More evidence of Microsoft’s innovative Windows Core OS spotted

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Microsoft’s rumored modular Windows Core OS, a version of Windows 10 that could run on dual-screen devices, looks even more likely, with references to the highly anticipated software being found in Microsoft’s very own support pages.

The eagle-eyed reporters over at Windows Latest (opens in new tab) spotted references to Windows Core OS in Microsoft’s own support documentation (opens in new tab), which – crucially – is the fist time we’ve seen Microsoft refer to the software using that name.

The document has been knocking about since April 19, 2019, so it seems that Microsoft’s sly references to the new software have gone unnoticed until now.

Coming to a dual-screen near you?

With the existence – and name – of Windows Core OS seemingly being confirmed by Microsoft itself, we could see the first device running the software very soon.

Microsoft is holding a Surface hardware event on October 2, and there are rumors that the company will show off a dual-screen Surface – codenamed Surface Centaurus – at the event. If Microsoft does indeed show off a dual-screen device, it’s pretty likely that it will be running Windows Core OS.

We’ll be at the event ourselves, so keep an eye out for our hands-on reviews of all the new hardware Microsoft shows off.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.