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Tools available: Windows 10 runs on the Raspberry Pi 4, huge progress made with the Pi 3

Tools available: Windows 10 runs on the Raspberry Pi 4, huge progress made with the Pi 3. (Image source: Symbolbild)
Tools available: Windows 10 runs on the Raspberry Pi 4, huge progress made with the Pi 3. (Image source: Symbolbild)
While porting Windows 10 to the Raspberry Pi 3 has proven troublesome, the situation with its successor is much better. There is still little productive use for Microsoft's latest OS on the Raspberry Pi 4 yet, though.

A year or so has passed since news appeared online about the possibility of porting the desktop version of Windows 10 to the Raspberry Pi 3. While the project remains experimental, some productive developments have been made since then. According to @Marcino97, Windows 10 is now running significantly faster on the RPi 3, although currently only boards with 1 GB of RAM are compatible.

Apparently, this big should be fixable, meaning that a workable version of Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi ought to be within reach. If you are interested, then you can download the latest build via GitHub.

Moreover, it is also possible to install Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 4. The requisite tools have been published, although you will need some technical knowledge to install on the device. Windows 10 should run about 50% faster on the RPi 4 than the RPi 3 too, albeit because of its newer SoC.

According to Windows Latest, the RPi 4 can currently run Windows 10 on ARM Build 17134 (April 2018 Update). You can follow the latest updates for WOA on the corresponding GitHub page.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-12 (Update: 2020-02-13)
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