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By Midnitte, Senior Member on 14th September 2011, 04:38 AM
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Curious to know whether there would any effort to get windows 8 (once they release the ARM preview) running on the nook color? or if anyone would be interested in this?
14th September 2011, 04:59 AM |#2  
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Curious to know whether there would any effort to get windows 8 (once they release the ARM preview) running on the nook color? or if anyone would be interested in this?

The lack of drivers would make getting Windows 8 on the Nook incredibly difficult, if it'll even meet the minimum specs.
14th September 2011, 03:35 PM |#3  
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Indeed, but minimum specs shouldn't be a problem, they demonstrated it running on a single core 1 ghz with 1gb of memory.
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Indeed, but minimum specs shouldn't be a problem, they demonstrated it running on a single core 1 ghz with 1gb of memory.

1ghz arm or 1ghz atom/x86?

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14th September 2011, 08:38 PM |#5  
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The preview version is only available for x86 and x64 right now. We would need an ARM preview build. I don't know that we'll see that as the ARM version will probably be OEM only (my guess).
14th September 2011, 08:44 PM |#6  
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I wonder if this would be worth the effort. The ARM tablets are likely to be priced below the iPad which makes them pretty affordable. Also, doesn't Windows 8 require DirectX 11 support?
14th September 2011, 08:50 PM |#7  
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The previews I saw had them running on AMD fusion processors running DirectX 11 with 2 GB of RAM. Don't know if it's required or not though.
14th September 2011, 09:32 PM |#8  
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Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

Plan to support ARM in the future but not on the Dev Edition.
14th September 2011, 10:13 PM |#9  
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Check here for Windows 8 running on ARM

http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/14/w...comm-ti-shown/
14th September 2011, 10:44 PM |#10  
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So hopefully they release an arm version of the peview soon, specially since the arm version requires different apps, no?

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15th September 2011, 03:30 AM |#11  
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Forget Windows 8 on the Nook Color, it would be too slow anyway. What we need are

1) New Market fixed for CM7!

2) Ice Cream! Since Honeycomb is not going to go to AOSP this side of he-ell.

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