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Windows 7 running on xbox 360

Ok, from what I have read on various site, this question is looked upon with a hostile and demeaning attitude. I simply want to confirm or deny the theoretical possibilities.

Windows 7 running on Xbox 360 Slim. Intention is to have an additional computer to play Starcraft 2 with friends.

Limitations? Drivers?

Power Pc. Why does xbox use power pc if windows is intel heavy?
A stupid question: I thought power pc was a mac only thing but I guess not?

Playstation 3 won't work because of the processor as well, but they don't sell computers using intel so it makes sense. Also, the RAM on 80GB PS3 is less than 512 mb.

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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    Not possible because Windows 7 requires 1GB at minimum and the X-box 360 only has half that, even if it was possible just running windows 7 would use all the resources of the x-box, there would be no way to run a game, especially not Starcraft 2.
  2. One more question then. How do the current gaming consoles get away with using so little RAM? How is it that they can play these games?
  3. Mainly because they don't have to run windows and because they only have X amount of RAM everything made for them is designed to use that amount of RAM.
  4. hivetyrant36 said:
    One more question then. How do the current gaming consoles get away with using so little RAM? How is it that they can play these games?


    Because PCs are running alot of additional things with the OS.

    Also console versions of games are running on the lowest settings with little to no AA. Check out most of the Xbox 360 exclusives they are running in sub HD. There isnt a single shooter on console that runs in 1080p.
  5. I'll Say!! Just look at Reach's edge flexing crap that makes it hard to see on Forge World!

    Thanks for the replies and answering some of my questions guys. I understand a lot better now.
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  7. hivetyrant36 said:
    One more question then. How do the current gaming consoles get away with using so little RAM? How is it that they can play these games?

    The game designers get rid of what they call "eye candy" meaning that the game requires very little to run. The current xbox 360 only had 512Mb of RAM and 10Mb dedicated to video. Also with a tri-core processor at 3.2 Ghz. No way that it would run windows 7. Windows 95 maybe?
  8. It couldn't because the Xbox 360 has a PowerPC CPU and Windows 7 is compiled for x86/x64 CPUs
  9. iplikator3333
    has the right answer. Windows 7 is not running on PowerPC. Of course the OS is somewhere very similar to windows but made for console exclusively. They is no way to do this. Xbox One on the other hand run already Windows 8 but in a way you cannot use it like a PC. Another OS is present to run the games and prevent anyone to use those games on a normal PC. It also gives the impression your game is never closed. Windows shut down but this OS stay up like a mobile OS.
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