In the announcement, Microsoft says, “x64 emulation for Windows is now generally available in Windows 11,” meaning that you must upgrade the device to the new version before you run 64-bit applications designed for Intel-based systems (pretty much every other app). Although this isn’t good news for many ARM-based devices owners, Windows 10 will continue to support x86 apps using emulation through October 14, 2025. However, you will be forced to upgrade to use x64 apps. The company is not sharing details for the decision since Windows 11 is based on Windows 10, and there’s nothing that can prevent it from adding the x64 emulation. However, it seems to be clear that this might be another part of the strategy to get more devices upgraded to Windows 11. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.