.

    Use the Microsoft Emulator with the Windows 10X Emulator Image Preview to test your app without a physical device. The emulator is integrated into your development environment and simulates postures, gestures, hinge angle, mimicking the seam between the two screens, and more.

    While the emulator is designed for developers, anyone can download and install the emulator to get a sneak peak of the Windows 10X dual screen device experience.

    Microsoft Emulator system requirements

    The Microsoft Emulator uses Hyper-V with GPU-PV for hardware accelerated graphics. To use the emulator, make sure your PC meets the following requirements:

    Supported Operating Systems

    Hardware requirements
    • Intel CPU with at least 4 cores you can dedicate to emulator (or multiple CPUs with a total of 4 cores)

      AMD processors are not supported at this time. Nested virtualization is required to run Windows 10X in the emulator and Windows does not yet support this on AMD processors.

    • 8 GB of RAM or more for PC, 4 GB of RAM for emulator
    • 15 GB of free disk space for vhdx + diff disk, SSD recommended
    • Dedicated video card recommended
      • DirectX 11.0 or later
      • WDDM 2.4 graphics driver or later

    In the BIOS, the following features must be supported and enabled:
    • Hardware-assisted virtualization
    • Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    • Hardware-based Data Execution Prevention (DEP)

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to download and install the Microsoft Emulator to preview the Windows 10X dual screen device experience on a Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to install and use the Windows 10X dual screen emulator.




    Here's How:

    1 Turn on the Hyper-V feature in Windows Features. (see screenshot below)

    If the Hyper-V feature is grayed out, then you will need to enable virtualization in your UEFI firmware settings, and try again.

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-turn_on_hyper-v_in_programs_and_features.png

    2 Open the Microsoft Emulator app page in the Microsoft Store app, and click/tap on the Get or Install button to install this app on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-install_microsoft_emulator_app.png

    3 Open the latest release of the Windows 10X Emulator Image (Preview) app in the Microsoft Store app, and click/tap on the Get or Install button to install this app on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-install_windows_10x_emulator_image_app.png

    4 Open the Microsoft Emulator app from the Start menu . (see screenshot below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-run_microsoft_emulator.png

    5 If you like, you can click/tap on the Edit button in the Microsoft Emulator Manager to make any changes you want for the emulator device, and click/tap on Save when finished. (see screenshots below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-edit_emulator_device.png

    6 Click/tap on the Start button in the Microsoft Emulator Manager when ready to run the Windows 10X emulator. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-start_microsoft_emulator_manager.png

    7 If prompted, click/tap on the Retry button to run the emulator in elevated mode (aka: Run as administrator). (see screenshot below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-retry.png

    8 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve elevation.

    9 Click/tap on Accept for the EULA agreement. (see screenshot below)

    You will only see this the first time you run the emulator.

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-microsoft_emulator_manager_eula.png

    10 You can use the emulator's tools on the toolbar on the right side to rotate, choose orientation, navigate, fit to screen, take screenshots, control volume, and turn off the emulator. (see screenshots below)

    See also: Use the Microsoft Emulator | About the emulator | Microsoft Docs

    The emulator has volume and power buttons that work. The volume buttons will control the audio output. The power button lets you re-cycle the OS without restarting the emulator.

    The emulator toolbar lets you to choose the various input modes supported by the device mouse, touch, multi-touch, and ink. You can use the toolbar to quickly change the orientation of the emulator.

    Additional tools
    The chevron at the bottom of the toolbar opens the Additional Tools window. This window contains tabs that provide support for various features of the emulator.

    Diagnostics
    The Diagnostics tab provides the IP address to use for the Windows Device Portal. You can click the IP address hyperlink to launch it. This tab also indicates whether or not the emulator detects a virtual GPU.

    Network
    The Network tab provides the networking configuration, which is useful when diagnosing connection problems.

    Orientation
    The Orientation tab provides a 3D model for you to see how your app and the OS behaves in many different orientations.

    Screenshot
    The Screenshot tab lets you easily take a screen shot and save it to the host machine.

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-microsoft_emulator_controls_tools_and_buttons.png How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-emulator-toolbar.png

    11 Explore the emulator by opening the Start menu in it. (see screenshots below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-windows_10x_dual-screen_emulator-2.png How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-windows_10x_dual-screen_emulator-1.png

    12 When finished exploring the emulator, close the Windows 10X Emulator and Microsoft Emulator Manager. (see screenshots below)

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-windows_10x_dual-screen_emulator-3.png How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-close_microsoft_emulator_manager.png


    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #1

    Step 3 Open the latest release of the Windows 10X Emulator Image (Preview) app in the Microsoft Store app, and click/tap on the Get or Install button to install this app on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below), I get this:

    Attachment 268271

    No idea what it's looking for.

    Never mind, I see now it requires symmetrical dual screens which I don't have.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 03 Mar 2020 at 19:58.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,331
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Rich @Ztrucker,

    This is only an emulator. You don't need dual screens, but do need to meet the requirements mentioned at the top of the tutorial.

    Your attachment looks like you need to sign in with a Microsoft account.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #3

    I use a Microsoft Account. I'll run through the steps again.

    How do I verify these are available and active?

    In the BIOS, the following features must be supported and enabled:

    • Hardware-assisted virtualization
    • Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
    • Hardware-based Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #4

    This is all I see in UEFI settings:

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-img_20200302_204613396.jpg
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,331
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ztruker said:
    This is all I see in UEFI settings:
    Hey Rich,

    If you want, it will not hurt anything to install the apps to see if they will run or not.

    If not, then you can just uninstall them with no harm no foul.
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #6

    I did try Shawn, see the attachment in my post #1 for the error I got.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,331
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Ztruker said:
    I did try Shawn, see the attachment in my post #1 for the error I got.
    Hey Rich,

    It looks like you deleted your attachment in that post.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,511
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #8

    If I click on the attachment # I can see it, but here it is again:

    How to Install Windows 10X Dual Screen Emulator in Windows 10-image.png

    I think the real problem is I'm trying to do this on my 18363.693 system. Don't have a real PC running 19555 or later. Can I do this in a VM?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,331
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Yep, that would be why. You need build 19555 or higher installed.

    I don't think it will run in a VM considering the system requirements.
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