1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I am thinking about buying a windows phone, before I do finalize my decision, I would like to know if it is possible to run windows xp, or windows 7 programs on windows phone OS.
    03-22-2015 04:11 PM
  2. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    I am thinking about buying a windows phone, before I do finalize my decision, I would like to know if it is possible to run windows xp, or windows 7 programs on windows phone OS.
    No that's impossible! You see they are both different OSs , while after windows 10 update you can do that but only for the apps from the store (.exe files are probably not gonna work)
    03-22-2015 04:15 PM
  3. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    No that's impossible! You see they are both different OSs , while after windows 10 update you can do that but only for the apps from the store (.exe files are probably not gonna work)

    Well, playing with a super-lag with CoD on a phone or waiting a month to render a cube on Cinema4D wouldn't be a great idea after all :P
    03-22-2015 04:18 PM
  4. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Well, playing with a super-lag with CoD on a phone or waiting a month to render a cube on Cinema4D wouldn't be a great idea after all :P
    It probably won't 😂
    03-22-2015 04:36 PM
  5. EL620's Avatar
    I am thinking about buying a windows phone, before I do finalize my decision, I would like to know if it is possible to run windows xp, or windows 7 programs on windows phone OS.
    x86 apps designed for windows desktop can't run on windows phone which is made to run modern apps only.
    Rafael Yousuf and xandros9 like this.
    03-23-2015 04:40 AM
  6. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    You need to understand the difference between ARM and x86 CPUs and how the APIs are different between the Windows (desktop) and Windows(phone).
    03-23-2015 05:37 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Everyone here is correct.

    The underlying hardware makes running legacy programs impossible and/or impractical to implement.
    Like how is can't run OSX apps.

    Besides, Windows on a 5" display won't work well.
    03-23-2015 06:45 AM
  8. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    So, what if there is Atom / x86 based Windows 10 phone. Is there any chance that we can run desktop / x86 apps? Even in emulator?
    03-23-2015 07:13 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Look at getting a full desktop version tablet.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-23-2015 01:43 PM
  10. princeegli's Avatar
    No....because windows phone,and windows 10 are not the same OS,not matter what Microsoft calls it
    03-23-2015 01:45 PM

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