+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows 8 Thread, Installing Windows 8 Pro on Surface RT? in Technical; Hi Guys I have been asked by one of my customers if it would be possible to install the full ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Slough
    Posts
    110
    Thank Post
    21
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Installing Windows 8 Pro on Surface RT?

    Hi Guys

    I have been asked by one of my customers if it would be possible to install the full version of Windows 8 Pro on a Surface bought with Windows 8 RT installed on it!?

    Has anyone had a go at this????? I would be interested in hearing from anyone to see if its been done before i try it!!

    Cheers

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,647
    Thank Post
    229
    Thanked 865 Times in 743 Posts
    Rep Power
    297
    you cant install x86/x64 on an rt they are arm devices they cant understand the code it would be like trying to install windows 8 on an iphone

  3. Thanks to sted from:

    mtillbrook (23rd July 2014)

  4. #3
    jamesreedersmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ruskington
    Posts
    1,167
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 258 Times in 230 Posts
    Rep Power
    78
    No because the RT version will have an ARM processor and full windows wont run on that.

  5. #4

    abillybob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    2,745
    Thank Post
    313
    Thanked 337 Times in 251 Posts
    Rep Power
    211
    Exactly the above ^ The architecture is completely different so therefore it won't work, Full Windows requires a x86 or x64 Processor the Windows RT tablets comes with an ARM processor. You maybe able to get certain Linux Distro's to work on it including Android but thats about all.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Installing Windows XP on Late 2011 iMac
    By ste1988 in forum Mac
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22nd August 2013, 05:38 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29th July 2013, 10:49 AM
  3. Just Installed Windows 8 on an RM Slate
    By Dos_Box in forum Windows 8
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 6th March 2012, 12:15 PM
  4. [Windows Software] Installing xp pro on a new laptop with windows 7 ??
    By klop in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th October 2010, 03:57 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18th January 2010, 06:45 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •