Hack to run traditional desktop apps on Windows RT detailed

By Jos
Jan 7, 2013
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  1. Microsoft's ARM-based version of Windows is only intended to run Metro-style apps downloaded directly from the Windows Store as well as a pre-loaded, touch-oriented version of Office and IE10. But an enterprising hacker claims to have come up with a...

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    Well... it sounds like they would have to be recompiled for ARM anyway you look at it...
    SNGX1275 likes this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,229   +314

    Although it's not practical at all, that is a damn clever hack.
  4. Opus

    Opus Newcomer, in training Posts: 35

    Damn right statement, though I wonder people have so much time to do this kinda hardcore stuff.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,721   +286

    Doesnt that sort of defeat the purpose then?
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    This is just the beginning. :)
  7. For every effort the corporates take to limit the public, hackers find the backdoors, front doors, loop holes and re'imagine the concepts in such lateral ways they will never win. someone is always smarter. RESPECT
  8. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 783   +85

    And sometimes get sued/jail time lol.
  9. M$ really dropped the ball with their Apple like pricing and limited functionality.
  10. SMarco

    SMarco Newcomer, in training

    This is hardly "hardcore". It's about knowing how things work. Perhaps being an MIT student gives me some sort of bias but this is pretty trivial.
  11. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 230   +7

    I actually thought the guy found a secret ARM dynarec/binary translator, but personally I would have allowed running native executables (recompiled).
  12. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103   +10

    OR, use a different operating system and quit supporting garbage.
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Good job on setting the tone with your first post.



    Yeah, Windows is such garbage, how do corporations ever get work done on them..
     
  14. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 230   +7

    That's exactly what I wanted to say, but couldn't come up with anything at the moment. 1diots I say.
  15. Better, go Linux and forget that bullshit form M$...


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