No, it won't work. What program(s) do you want to run on your Pi? We may be able to help you find Linux substitutes that will do the same job that have been compiled to run on a Pi.
W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:20 pmNo, it won't work. What program(s) do you want to run on your Pi? We may be able to help you find Linux substitutes that will do the same job that have been compiled to run on a Pi.
The only MS system that will run on a Pi is Windows 10 IoT. That is *not* what you think of as Windows. It is an "Internet of Things" system and requires a Win10 PC to work with it. To get to what you probably think of as a "normal" desktop, download and install Raspbian.
As for the somewhat cranky responses above... Yes, this is a frequent misunderstanding of the Pi, but any given person only makes it once. This time of year is one where there are far more than the average number of newcomers to the Pi. My apologies that you got snapped at. Long time posters need to be patient, especially in this post-Christmas environment where many people were given their first Pis as presents. We were all new to the Pi once.
Simple answer, no. The Raspberry Pi is a Linux computer, and the officially supported OS is Raspbian (based on Debian GNU/Linux).
with some limitations of courseoverlord santoski wrote: ↑Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:49 amWindows 7 is a really bulky operating system the newer models of Raspberry Pi may have quad core processors in them but they just lack the power to run Windows 7 in matter that is stable Raspberry Pi is just not meant to run Windows I'd say the closest thing you could get is Ubuntu mate but I haven't even figured out how to install it if you could figure it out please tell me but sadly Raspberry Pi wax the processing capacity and it also Lacks hardware and power to do it depending on what you're planning on using it for you might find that Raspberry Pi can already do that with the operating system that comes as default
addition to that this version of Windows 10 that I'm talking about is extremely Limited but if you plan to do experiments that interact with motors sensors Etc then it's the operating system for you
Operating a computer is a bit more complicated than using a toaster.
As mentioned by others above it is because of microprocessor instruction set not processing power. Windows is designed for Intel x86. The Raspberry pi is based on ARM. they are totally different but the Pi is as powerfull as an old (hum let's say something like 10 or 15 years) x86 computer running Windows.
I research everything I spend my hard earned money on. If you don't, well...
Some of us do research buying a microwave (since you only do that about once every twenty years or so). We did the research and replaced our 1980's Sharp with a 21st century Sharp [brand loyalty wins].Jednorozec wrote: ↑Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:27 pmOperating a computer is a bit more complicated than using a toaster.
If one want's a computer that is like a toaster appliance then go ahead and buy one. I believe Microsoft, Apple, Google etc have a wide range of such toasters to choose from.Why should you expect someone to do research?
You don't have to do research when you buy a toaster - or a microwave - you just buy it, bring it home, plug it in, and it works.
Why shouldn't computers be the same?
Then you're wasting a lot of your time. The point is, you shouldn't have to.HawaiianPi wrote: ↑Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:49 pmI research everything I spend my hard earned money on. If you don't, well...
Please tell me you are joking again.Then you're wasting a lot of your time. The point is, you shouldn't have to.
I feel sorry for you.
You might not do any research before buying a microwave or a toaster, but I would. That way, when I bring it home and plug it in I know it will fit where I want to put it, it will do the things I want it to do, and it won't start tripping circuit breakers. Perhaps be have different ideas about what constitutes "research".
Well...the purpose of the Raspberry Pi is to be educational. Finding out that "computer" is not equivalent to "runs Windows" is certainly going to be educational.