[Tutorial by traxinv]
If you have ever wanted to run windows on your iPad this is as close as it gets. All things considered the remote desktop App is extremely well written and super fast you will hardly ever notice any lag and you can even watch video and play games with almost no effort
Okay. I am going to start by saying this method is far from elegant and if you do it “legally” rather expensive.
- First things first: Download windows 8 developer edition 64 bit or 32 bit both work fine.
You can find the ISO images here
- When that is done you have 2 options.
1 – Install it on a physical computer
2 – Go the Virtual route. (For this tutorial I am going to use VMWare, I am sure you will find other software)
- Setup VMWare and install Windows 8Step: 1 – Download and install VMWare Workstation. Check out www.vmware.com
Step: 2 – Open VMWare and select create new virtual machine
Step: 3 – Select Typical
Step: 4 – Select Install OS later
Step: 5 – Select Windows 7 (Close enough so it should work) You can pick x64 or normal 32 bit.
Step: 6 – Rename the install as Windows 8 and choose a save
Step: 7 – Select HDD size. You can pick what fits your storage space. (20 GB) is enough.
Step: 8 – Click on customize firmware.
Step: 9 – Change your firmware: (This will depend on what kind of system you are running but here is my choices)
Network: (So that splashtop can find this virtual machine)
Step: 10 – Select Finish
Step: 11 – Power On your System
Step: 12 – Install Windows 8
Step: 13 – After you log on. Choose Internet explorer
Step: 14 – Install vmware tools. Click on VM -> Reinstall/Install VMWare tools
Step: 15 – Download the Splashtop streamer here and install and configure the installer. (I Recommend setting up a Security code)
- Next install the app on your iPad
Step: 1 – Look for the app Win8 Metro Testbed – powered by Splashtop (It is quite pricey at $24.99) App Store: Win8 Metro Testbed
Step: 2 – Launch the app
Step: 3 – The app should find the computer that is running the streamer.
Step: 4 – Enter the secure code you entered in Part 1 Step 15