Developers successfully deployed Windows 11 ARM version on Raspberry Pi/Mi 8/OnePlus 6T
Microsoft has provided support for Raspberry Pi single-board computers since Windows 10, and the low-power IoT special edition provided by Microsoft can be installed on the Raspberry Pi.
It’s just that the Internet of Things version can’t run desktop applications, so the practical use is limited, especially for Raspberry Pi desktop users, a complete operating system is more important.
Now some developers have successfully deployed Windows 11 ARM version on Raspberry Pi 4B, which is a complete operating system that supports all major functions.
The installation process of Windows 11 on the Raspberry Pi is the same as the installation process on an ordinary computer. You need to bypass Microsoft’s restrictions on security chips during installation.
After all, the Raspberry Pi does not have a security chip and security firmware, so if you install it directly, it will prompt an error. After bypassing, the entire installation process can be easily started without any difficulty.
The image file used by the developer is the Windows 11 Dev Build 22000.51 on ARM image file downloaded from the UUPDUMP platform.
Raspberry Pi 4B uses Broadcom BCM2711 based on ARM Cortex-A72 core, and its performance is more than enough to run compatible Windows 11.
What’s interesting is that the developer MARIO said that the Raspberry Pi 4B performance seems better after installing Windows 11, and it is smoother than the Windows 10 IoT version.
In addition to the Raspberry Pi, there are actually developers who have successfully deployed the Windows 11 ARM Dev version on Xiaomi 8, OnePlus 6T, and Lumia 950 XL.
These devices also use ARM chips, so they are compatible with Windows 11. Although they are successfully installed, some functions may not work properly.
Of course, this also shows that both TPM 2.0 and secure boot are requirements added by Microsoft, and Windows 11 itself does not require these things.
So on the whole, Windows 11 and Windows 10 are the same in the DIY field. As long as developers are interested in deploying on target devices, it is not difficult.