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s0nido
April 7th, 2010, 02:36 PM
I read an article on the internet once about someone running Linux on the PS3, and I wondered if it was possible, with a RAM upgrade, to run Windows 7 on a PS3?

PokemonRockstar
April 7th, 2010, 02:52 PM
With thelastest update 3.20 you can no longer do that. Also Slim PS3 never could do that at all, only fat ones as it was a option

shot571
April 7th, 2010, 03:01 PM
well geohot is releasing a 'new' firmware to re enable 'other os' or if not re enable if you havent already updated still allow u to go on online. ive been wondering if i culd put windows 7 on my ps3 too. maybe one day

Malice.
April 7th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I would be avoiding the 3.21 update altogether for now, people have been reporting issues related to it.

I, myself don't own a PS3, but doesn't it use a different architecture than X86/X64? If it does, Windows shouldn't be able to run on it natively. If you installed Linux on the PS3 and ran Windows 7 in a virtual box, that would probably be the only way?

donavannj
April 7th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I would be avoiding the 3.21 update altogether for now, people have been reporting issues related to it.

I, myself don't own a PS3, but doesn't it use a different architecture than X86/X64? If it does, Windows shouldn't be able to run on it natively. If you installed Linux on the PS3 and ran Windows 7 in a virtual box, that would probably be the only way?

Most likely... but I don't have a PS3 to mess around with to test this, nor a spare hard drive.

The Silver Prince
April 8th, 2010, 10:32 AM
I don't think that Windows 7 is coming to the PS3 anytime soon. With the new firmware 3.21, no other OS (like Linux) can be installed on the PS3.

Other Tip:
To increase HDD capacity in the Slim, you can simply buy one. The Slim uses a Toshiba Slim HDD. I and few of my mates took apart a PS3 and replaced it with a 500 GB Toshiba Slim HDD. Guys, it worked perfectly!

Zet
April 8th, 2010, 06:17 PM
I don't think that Windows 7 is coming to the PS3 anytime soon. With the new firmware 3.21, no other OS (like Linux) can be installed on the PS3.

Other Tip:
To increase HDD capacity in the Slim, you can simply buy one. The Slim uses a Toshiba Slim HDD. I and few of my mates took apart a PS3 and replaced it with a 500 GB Toshiba Slim HDD. Guys, it worked perfectly!

And now you have no warranty

Melody
April 9th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Oh well. If you're smart enough to take it apart to install a hard drive, you're smart enough to fix it yourself. ;3

But yeah, Sony has really dropped the ball by dropping the Other OS feature.

donavannj
April 9th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Oh well. If you're smart enough to take it apart to install a hard drive, you're smart enough to fix it yourself. ;3

Not necessarily... Sony probably has some proprietary parts in the system, and those would be hard to come by.

Housegoog
April 16th, 2010, 10:44 AM
Cant run linux anymore ps3 discontinued the OS support for hackable issues....
But in theory its possible but Sony would have to colaborate with microsoft to do it and thats never gonna happen!

Alistair
April 16th, 2010, 11:38 AM
The first problem you run into is the processor. Windows doesn't support the PowerPC instruction set, which is what the Cell uses (in addition to additional instructions). The second, and more obvious one is the removal of the Install Other OS option.

So, yeah. It's not possible even with an upgrade. That is, unless someone hacks in PowerPC support.

Ziraider
April 17th, 2010, 05:46 AM
They wouldn't allow windows 7 because microsoft is an competor in the console market.

Kenneth Alog
April 20th, 2010, 05:14 AM
I think Linux is the only one supported..I never saw anyone try to run Vista. And I thought replacing the HDD doesn't void the warranty... it's in the instruction manual on how to replace it.