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Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:41 pm
by Scotty T
Has anyone see this yet? Microsoft is jumping on the ARM bandwagon, wow!

What do you guys think, will this work?

http://www.slashgear.com/slashgear-101- ... -10213086/

Re: Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:45 pm
by Joe Schmoe
This gets posted about twice a week. Welcome aboard, Scotty!

The answer to your question is: Yes, it will work, on suitable hardware.

But not, of course, on the Raspberry Pi. I assume this was posted in the off-topic forum...

Re: Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:48 pm
by Scotty T
OH, haha, sorry if others have posted it.

This big news is that it was released today but I can't find it.

Why would it not run on the Pi? It's and ARM processor with a broadcom card. It's typical hardware.

Re: Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:40 pm
by itimpi
Scotty T wrote:OH, haha, sorry if others have posted it.

This big news is that it was released today but I can't find it.

Why would it not run on the Pi? It's and ARM processor with a broadcom card. It's typical hardware.
No it is not! Windows 8 on ARM is very resource hungry. According to Microsoft recommendations it requires the very latest generation of ARM processors clocked at 1GHz or more, and at least 1GB of RAM - and the Raspberry Pi does not qualify on either of these counts.

Re: Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm
by redhawk
Windows 8 requires an ARMv7 or higher processor the PI is only an ARMv6 therefore not compatible.

Richard S.

Re: Windows 8 on ARM

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:34 pm
by mahjongg
Scotty T wrote:This big news is that it was released today but I can't find it.
This "big news" was known months ago, and it has been discussed to death here that its not ever going to work on a PI, for numerous reasons, one being that if it was Microsoft would demand that no other OS would ever work.