I want run applications x86 on Raspberry Pi 3. Is possible install Windows IoT Enterprise on RaspberryPi 3 ?

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    You cannot (usefully) run x86 applications on any model of pi, period, whether or not Windows IoT works. I am not sure that you mean literally what you've written there though.
    – goldilocks
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 15:31
  • I can Install Windows IoT Enterprise on RaspberryPi3? Commented May 17, 2017 at 15:37
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    Don't think so, if this is up-to-date: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/60857/5538 When I wrote my previous comment I did not realize what the "Enterprise" qualifier meant. If it is x86 only it cannot be used on a Pi. All Pi's are ARM based.
    – goldilocks
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 15:47
  • thanks for you help.. God Bless you.. now I understand all..!!! :) Commented May 17, 2017 at 16:38
  • hi. @goldilocks. I want work a projects with SBC that can run Windows 10 of desktop. you know that SBC´s can run Windows 10 of desktop. see this: youtube.com/watch?v=z5EXNfHYPfQ. you understandme? Commented May 17, 2017 at 19:46

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If you 'just' want to run x86 apps on the Pi, try ExaGear Desktop. It's not perfect, but it might give you what you want.

  • How is the performance on that? I'm extremely skeptical of their website's claims.
    – Jacobm001
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 18:11
  • I want run a app with .Netframework 4.0. I can run this apps on ExaGear Desktop...........?? Commented May 17, 2017 at 20:21
  • Best to ask the ExaGear guys, I'm afraid. I think our experience on here, collectively, is a little low!
    – recantha
    Commented May 24, 2017 at 16:10

No, you cannot run Windows 10 IOT Enterprise. As is, the IOT flavor of enterprise is just a headless optimized version of the desktop version. The enterprise version still requires an x86 processor.

The RPi has an ARM processor which is fundamentally incompatible with your goals.

Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is a full version of Windows 10 that delivers enterprise manageability and security to IoT solutions. It is designed for powerful industry devices used in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. Note: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise is a binary equivalent to Windows 10 Enterprise. (emphasis mine)


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