Windows 10’s Latest Build Brings Win32 App Support to Windows Mixed Reality

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 15 Comments

Microsoft is releasing a new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insiders today. Build 18329 introduces a number of new features and fixes, though there aren’t any major changes apart from some improvements to Windows Mixed Reality.

With today’s build, Insiders are now able to run Win32 apps within the Windows Mixed Reality environment, which means you will be able to use classic Windows apps while you are using Windows via a Windows Mixed Reality headset. The classic Win32 apps are available from the Classic Apps (Beta) folder on Windows Mixed Reality’s Pins Panel, from where you can launch classic apps like Spotify, Google Chrome, etc.

Today’s build also introduces a nice improvement to the search experience. Users will now be able to see a list of their top apps when they open up search and quickly launch an app from there. This is more of a server-side change, so it may appear outside of this new build too.

Windows 10 build 18329 is available to Insiders in the Fast Ring now. Do note that it isn’t available for some languages — so make sure to check out the official announcement here. 

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