A skilled developer has managed to install the full version of the Windows 10 ARM operating system on Raspberry Pi 3 with a single-board. In case you don’t know, Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers which aims to provide the basic knowledge of computer science. Dutch developer Bas Timmer, a.k.a. @NTAuthority, has brought Windows 10, again its ARM version, to a device that Microsoft already half supports: the Raspberry Pi 3. Unfortunately, Bas didn’t divulge all the details involved in installing and getting the Microsoft latest Windows 10 operating system on the mini PC but its definitely a move in the right direction. Just to be clear this isn’t the cut down Internet of Things version of the Windows 10 operating system which was released by Microsoft, but the fully blown version of Windows 10 desktop edition.
Due to a lack of firmware support, only one core from the four within the Pi 3’s ARM Cortex-A53 can be utilized, and this core is being pushed to maximum constantly. An error message from the Windows installation on the Raspberry Pi mini PC published on Twitter seems to be caused by missing processor instructions rather than any incompatibility with the Raspberry Pi hardware. For more information jump over to the website via the links below.
However what it does show is that the Raspberry Pi mini PC is edging closer to being able to run the Windows 10 operating system and hopefully we won’t have to wait long until the small $35 computer is capable of running the Windows OS with a simple install process. How far this little RPi project will go, only Timmer will be able to say. But it definitely has Windows fans talking.