Native Installation of Windows XP

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  1. computerwiz_222

    computerwiz_222 New Member

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    I managed to install Windows XP Natively on the iPod Touch.

    This sounds impossible... I programmed a simple bootloader app and then I made necessary drivers for the important parts of the iPod touch. Windows XP is thinking it is running on a PC with an ARM processor and a 7.something gb hard drive.

    It is not too slow, but since the ARM processor does not support the same instruction sets as a standard CPU, the ipod must "emulate" them.

    Check it out!

    Video Proof!
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  2. bgmrk

    bgmrk New Member

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    wow so you can boot into apple's firmware or XP? if so, care to write a tutorial for the rest of us.
  3. ipod69

    ipod69 New Member

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    wow, thats nuts. post a tut?
  4. spinner

    spinner New Member

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    Ummmm, hello! This is some epic sh*t! How about makin this into an app?! Please!!
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    sammycankickyou New Member

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    thats pretty cool.
    you should make a tutorial to let others try this.
  6. bgmrk

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    i doubt it would be an app. You would have to load the bootloader onto, then get a cd imagine of XP, and put that on there, boot into the CD, and install it to a partition (apparently 7 gb partition), then install it using a proper cd key. Boot back into ipod, delete CD image, then boot into XP and set it all up.
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    Shenanigans.

    My deconstruction of the video:

    1. Why isn't the video longer? With something as obviously epic as this, you'd think you'd want to show as much proof as possible.

    2. The initialization phase only seems to load half a dozen support files. A real XP installation loads several dozen.

    3. If you are showing a fresh installation, why are there no default icons on the desktop?

    4. Why does Windows Media Player highlight on the Start menu before you've actually tapped the screen?

    5. How did Windows find proper video drivers to run in 16-bit? The Touch does not use any standard, supported video chipset that Windows would recognize, to say nothing of the sound hardware.

    6. How would the pop-up keyboard be available when it's part of Darwin, not BIOS?


    My conclusion: Photoshop and video compositing; the linked video is ... well, a video of a video.
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  8. kenney69

    kenney69 New Member

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    I think it's some edited video.
  9. Relief

    Relief New Member

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    Video of a video.
  10. KaeMarie

    KaeMarie New Member

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    i noticed the same thing about windows media player.

    come on people.

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