Microsoft’s ARM-based Windows 10 devices are yet to make it to market, but the company had many excited since the launch. HP, Asus and Lenovo are already onboard, though there devices are yet to go on sale. In the meanwhile, Microsoft has, perhaps mistakenly, published a full list of limitations of these ARM-based PCs, answering questions many had for a while. The information has since been removed, but Thurrot spotted it before Microsoft could get to it.
It seems Windows 10 PCs on ARM will only support ARM64 drivers. So, even though ARM PCs can run x86 apps, they won’t be able to use x86 drivers. Further, x64 apps aren’t supported on Windows 10, while games and apps using OpenGL later than 1.1 may not work. Apps requiring hardware-accelerated OpenGL will not work either.
Next, apps “customising the Windows experience” may not work properly, which may cause issues for those using assistive technologies. ARM-based may also have troubles in running mobile versions of Windows.
The full report can be found on Thurrot.com and answers some important questions users had since the announcement of Windows 10 on ARM.