Run Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3

Run Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3

Back to the year that Raspberry Pi 2 was introduced, Microsoft has announced it would support the platform with its slim edition of Windows 10 IoT, which works better on the new 64-bit RPi 3 models. But, what about running the full version of Windows 10 on RPi 3 or 3B+. This is what is promised by the WOA-Project with its new WoA-Installer.  According to Windows Latest, the open source WoA (Windows on Arm) Installer was announced in January following an earlier WoA release for the Lumia 950 phones.

Developer Jose Manuel Nieto Sanchez call the tool “super easy to use” and “no-hassle.” It requires a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or B+, a microSD card (recomended A1 rating) and a Windows 10ARM64 image, which is linked to from the page where you get the download instructions. The installer needs a set of binaries and according to the author:

these binaries are not not mine [emphasis his] and are bundled and offered just for convenience to make your life easier, since this tool is focused on simplicity.

In conclusion the WoA Installer will allow you to run Windows 10 Arm 64 on the RaspberryPi 3 but comes with no performance promises and has yet to be further tested.

Install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 3 (ARM)

You can use this third-party installer if you already have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (or B+) and a MicroSD card with A1 rating. To install Windows 10 ARM on Raspberry Pi 3, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Windows 10 ARM image, WoA installer and Core Packages from here.
  2. Run WoA Installer and go to the Advanced section.
  3. Click on ‘Import Core Package’ option and select the package directly.
  4. After importing, you will be allowed to use deploy Windows option.

Let us know in the comments if you successfully deployed Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi and how this runs?

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