install windows 7 on samsung galaxy tab 2 (7"/10")

Posted on 2012-08-23
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hello everybody,
is it possible to install windows 7 on samsung galaxy tab 2 (7"/10") ? if yes can you share the instructions on how to do that.
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Bibliophage earned 1000 total points
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The short answer is 'no'.  The long answer is a bit more complicated, but boils down to the fact that the Galaxy Tablets are designed specifically around the linux kernel in Android.   The tablets running Windows 7 are running a very specialized version of 7 - which is very unlikely to be compatible with the same hardware as on the Android tablets.

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ok then, what model of samsung tabs are compatible with windows 7 ?
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rindi earned 1000 total points
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Windows 7 only runs on intel x86 and x64 compatible processors. The Samsung galaxies don't use such processors, so you can't run Windows 7 on them, at least not directly. It may be possible via a virtualizer that runs inside android, but I don't think any such thing exists.

It may be different with Windows 8 which will also be available as a version for use on ARM processors, and the exynos processors used in samsung's galaxies are ARM processors. The problem here will probably be that the ARM version of Windows 8 will only be available to OEM manufacturers in bulk who build such devices and you won't be able to actually buy an ARM version of Windows 8 in a shop or over the internet as a private person.

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There are some Windows 7 Tablets - you can find some links through Microsoft's web site.


One example is the Samsung Series 7 Slate.   Fry's and other sites have the ability to search for tablets by OS - Right now, there's an Acer and a Fujitsu.  Both are much more expensive than an Android tablet, but without the keyboard.

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