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#1 EnglandStan

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:13 PM

Just wondering if it is possible to have a full working copy of windows on a modified XBOX? I have recently aquired a boot disc with Linux GUI for my xbox and was wondering if it was possible to have the same sort of thing for a windows OS??


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Posted 28 April 2006 - 03:27 PM

Windows 98SE only so far possible when emulated under Qemu or Bochs, while running your linux distro. But I also heard MacOS runs as well.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:41 PM

Wrong forum, topic reported.

Running Windows on an Xbox is such an overhyped idea that it gets pretty boring after all these years. The fact that the Xbox-Linux project advertised the Xbox as a 'legacy-free PC' didn't help either. Yes, in theory it might be possible to run Windows 98SE or a more modern Windows on the Xbox. You will need to completely program your own BIOS (IBM-compatible for Windows 98SE or perhaps EFI for the most recent Windows NT-versions) in complete assembly. I do not see anybody doing that soon. Using an emulator isn't an option because of the lack of performance and limited hardware support.

And no, the Xbox 360 will not run Windows natively.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:07 PM

I didn't realise there wa a whole forum dedicated to this tongue.gif

Thanks.




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