1. Extea's Avatar
    Win 7 and Win 8 PROF worked fine with my old .exe-program.
    But Win 10 mobile doesn't start the exe-program.
    What can I do?
    06-12-2016 02:13 PM
  2. djeire84's Avatar
    Win 7 and Win 8 PROF worked fine with my old .exe-program.

    But Win 10 mobile doesn't start the exe-program.

    What can I do?

    Windows mobile operate on the .XAP standard. They don't work .exe.
    06-12-2016 02:14 PM
  3. Extea's Avatar
    Is there an easy way to convert .exe to .xap?
    Just rename it?
    06-12-2016 03:55 PM
  4. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Windows mobile operate on the .XAP standard. They don't work .exe.
    Well, no actually. XAP is the old application package file. The new one is .appx. But appx is still the package file. The apps actually ARE .exes. However, you can't run classic Win32 apps (even though they're .exe) on Windows 10 Mobile, because of the different architecture.
    06-12-2016 05:11 PM
  5. djeire84's Avatar
    Well, no actually. XAP is the old application package file. The new one is .appx. But appx is still the package file. The apps actually ARE .exes. However, you can't run classic Win32 apps (even though they're .exe) on Windows 10 Mobile, because of the different architecture.

    That's what I meant lol. But yes windows phones cannot use .exe applications.
    06-13-2016 05:52 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Win 7 and Win 8 PROF worked fine with my old .exe-program.
    But Win 10 mobile doesn't start the exe-program.
    What can I do?
    As a simple solution, you'll need to ask the original developer to create a Windows 10 app.

    You don't say what the program is. If you do, we might be able to help you find it, or an app that does the same thing.
    06-13-2016 05:55 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    As an analogy, you're trying to run a Mac application on an iPhone, which doesn't directly work.
    TechFreak1 and Chintan Gohel like this.
    06-13-2016 08:40 AM
  8. EspHack's Avatar
    you already run .exe's, just not x86 .exe's lol, get an intel w10 phone and try again
    06-13-2016 10:38 AM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Win 7 and Win 8 PROF worked fine with my old .exe-program.
    But Win 10 mobile doesn't start the exe-program.
    What can I do?
    Are you sure you don't mean Windows 10 desktop? Mobile is the phone one.

    Since you are comparing desktop applications it means you are likely talking about Desktop.

    You can right click on the exe file and find Compatibility mode and select Windows 7 and see if it runs after that.
    zimilaci and TechFreak1 like this.
    06-13-2016 01:04 PM

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