1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    There are a few app/programs I want to run on my phone because there is no app in store. But they wont run. Any suggestions.
    12-25-2015 03:52 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Its not exactly for your situation, but this article is worth reading:

    x86/x64 vs ARM: What?s the difference anyhow? | The walkerb.net Blog

    Same story. EXEs are in general, for x86/64 Windows and the 950 is ARM based like most other phones.
  3. harihar akhil's Avatar
    Nothing.We cant install win32 programs in windows phone 10 or what ever windows phone OS you are using.
    xandros9 and Saijin_Naib like this.
    12-25-2015 04:21 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Its not exactly for your situation, but this article is worth reading:

    x86/x64 vs ARM: What?s the difference anyhow? | The walkerb.net Blog

    Same story. EXEs are in general, for x86/64 Windows and the 950 is ARM based like most other phones.
    12-25-2015 12:54 PM
  5. colinkiama's Avatar
    It's moments like this where naming your OS 'Windows phone" or "windows 10 mobile" is a bad idea
    12-25-2015 12:58 PM
  6. speccy's Avatar
    They should never have called it Windows, that probably put a lot of people off straight away. Should've called it Metro or something similar. In a lot of peoples eyes, when Windows phones first came out, the name Windows was associated with slow and virus ridden PCs (not really Microsoft's fault that some people can't look after their PCs sufficiently well), but that was/is the mindset of a lot of people. A different name would have put some distance between the phone software and desktop software, I realise that these days, they want the platforms to converge, but back when they first came out, a little distance may well have helped sales-wise more than it hindered. As for myself, as soon as I saw my friend's Samsung Windows phone I was hooked, and have been ever since. Had lots of Windows phones, mostly Nokia but also had a fantastic HTC 8x, have a Lumia 930 (running Win10M) atm.
    emjey and DenisVaden like this.
    12-25-2015 03:06 PM
  7. colinkiama's Avatar
    Lol imagine, "Metro Phone"
    12-26-2015 08:16 AM
  8. Lee Power's Avatar
    Metro wouldn't work for the name in UK, it would just remind people of a truely dreadful Austin Rover car from the 1980's & early 90's.
    Muessig, xandros9 and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-26-2015 08:49 AM
  9. speccy's Avatar
    Austin metro - crap, Rover Metro not so much.
    12-26-2015 10:44 AM
  10. sudakoma's Avatar
    Austin metro - crap, Rover Metro not so much.
    Same crap, different name :p
    eusty likes this.
    12-26-2015 10:59 AM
  11. taymur's Avatar
    Metro wouldn't work for the name in UK, it would just remind people of a truely dreadful Austin Rover car from the 1980's & early 90's.
    HAHAHAHAH, i had a Maestro, loved it... sadly two years ago a drunk taxi driver with a prostitute, got surprised by construction on his side of the road, tried to maneuver, started sliding towards my car and hit it pretty hard.

    my car was disabled, he drove away, i walked out of the car trying to say something to the people around me, extremely focused everything was going in slow motion, my friend was driving in a car in front of me, stopped and came to see what happened, and i was stupidly asking him if i am in one piece, he confirmed.... then time started to speed up to how i normally perceive it.

    really bad day, as an advice out of this experience, try to do good to people around you, and thank god that you can just be.

    now regarding our guests question, sorry, you cant run .exe apps on your 950, for that you still need a PC.

    but i would suggest you write what .exe files you would like to run, maybe people here can help.
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    12-27-2015 12:35 AM
  12. speccy's Avatar
    Same crap, different name :p
    I learned to drive in a Rover Metro, they weren't bad, a step up from any Austin branded Metro, that's for sure. If I remember rightly, they had a pretty smooth 16 valve engine, it was pretty nice to drive.
    12-30-2015 05:33 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    I learned to drive in a Rover Metro, they weren't bad, a step up from any Austin branded Metro, that's for sure. If I remember rightly, they had a pretty smooth 16 valve engine, it was pretty nice to drive.
    Hmm, across the pond we had the Geo Metro back before my time.

    Nearby we got the DC Metro subway.

    I personally think naming the OS Metro wouldn't be the best.
    12-30-2015 07:40 PM
  14. EMitchell's Avatar
    This is actually a good question. During the Microsoft unveiling of upcoming hardware, they talked about using the 950 as a computer, using the Continuum display dock. But if it can't run executable files, it's not really a computer as we would expect a computer to be today. It can surf the net, read emails, and deal with MS Office files, but that's about it.
    12-31-2015 03:09 PM
  15. speccy's Avatar
    This is actually a good question. During the Microsoft unveiling of upcoming hardware, they talked about using the 950 as a computer, using the Continuum display dock. But if it can't run executable files, it's not really a computer as we would expect a computer to be today. It can surf the net, read emails, and deal with MS Office files, but that's about it.
    There are quite a few apps as well that behave differently under continuum to make the best of the larger non-phone screen as well.
    01-02-2016 11:33 AM
  16. speccy's Avatar
    Hmm, across the pond we had the Geo Metro back before my time.

    Nearby we got the DC Metro subway.

    I personally think naming the OS Metro wouldn't be the best.
    You're probably right, but it shouldn't have been called Windows either, as there were no Windows as such, just tiles. Back then I think Microsoft underestimated how much Microsoft and Windows were disliked by the general public. They are slowly starting to turn that around, but it did nothing to help with sales when WP first came out.
    01-02-2016 11:36 AM
  17. tony Stockwell's Avatar
    i wanted to convert the sky store app from desktop to win phone just cant figure out how !!! anyone help ?
    08-07-2016 04:26 AM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    i wanted to convert the sky store app from desktop to win phone just cant figure out how !!! anyone help ?
    If its not in the Store you cannot run it on your phone for the most part.
    08-07-2016 08:42 AM

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