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I would like to run a windows xp OS on my raspberry. If I try to install it with Win32DiskImager would be able to use? Which version should I try?

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Do you know the minimum requirements for Window's XP? If the Pi meets the minimum requirements you will be able to run XP. –  joan Aug 30 at 15:39
its really a terrible idea –  peterretief Aug 30 at 17:03
Even if you could run Win XP it is beyond end of life. –  Steve Robillard Aug 30 at 19:09
@MatthewMartin no they didn't. They got a QEMU (probably) emulated VM to run windows 98. –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:19
@joan please please don't try and help people. –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:26

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You have not done research.

The minimum requirements for Windows XP are (from Microsoft Knowledge Base):

  • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
  • At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
  • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
  • Sound card

Raspberry Pi does not meet those requirements, due to the fact that the maximum Raspberry Pi specifications are (from Wikipedia):

So, to answer your question: no, you can't.

And please do more research in the future. Do a Google search for Can I run Windows XP on Raspberry Pi, you'll find many topics and answers to them, with the answer: no.

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You seem to have pasted the requirements twice. Also, I seem to remember running Windows XP in 8-bit VGA mode, like 320x240x8, so it at least does support such resolutions. Maybe plain VGA card would be enough. –  Ruslan Aug 30 at 20:42
What the ...? .... what? –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:20
STOP UPVOTING THIS! This is only slightly nearer the answer than the one on the Potato SE website, someone asked if their potato could run windows XP and (I think it was the same guy) posted the XP minimum specifications and said "Even the most advanced potato doesn't match these" - It cannot run, it's not because it's a bad computer, it's because it's an ARM CHIP! –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:26
@AlecTeal Not necessarily. If it had a better processor, it wouldn't work either. –  user20007 Aug 31 at 9:24
Read it again... –  Alec Teal Sep 1 at 0:41

You couldn't directly run Windows XP but you might be able to put it through an emulator. The only problem is that it would really slow.

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Or this. This is why. –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:20

The answer is no. The Raspberry Pi is powered by an ARM processor, and there is no ARM Windows version

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This - seriously. –  Alec Teal Aug 31 at 0:19
There are several Window's versions which run on ARM processors. –  joan Aug 31 at 7:08
@joan *Windows. –  user20007 Sep 20 at 14:15
@william-david-edwards Not sure what you are suggesting. –  joan Sep 20 at 19:00
@joan It's Windows, not Window's ;) –  user20007 Sep 20 at 21:55

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