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Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:07 pm
by 93846
Will it enable the latest security and operating system updates?

Re: Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:43 pm
by The_GTA
You can run Windows 10 ARM64 with support up to build 19041 which has more features and possibly security features than the old W10M build. If MSFT helps us then we could get Manganese builds working aswell.

You ask, why run W10ARM? To be honest your visit to our forums proves that you are curious to experiment but possibly do not want to break your phone. So for an end-user who is able to cross-think to solve the occassional techy situation W10ARM can be a powerful pocket-PC that is able to be a server project, a calling gadget or powerful internet browser. You can even run Linux things on it.

I am glad about anyone who joins our community and shapes this project with us :)

Re: Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:28 am
by Predator
Then, after installing it in the device, will it get updates? I mean, how is the process to update the OS itself, and the process of updating with the functions and fixes of the project?

Re: Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:05 pm
by The_GTA
To update your phone it is recommended to redeploy using WOA.Deployer with knowledge about supported builds because you risk updating to an unsupported build. So it is safe to say that updating by Windows Update should be avoided. Gustave did update his phone using Windows Update though, so it could be possible.

Re: Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:07 pm
by Predator
OK, thanks for your answer. Is there any type of list with the supported and unsupported builds?

Would be better perfoming a hard reset to the device before install W10 ARM? In order to have most free space as posible.

I ask this because, as far as I understood, the W10ARM is installed paralel to the W10M, allowing dual boot, really?

Thank you again!

Re: Why run Windows on ARM on a 950?

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 pm
by gilius
All builds supported except the latest wave of Insiders
I reset my phone using Windows device recovery tool I believe? I then kept running through the updates till win 10 mobile was up to date.
I then unlocked the bootloader using WPinternals
I then deployed an install.wim using WOA Deployer choosing to keep the default split of about 8/18 GB for phone/WOA. That way you've got enough room for recording some videos in the mobile operating and when you switch to wOA you have some space for apps - OneDrive should be on a Micro-SD card (up to about 400 GB) for data.
Once you deploy once you get the very safe developer menu so you can easily switch to mass storage mode
You enable dual boot only after completing Windows 10 OOBE and updating Windows 10 cumulative/security updates.

When I first got my 950 and 950 XL I documented my experiences from start of finish in the very first threads I posted at this forum.