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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

According to the minimum requirements specified on the Windows IoT core page it might seem possible, but I'm not sure.

  • For anyone coming here for the Pi Zero W: It uses the same chip as the original Pi Zero. – poke Jun 5 '17 at 13:38
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No, Windows 10 IoT requires the Pi 2's ARM 7 multicore chip (BCM 2836).

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    is this temporary, such as a lack of drivers or something like this, or is there a permanent blocker such as not meeting hardware requirements? – Andrei Rînea Dec 19 '15 at 14:15
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    @AndreiRînea Most vendors consider ARMv6 too rare or too old to support. Microsoft is not alone : See Answer 7 here – flakeshake Dec 24 '15 at 18:33
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    @mawg same chip same issue. – Steve Robillard Mar 15 '17 at 20:21
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    I don't know about the orange Pi, but the MS IOT site or the Orange Pi forums might have an answer – Steve Robillard Mar 15 '17 at 20:26
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    @Mawg That is great, but remember that questions about the Orange Pi are off topic here per the sites FAQ. – Steve Robillard Mar 15 '17 at 20:41
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No, it won't run on Pi Zero. It's because of the hardware. The Pi zero and the first-generation Pis (BCM2835) use ARMv6. The Pi2 (BCM2836) uses ARMv7.

Windows 10 IoT Core needs ARMv7.

If I'm going to explain it to a layman, I'll say "The CPU is different".

  • ehhh!, why is the CPU different? or why not have a zero with the same CPU? – Eric Schneider Apr 3 '18 at 15:20
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    @eschneider ¯_(ツ)_/¯ – PNDA Apr 3 '18 at 16:09
  • @Gene haha, that was funny – Milan Maharjan Apr 8 at 17:40

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