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does Win7 support to be installed on the eMMC card?

    Question

  • I know the Win8 support to be installed on eMMC card, but not sure about Win7.

    Roland

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:01 AM

Answers

  • It can't be possible to run Windows from eMMC or any such kind of cards as data read/write speed is very low and also they have a number of write cycle restrictions. To solve these issues, SSD came.

    Windows 8 supports boot from  USB storage devices that are Windows To Go certified and not all the USB storage devices (and eMMC comes in this category). For more information, refer: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831833.aspx#wtg_hardware


    Balaji Kundalam

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:41 PM

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  • It can't be possible to run Windows from eMMC or any such kind of cards as data read/write speed is very low and also they have a number of write cycle restrictions. To solve these issues, SSD came.

    Windows 8 supports boot from  USB storage devices that are Windows To Go certified and not all the USB storage devices (and eMMC comes in this category). For more information, refer: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831833.aspx#wtg_hardware


    Balaji Kundalam

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:41 PM
  • OK, thanks your reply..

    Roland

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:27 AM
  • You're welcome.

    Balaji Kundalam

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:54 AM
  • Hi Balaji

    Is it possible to create a bootable Win 7 OS image from SD card? If so what are the basic API calls that are needed for communicating with the device? We are trying to create a eMMC bootloader and storage driver for win 7. I understand that Win 7 doesnt provide any support for drivers for eMMC devices. Kindly provide me some inputs here.

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 5:32 PM
  • to run an OS from anything, you need BIOS support

    my netbook has an sdcard reader, but even with large capacity class 10 cards, the BIOS will not recognize it

    so I use a USB stick with >= 32 GB to be able to use the Windows 8 to go feature

    i have 2 corsair 32gb disks that run 8.1 ok, and they are not too horribly slow

    clearly the faster the stick the better


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