1. Phayo T 10's Avatar
    hey there users, i was asking if it was possible to install windows 7 or 8 or any other OS on Playbook.If there is can anyone post the link.
    06-16-20 05:36 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    No chance. The PB is updated as it going to get and no more.
    06-16-20 08:56 AM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Just like all BlackBerry devices, the PlayBooks boot rom is locked.... no other OS can be installed.
    06-16-20 09:02 AM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    Besides the locked bootloader, there is also the issue that I'm pretty sure Win 7 is not ARM compatible. There was an ARM compatible Win 8 demoed my MS, and I think that's what turned into the short-lived Windows RT.

    But it seems that regular Win 8 won't run on an ARM processor either.

    So, no dice either way.
    06-16-20 09:19 AM
  5. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Besides the locked bootloader, there is also the issue that I'm pretty sure Win 7 is not ARM compatible. There was an ARM compatible Win 8 demoed my MS, and I think that's what turned into the short-lived Windows RT.

    But it seems that regular Win 8 won't run on an ARM processor either.

    So, no dice either way.
    Yeah MS has messed around with so many variants of Windows for mobile devices, and they seemed to always end up abandoning users... like with Windows RT.

    Do wish MS had taken the time to build their own OS for ARM, the whole emulation process for current Windows on ARM is... not idea.
    06-16-20 10:23 AM

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