Some Older ARM64 CPUs Shall Be Able to Windows Recall

What to know

  • Windows Recall has already been cracked to run on unsupported hardware.
  • With a tool called Amperage and Windows 22H2 build 26100.712, PCs with older Arm64 CPUs can run Recall. 
  • Once Microsoft releases AI components for x86_64 machines, Recall is expected to arrive (unofficially) on more PCs with existing hardware. 

First revealed during its Windows and Surface AI event in May, Microsoft’s Recall feature on Windows has been considered a privacy nightmare by many. Although the feature is slated to arrive only on Copilot+ PCs with special hardware requirements, Recall has already been unlocked to run on unsupported hardware (without an NPU).

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Tech sleuth Albacore recently cracked Windows Recall to run on devices with an older Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, Microsoft SQ processors, or an Ampere chipset. With a tool called Amperage, which is available via GitHub, you too can now unlock and enable Recall. 

Users who want to experiment with Recall will also need to be running Windows 11 version 24H2 build 26100.712.

PCs with Intel and AMD chips will have a harder time getting Recall to run since Microsoft has yet to publish AI components for x86_64 architecture platforms.

You can, in theory, try emulating Arm64 on an x86_64 PC and unlock Recall, but it won’t be able to do much anyway. In any case, it won’t be long before Intel and AMD bring out their own Copilot+ PCs. Once the requisite AI components for these machines are out, we can expect Recall to be backported fully for more PCs with existing hardware.  

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