Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 update introduces Prism, a new x86-64 emulator, enhancing performance for Intel and AMD code on Arm-based laptops. This is crucial as Windows has historically run on x86/x86-64 architectures, and most software is compiled for these. With the rise of dual-architecture Windows (x86-64 and Arm-64), driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, emulation is essential to run traditional x86/x64 software on Arm processors, which use different instruction sets.

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