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Win7 on Raspberry Pi 4 ?

So I just got my hands on the new Raspberry Pi4 2G Model B and I was wondering if it is powerful enough to run win7 (32 or 64 bit)?

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I would like to use my Pi to run some basic applications in the laboratory (i.e. camera equipment and sensors). Is it possible to install and run Win7 on the new Pi? If anyone has any advice/suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. THANKS!

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Takeshi wrote 08/20/2019 at 17:01 point

You can't because Windows 7 was only made to run on Intel/AMD CPUs. Only versions of Windows that can run on ARM CPUs is Windows 8 RTM and 10. Only other version I can think of, but might be wrong, was NT back on the 90's. Even if you did get a version that supports ARM CPUs you will run into a problem of running software on it due to the CPU being ARM. Windows 10 (ARM Version) has software built in to run software that was made for Intel/AMD CPUs to run on the ARM version of Windows 10. There is a version of Windows 10 that someone ported to the Raspberry Pi 3 (Full version of 10, not the IoT version) but it is useless due to the Pi 3 being low spec.

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Dirac1Delta wrote 08/21/2019 at 06:46 point

Hi Takeshi, Thanks very much for that explanation.  

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