So my dad bought this program: http://dslrbooth.com/ will I be able to run it on the raspberry pi 2 b+ running windows 10, the main reason i ask this is because last time we did this we used my Microsoft surface pro 2 and it overheated (from being in the sun, plus it is pure black which didn't help it staying cool) and melted the CPU

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You won't be able to run dslrBooth on the Raspberry Pi. While MS is in fact releasing an ARM 7 variant of Windows 10, the software it runs will still need to compiled for the ARM 7 architecture. dslrBooth has states on it's requirement page that it requires Direct X 9 to run, and since it doesn't specify any systems that have an ARM processor for the core application, I'm assuming it requires an x86 processor as well.

  • ok thanks, also is there a way i could modify it to do that Apr 3, 2015 at 21:30
  • No, there isn't a program that can be ported. Since both the program and it's requirements are x86 based and closed source, there's no way to make it work on an ARM processor.
    – Jacobm001
    Apr 3, 2015 at 21:32

You will not be able to run any Windows specific software on a B+ because there will never be a version of Windows for the B+.

The A, B, A+, and B+ models use an ARMv6 processor. The Pi 2 is different from these in that it uses an ARMv7 processor. ARMv7 is much more common as it is widely used on mobile phones, etc., hence it is not a great stretch for MS to release a version for the Pi 2 only, although they have not done so yet.

If you are thinking of buying a pi for a purpose requiring Windows, I would wait until it is released to see if what you want to do is feasible, since it may not have all the features of the regular version.

  • I already know that it wont work on ARMv6 pi boards and only on the new pi board Apr 3, 2015 at 17:55
  • Sorry -- I saw "B+" and just noticed you wrote "B+ 2". I think it's just "Pi 2" but the form factor is the same as the B+. The foundation made all this a little confusing IMO. Anyway, if you are looking to run a Windows GUI, don't hold your breath.
    – goldilocks
    Apr 3, 2015 at 18:18
  • ok thanks, that sucks because of my surface incident i realy wanted to run it on something else, also i am really hating MS right now my surface that i mentioned in my first post we took it back to them to get it fixed and they said it would take 3 to 4 weeks to fix, the worst part about it is that a project that i was working on for school is still on my desktop and i put over 10 hours into it, and there is a posibility that i may not get my documents back. Apr 3, 2015 at 19:23
  • That does suck. We all -- or many of us, me included -- learn this the hard way: You have have to back your stuff up. This isn't simple and easy no matter how you do it until you get used to doing it. Backing it up a few different ways is a good idea too, "the cloud" (e.g. Dropbox) and a USB thumb drive being two. It may take a few minutes but it is not 10 hours ;\
    – goldilocks
    Apr 4, 2015 at 8:37

No, you cannot. In addition to being a different architecture, there is no GUI in the RasPi Win10. It's pretty much just a shell. Any program that needs the GUI (e.g: Office, and probably DSLRBOOTH) cannot run.

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