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Windows 7: Windows 7 on ps3


22 Feb 2009   #1

windows 7 build 7600
 
 
Windows 7 on ps3

Does anyone know if its possible to install windows on my ps3?
I know i can install ubuntu but is it possible with windows to, here's a link which explains how to install ubuntu on ps3 How-To: Install Ubuntu On Your PS3
if i just replace the ubuntu disk with my windows disk will it still work?

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22 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

I've reviewed the installation steps and it seems pretty simple.

If you're the adventurous type, I'd say give it a spin. Just follow the steps of backing up everything on your PS3 as the tutorial says so if something goes wrong, you can have back up again in no time.

Please do let us know how your experiment goes. I'm sure a lot will also be curious to know what happened
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22 Feb 2009   #3

 

It wont work, the PS3 requires a PPC distro.
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22 Feb 2009   #4

windows 7 build 7600
 
 

hmm lame, I didn't understand a word of that wiki site, but if you say it won't work i guess i'm not gonna try it.
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22 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

In other words, PS3 uses a different CPU architecture, RISC , unlike our PCs which use X86 architecture. Windows is built for x86 - 64x architectures so it won't work on PS3 or any PPC...Ubuntu and other linux distros just happen to have PPC versions, that's why you can only install those.
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22 Feb 2009   #6

windows 7 build 7600
 
 

that makes more sence to me.
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22 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Well Technically you CAN get it to run but it's not going to be Native. See the PS3 does support linux. So if you were to install Linux and then install virtualbox then you would be able to install Windows 7 as a VM on the PS3. However this is kind of cheating but it you wanted to see Windows 7 on PS3 it could be possible. However now that I think of it. The PS3 only has 512 MB of ram so I doubt it would be able to VM. Sorry.. LoL
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22 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

your right linuzo
but its actually less
than 512 counting the hipervisor and the GPU mem.....
it cant be native but it can be emulated....
but how much memory you have its not advised and might be worse than a 5 year old system....
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23 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Doesn't the PS3 run Linux?

~Lordbob
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23 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Doesn't the PS3 run Linux?

~Lordbob
Yes it does as Wiisper shows it has been confirmed that two OS's can be installed in the PS3
YDL (Yellow Dog Linux) and Ubuntu...

as you can read the Cell (CPU) archictecture is based on PPC (you know like the old class Mac OS machines....)

Windows at one did actually support PPC (if i remember NT4 did actually support a IBM PPC)

from then on...
windows has supported the x86 intel architecture and eventually IA64 (which is intels 64 only cpu's but it was dropped as it did not run x86 code good enough) and then the norm (for x64 systems today) AMD's x86-64 ...
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