Install Windows Applications On Surface Rt

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Install Windows Applications On Surface Rt

Flash on Non-Whitelisted Websites This one's actually pretty easy, requiring nothing more than Notepad and a bit of Ctrl+F magic. - Launch the desktop version of Internet Explorer. Press 'Alt', then go Tools >>Compatibility View Options, and uncheck the bottom box, the one that says 'Update compatibility list' or similar. - Open Explorer, and go to C: Windows Users [youruser] AppData Local Microsoft Internet Explorer IECompatData (you might need to go View, and check Hidden Items). - Right-click, and open the 'iecompatdata' file with Notepad. - Do a Ctrl+F on 'Flash' -- you should get two tags, and.

The Windows RT operating system that runs on Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is handicapped by its incompatibility with standard Windows applications. Smart connections: USB, MicroSD, and wireless One of the smarter design decisions Microsoft made with the Surface RT and Windows RT was to include a standard USB port and drivers that are compatible with pretty much everything.

Install Windows Apps On Surface Rt

In between there, you'll notice lots of site names, sandwiched between and. Just do the same for your site of choice, delete browsing history in IE Metro, and Bob's your Copter-playing uncle. Run Full Windows Programs on Windows RT This is the biggie.

Yes, it is possible to run full Windows programs on Windows RT, but it requires a tiny bit of work. First off, you'll need to use a jailbreak tool to allow non-approved.exes to run on RT. - Download that sucker from. Once it's downloaded, extract (right-click, extract all), then run 'runExploit' as an administrator (right-click, Run as Administrator). - Select option I, and let it do its (very quick) thing.

Once it's done, reboot. - Download the emulator from. - Extract, and run the installer file. It'll install, and then your system will need to reboot.

Once that's done, it should all be running. To run an x86 app, you'll need to go to the start menu, then click on the thing that says 'Run x86 Program'. Point it to the location of the x86 program (they're installed by default in C: x86node Program Files), and hit go. The emulator works by taking x86 API commands and turning them into RT API commands, so there's fairly limited functionality at the moment. Don't expect anything that uses complicated graphics commands, like DirectX11 or D3D to work. You can find a full list of supported programmes. For what it's worth, I managed to get some smaller programs like 7zip and PuTTy running, as well as Age of Empires 2 (with a little bit of fiddling).

Yes, it's a little buggy, and you have to launch programs from the x86 emulator each time, but it's a damn sight better than nothing. Sam Gibbs contributed to this article is Gizmodo's new guide to getting the very best out of your electronics. Every week, we’ll be doing the magic to a different device. Got a bit of kit you want to see pimped up, or think we’ve missed a vital hack? Of Murasu Anjal Software Developer. Let us know in the comments!