Developer Gets Microsoft Recall Running on Older ARM-Based PCs

During the Microsoft event on the 21st of May, We got to see some cool new AI tools and features that would help improve and give users a better experience with Windows 11. One of the features that stood out for many reasons was the Recall feature. If you missed out on checking the event, you can read more about it by heading here.

Now, for Recall to work, you will have to have an ARM-based CPU for your Windows 11 PC. If you do not have this, you will not be getting the Recall feature. However, people love tinkering around and the developer of the very popular ViveTool, Albacore has been able to get the Recall feature. Let’s see how that can be done.

Running Recall on a Non-NPU Windows PC

Albacore was able to get the Recall to run on a current-gen ARM64 Windows 11 device. This worked fine on the ARM-based device, simply because the ML models are set to work fine for ARM64 devices.

Microsoft Recall Running on Older pcs

As it can be seen from this video posted by Albacore on X, the Recall function seems to be functioning just as Microsoft had described its functioning during the event.

While watching the video, you might notice some sort of lag. That has nothing to do with his ARM device not having an NPU. The screen recorder simply causes it, so you shouldn’t be having any issues, even if you tried to get the Recall feature on any of your older ARM64-based Windows 11 PCs.

Microsoft puts in the requirements of your PC having an NPU so that the CPU and GPU are not overloaded to perform these tasks. However, it will be time when someone find a way to get the Recall feature functioning on Windows 11 PCs that are either Intel or AMD-based. And when it does happen, it will be interesting to see whether it can function properly or misses out on a few elements.

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