This app allows you to install Windows 10 on ARM on the Raspberry Pi 3
A group of third-party developers have created an installer that brings Microsoft’s Windows 10 on ARM experience to the Raspberry Pi 3, which was spotted by Windows Latest. These developers are the same group of people who got Windows 10 on ARM to run on Lumia 950 and 950 XL handsets.
For those unfamiliar, Raspberry Pis are cheap, simple, credit card-sized, single-board ARM computers with a focus on education and open-source software. Due to its open nature, small size, and surplus of ports and software, it is loved by hardware hackers and DIYers.
Jose Manuel Nieto Sanchez, the developer behind the tool ‘WoA Installer for Raspberry Pi 3’ on the GitHub page of the project says that the tool is “super easy to use” and “no-hassle.”
“WoA Installer is only a tool with helps you with the deployment. WoA Installer needs a set of binaries, AKA the Core Package, to do its job. These binaries are not mine and are bundled and offered just for convenience to make your life easier since this tool is focused on simplicity,” Jose Manuel Nieto? explains on the GitHub page.
The app can be installed on the Raspberry Pi 3 (either the model B or the newer B+). Besides the computer, you need is a microSD card (an A1 rating is preferred), a Windows 10ARM64 image, at least 16 GB of storage, and the latest Core package.
Here’s what you need to do to install Windows 10 ARM on Raspberry Pi 3:
· Download the Windows 10 ARM image, WoA installer and Core Packages from here.
· Run WoA Installer and go to the Advanced section.
· Click on ‘Import Core Package’ option and select the package directly.
· After importing, you will be allowed to use deploy Windows option.
Before the full Windows ARM version, the only way to run Windows on the Raspberry Pi was by using Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows optimized for smaller devices. However, this stripped-down version of Windows 10 is unfortunately intended for developers only.
While Windows 10 IoT is a great choice for developers, but having another version of Windows may make it feasible for use of everyday users.
Gurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT.