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Install Windows 8 on an Android Stick


asdawin

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Hello fellow techies.

I keep wondering, is it possible to install Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 Preview even on an Android Stick? I'm talking about the Iconbit Toucan Stick 3D Pro.

I believe it has an A8 ARM Cortex dual core 1.0GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

Also about 4 gigs of onboard memory.

Does Ubuntu even work on this thing?

Regards!
 

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strollin

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#2
MS is promising to deliver a simplified version of Win 10 for the ARM processor in the new Raspberry Pi. Other than that there is Win 8.x RT which supports ARM processors but not sure if it supports the one in your device.
 

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asdawin

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I think the RT is limited to a specific generation of ARM CPUs, the ones they themselves put in their tablets.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self-built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3450
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce GTX 770
    Sound Card
    VIA
    PSU
    Corsair CX600
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 200R
    Cooling
    Cooler Master H50
    Keyboard
    Logitech Illuminated K740
    Mouse
    Roccat Lua Mouse
    Internet Speed
    180Mb/s