Windows 11 is already running on Raspberry Pi 4

Windows 11 is up and running on the Rasberry Pi 4 after the
same team managed to install Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi 4,
as we saw last year.

If you want to run Windows on your Raspberry PI, then
previously, you were required to use Windows 10 IoT Core
version, which offers a basic Windows experience without
desktop apps support as it is designed for low-powered devices.

Thanks to the open-source
project started by developers like Mario, we can now easily
install Windows on ARM onto the Pi. Unlike the IoT Core version
of Windows, Windows 11 on ARM or Windows 10 on ARM offer
full-desktop experience on the Raspberry Pi, and emulation is
supported as well.

Microsoft recently published
Windows 11 Build 22000.51 and developer Mario managed to
get Windows 10 on ARM successfully running on the latest
version of the Pi 4 Model B. As expected, the new version of
Windows offers better performance than Windows 10 on the Pi and
it can run the OS more smoothly.

The installation process of Windows 11 on ARM on Raspberry is
the same as Windows 10 and
instructions can be found in our previous article. You’ll
need Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM and a Windows 11 ARM64
image (which is can be created by converting the UUP image from
the UUPDump platform).

It’s also recommended to use GPT for the new operating
system. Likewise, you may need to
bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement by modifying Windows
Registry during the installation process if you see the error
“This PC can’t run Windows”.

Of course, there’ll be some limitations in terms of the power
of the Pi 4, especially when compared to Snapdragon-powered
Windows on ARM devices, which Windows on ARM is designed for.
However, one of the users who tested the operating system
confirmed that the performance is somewhat better than Windows
10.

The project may not be perfect, but Windows on ARM is slowly
getting better and it’s able to do important computing tasks on
low-end devices like Pi too. Remember that Windows 11 itself is
in the early stages with several known issues, including a bug
where Windows Search may not work properly.

In addition to Raspberry Pi, some developers have also
managed to install the desktop OS on Lumia 950 XL, which
was released back in 2015.

Windows 11 will begin rolling out to existing devices later
this year, with a wider rollout now expected in early 2022.
Initially, flagship products like Surface devices will be
offered the update via Windows Update. Based on the telemetry
data, Microsoft will expand the rollout to include more
configurations.

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