What you need to know
- A new video shows Windows 10X running on a Surface Pro 7.
- Windows 10X won't ship to the Surface Pro 7, but people have managed to get it onto the device.
- Windows 10X has also been spotted on a Lumia 950 XL and a MacBook Air.
Yesterday, images came out showing off Windows 10X running on several unsupported devices, including the Surface Pro 7, MacBook Air, and Lumia 950 XL. While a picture is worth a thousand words, a video does the beautiful operating system more justice. UX designer and expert on getting things to run where they shouldn't, ADeltaX, recently shared a video of Windows 10X on a Surface Pro 7.
The video is a fluidity test to see how the new version of Windows runs on the unsupported hardware. There are some moments of lag, but overall Windows 10X seems to run well on the Surface Pro 7, especially considering that it isn't a final build and is running on unsupported hardware.
A tweet by ADeltaX explains that most drivers work, but that orientation doesn't work and audio requires a registry patch.
The video shows off the new Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center, and other elements of Windows 10X. Navigating the operating system with touch or a stylus seems to work well, as does inking with the Surface Pen. The video even shows the shortcut button on the Surface Pen working with Windows 10X.
The design and features we see from Windows 10X aren't surprising. We went hands-on with Windows 10X recently. The main takeaway here is how the new version of Windows looks on a current Surface device.
Microsoft won't ship Windows 10X to the Surface Pro 7 or any other current device. Instead, it will only ship with specific new hardware. Windows 10X will first appear on budget-friendly clamshell PCs aimed at education and enterprise. Support for new tablets and other form factors will arrive at a later date.