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  1.    10 Nov 2015 #11
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    I'm leaning toward agreeing with Badrobot, It actually would be cheaper to buy a PC (albeit an older one) to play games, check out my system, it runs most games on medium settings at 1080p which is better than PS4 already, and i'm sure there are PC's out there at a better pricepoint with better specs.
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  2.    10 Nov 2015 #12
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)
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    The point here is to find out if installing Windows 10 on a PS4, using any method, is possible. I know the obvious, to buy a new PC. I just want to know. I wish I had a PS4 to try myself, but I don't have, and I certainly don't buy just to test it. Anyone having a PS4 can disconnect the original HDD, put a spare and try. If it doesn't work, then no harm done. Connect back the original disk and that's it. But if it does work, it would be interesting to share the experience here. I know almost everyone on Google says it doesn't work, but the problem is they haven't tried! Just speculating. So I have a remote hope it can be done.
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  3.    10 Nov 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10

    You honestly believe that in the 2 years the PS4 has been on the market this has never been tried, and there's a chance some random person today is now going to pop in a different HDD (which people do all the time) and it might work with Windows or any other OS? You really believe that? Follow your thought process out to the logical conclusion.

    Or are you just trolling? Because you aren't making any sense whatsoever.
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  4.    10 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows

    I'm not messing with my PS4, but I can speculate that it probably is running some homegrown sony version of linux. Back in the days when the original xbox came out, I gandered a bit into it since it was also a PC in that time. Guess what, it also ran linux, an MS version of BSD if I recall. The best I could do is run a hacked version so I could run XBMC for my "entertainment" purposes. Consoles are strictly for console gaming, nothing more. Sure you can view the web and other very simple tasks, but that's all they will ever be capable of. If anyone is going to run windows on a console, it will be on the xbox, but its not powerful enough, and no one will really want to buy a console + pc for $1000+ when it's geared towards casual consumers.
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  5.    10 Nov 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZeeMan View Post
    I'm not messing with my PS4, but I can speculate that it probably is running some homegrown sony version of linux. Back in the days when the original xbox came out, I gandered a bit into it since it was also a PC in that time. Guess what, it also ran linux, an MS version of BSD if I recall. The best I could do is run a hacked version so I could run XBMC for my "entertainment" purposes. Consoles are strictly for console gaming, nothing more. Sure you can view the web and other very simple tasks, but that's all they will ever be capable of. If anyone is going to run windows on a console, it will be on the xbox, but its not powerful enough, and no one will really want to buy a console + pc for $1000+ when it's geared towards casual consumers.
    You don't have to speculate, it's public knowledge that it's running Orbis OS, which is a customer fork of FreeBSD 9 (not Linux). The binaries are specially compiled for it and digitally signed; even trying to run a "regular" version of FreeBSD would fail, much less Windows. There isn't even a standard bootloader for it. The entire premise behind this thread is just....weird
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  6.    10 Nov 2015 #16
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)
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    So the conclusion is that even if we partially install Windows 10 on a spare hard disk using the imagex utility, it won't boot because there is no standard BIOS or EFI in PS4. This is more like it. At least it is a satisfying explanation why it cannot be done. Unlike the usual "It doesn't work" reply.

    I would ask about Xbox One, but the reply would probably be similar...
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  7.    10 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10

    You could ask or you could Google around and find the exact same answer like you could have with the PS4 because, again, these consoles have been out for two years and this has long been settled
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  8.    10 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Can only basically Stream games with an XBOX One to PC http://www.xbox.com/en-US/windows-10
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  9.    11 Nov 2015 #19
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    Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Can only basically Stream games with an XBOX One to PC http://www.xbox.com/en-US/windows-10
    There is a rumor that supposedly they are going to get the games to work vice versa...like being able to play 360 games on a PC...have no idea when or if it will actually happen, but it would be neat. I'm assuming it has to do something with the emulator they built.

    Xbox chief wants Xbox 360 games to work on PC | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb
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  10.    11 Nov 2015 #20
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RTM

    Reverse your thinking. With the similarities between the PS4 and a PC, I'm sure we could (for research purposes ONLY, ) emulate a PS4 on a modern gamer-grade PC.

    I'm not even going to dip my little toe in that sea of litigation, though.
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