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ZacharyI123
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Windows 8 RT

Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:39 pm

If the ARM incompatibility was the only thing stopping us from loading windows 7 onto our raspberry pis then why can't we load the RT version (for ARM chips) of windows 8 onto our RPi? If we have an iOS of the rt version of windows 8, is it possible to install it on an RPi? If so, how?
Don't be mean, I'm only thirteen 8-)

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Re: Windows 8 RT

Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:44 pm

I believe that version of Windows requires secure boot which the Raspi does not have.
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Re: Windows 8 RT

Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:37 pm

jamesh wrote:I believe that version of Windows requires secure boot which the Raspi does not have.
Not to mention a board support package, and a generation of ARM processor upgrade.

memo
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Re: Windows 8 RT

Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:53 pm

My computer does not support secure boot, and I installed Win 8 just fine

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Re: Windows 8 RT

Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:03 pm

memo wrote:My computer does not support secure boot, and I installed Win 8 just fine
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Windows 8 or WIndows 8 RT for Arm devices? It's the second that requires secure boot and a load of board support package code.
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Re: Windows 8 RT

Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:36 pm

How do you get the BSP anyway ? Don't you need to sign a contract
and give Microsoft some thousand dollars ?


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