Install windows XP/7/8 on an android tablet?

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GeneralJim25

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is this possible? no, im not looking for some sort of streaming app, which is all google turned up when i searched it. i would like to know if i could put a functional version of windows on the tablet and have it boot into that just like a computer. thanks for your time
 

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well thank u for atleast giving a reason :)

 

Louis Brown

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Actually you are all incorrect, check out the Microsoft Surface Pro, comes with Windows 8. There is a cheaper version called the Surface RT, but it come with a modified version called Windows 8 RT, just some features not available, but that's something you'll have to consider.
 

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and it run on android tablet?
 

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You cannot run windows on an android tablet because the cpu will be arm architecture. This architecture is compatible with w8 rt and android but any other windows requires x86. The surface pro uses an x86 cpu hence it can run windows 8. There are plenty of other tablets that run the full version of w8 but android, like rt, can only use arm.
 

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Just out of interest, why so keen on an Android tablet?
 

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Because that is what the OP asked for.
"Install windows XP/7/8 on an android tablet?"
 

rgd1101

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You would think if someone going to said everyone they are all incorrect would at least read the title of the thread.

 

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You could install windows on an android device that has an intel or amd processor however normally most android devices have arm based processors that does not support windows. You could install windows 8 RT on an arm based device but I doubt if you could find a retail version of windows 8 RT and besides windows 8 RT is not exactly same as windows functionality wise and you can not run windows applications on it so in other words its as good as being an android OS. Your best bet is to find a tablet with an intel processor. The least it will cost you is around $250. That way you can run both windows and android on your device.
 

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-android and windows rt have the same base architecture.
-windows rt will be transformed to x86 with a fw upgrade soon.
-because arm devices have low leveled hardware, there is no possibility of running x64 on an ARM device, x86 will run smooth though.
 

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Well no because many android devices do nit have the ram or the hard drive to run windows 7 but if you are looking for something close to that try onlive desk top you just make an account and it connects you to the windows server privatly

 

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It will soon be possible for a Tablet to run Win 8 or Android.

Intel's upcoming Bay Trail generation Atom CPU will be capable of running both OSes. Android is designed to run on ARM based processors, not x86 based processors. However, Intel developed a software layer which interprets instructions meant for an ARM CPU so that Android can run on Bay Trail.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7314/intel-baytrail-preview-intel-atom-z3770-tested/3

Not sure how much more progress Intel has made with it's "pre-beta" testing. Hopefully it has entered to beta testing stage. Intel is clearly trying to make a single tablet capable of running Win 8 or Android to capture a wide customer base.
 
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