Is It Possible To Install Windows On HP TouchPad?

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Article by Raj Chowdary Posted: August 25, 2011

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Many people who have bought the $99 HP TouchPad are now looking at alternate ways to port other Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Android on the system and few anxious geeks have already started working out on porting Android Gingerbread OS to the HP TouchPad and the project with the name TouchDroid is alive and the people behind that are working hard to taste the success.

On the other hand some hackers have succeeded in installing Ubuntu Linux on HP TouchPad and here is the Step By Step Guide For Installing Ubuntu Linux on HP TouchPad.

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When it comes to Windows, it is impossible to port it on the HP TouchPad. The hardware of the TouchPad wont allow you to get the Windows ported and even Microsoft hasn’t released a perfect OS to work on Tablets. Hopefully with the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Besides the support from Microsoft, there is no strong community support for Windows to fall back on when it comes to porting activities. (we are constantly looking out on porting possibilities of windows Mobile OS 7 to HP TouchPad, we will update you as soon as we get some information)

So finally, the best OS for HP TouchPad will be WebOS and besides that Android & Ubuntu Linux will be your messiah.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Shuman August 26, 2011 at 3:12 am

i have succeeded in installing Ubuntu Linux on HP TouchPad using your steps in here thank you for sharing


Raj August 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Glad that we helped u.. :)


Bharath Mandava September 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Nice post dude….


Muzammil September 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Hi, after the release of Windows 8 developer version, would I be able to install it on my touchpad.


Raj September 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

not sure as if now, will update you if its possible..


kim October 26, 2011 at 4:19 am

Thank you for sharing it will absolutely help us through your useful tips.


Edward Murphy October 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I use splashtop and can use win 7 on my touchpad…it is a great app.


MARS December 6, 2011 at 1:21 am

hey edward !!
can you plz help me abt using splashtop and installing win 7???


Anonymous November 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I found this very interesting. As a new WebOS user, I’m more interested in trying to port WebOS to EVERYTHING else. I can’t believe I ever fell in the Droid trap or IOS when this amazing OS was just sitting here in the background. I hope HP continues development and we can get the Pre3 over here in the states.



Ram November 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Haha! Everyone wants to port other OS onto WebOS devices and you want it the other way round? WebOS is a pretty good OS though.


Anonymous November 15, 2011 at 12:00 am

I love it. I even traded my bb for a palm pre. I’m really hopeful that we (HP) will continue development.


Ram November 15, 2011 at 2:03 am

We do hope HP does continue the development. WebOS is good!!


William R. Cousert December 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

Does anyone remember the Magic Sack cartridge? It was a Macintosh emulator created for the Atari ST. It had sockets for real Macintosh ROMs and could run most Macintosh software that was available at the time. There were a few problems, especially with the floppy disk format used by the Mac at the time, but overall it worked okay.

Is there anything comparable to this for Android tablets? Is there any way to get iOS to run on an Android tablet?

I fully understand that it would not be sanctioned by Apple and would probably not have access to the App Store. If it could use apps purchased from Cydia, that would be good enough for me.

Is something like this even remotely possible?


Corey Davis December 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Could you guys look into placing iOS onto an HP Touchpad? I’ve been scouring the internet, and I’m not sure if its possible


Mark Thomas December 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

No chance.


Ram December 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm

We think that’s not possible Corey. iOS is not open source and moreover, Apple will come real hard at you if you tinker with iOS.


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