Future125
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Arm x32 to Arm x64

Sun May 16, 2021 3:18 pm

Yes! I know that Windows on Raspberry is NOT supported (worproject.ml) but, I want it. I am on a Pi 4B but I do not want to go through the hassle of Windows PE (as said here: https://worproject.ml/downloads). So, I want to get to Arm x64 so I can use the legal way. So, can I convert from x32 to x64. Is this possible?

Many thanks,

Alex

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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Mon May 17, 2021 7:43 pm

Future125 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Yes! I know that Windows on Raspberry is NOT supported (worproject.ml) but, I want it. I am on a Pi 4B but I do not want to go through the hassle of Windows PE (as said here: https://worproject.ml/downloads). So, I want to get to Arm x64 so I can use the legal way. So, can I convert from x32 to x64. Is this possible?

Many thanks,

Alex

Microsoft do not support any version of Windows on the Raspberry Pi SBC.
The information is out there....you just have to let it in.

My other Linux machines: ChromeBox
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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Tue May 18, 2021 9:59 am

Future125 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Yes! I know that Windows on Raspberry is NOT supported (worproject.ml) but, I want it. I am on a Pi 4B but I do not want to go through the hassle of Windows PE (as said here: https://worproject.ml/downloads). So, I want to get to Arm x64 so I can use the legal way. So, can I convert from x32 to x64. Is this possible?

Many thanks,

Alex
AFAIK, there is no legal way to run any version of Windows on the Pi4 (note the Pi4 is a 64 bit device)
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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Thu May 20, 2021 12:48 am

If the guy actually have all the copies of the dll files, and figured out how to install play on linux or wine, he could run his window program.

Because there is not anything really different than that from Windows to Linux.

The raspberry pi os looks like its going through growing pains, but if they did some things that others have to do, the novice user wouldn't be wanting to go back to an OS that one of its creators, don't want to make another OS (Bill Gates).

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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Thu May 20, 2021 1:23 am

Not sure why a first time poster "Wants" Windows x64.
Does the OP "Need" it?

Wants and Needs tend to get mixed up.
Which ARM do you Want it in?
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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Thu May 20, 2021 8:46 am

Windows on my ARM resulted in ...
severe cuts and a visit to A&E :lol:
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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Thu May 20, 2021 10:03 am

Future125 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 3:18 pm
So, I want to get to Arm x64 so I can use the legal way.
That site you mentioned is careful enough to say " legal way of obtaining Windows 10 ARM64 images", even that is debatable but no word about actually using it. For that you need some sort of license which you probably don't have.

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Re: Arm x32 to Arm x64

Fri May 21, 2021 12:46 pm

drtechno wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 12:48 am
If the guy actually have all the copies of the dll files, and figured out how to install play on linux or wine, he could run his window program.

Because there is not anything really different than that from Windows to Linux.

The raspberry pi os looks like its going through growing pains, but if they did some things that others have to do, the novice user wouldn't be wanting to go back to an OS that one of its creators, don't want to make another OS (Bill Gates).
This comment really is rather silly. Yes some Windows and DOS programs can be run on a Pi. However, there are a significant number of hoops to jump through, and even once you get everything configured correctly, a substantial number of programs will not run, and a significant number of the ones that do run, will run very slowly. I suspect you know all this, but just want to make disparaging comments, which I don't really understand. If you don't like the hardware (ARM), or the OS (Linux), why bother to be involved with it. Just move on to whatever platform you like.

If you (the OP) want to run windows programs, run them on x86 architecture, on Windows OS. Trying to do so on a Pi 4B, especially if you are not very computer savvy will just create much upset and annoyance.

Yes it can be done, yes it is an interesting challenge for a intellectual point of view, but it is pointless from a practical, get stuff done, point of view.

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