Dual-booting Windows 11 and Android on the Surface Duo is now possible

by Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Did you know that you can dual boot Windows 11 and Android on the Surface Duo?
  • However, this isn't an easy process and the results might not be to your liking at all.
  • Features such as touch, network, cellular, cameras, and more, don't really work now.
  • Remember that you cannot use the Surface Duo with Windows as your daily driver.
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Remember the original Surface Duo? Yes, we’re talking about the device that Microsoft unveiled and launched back in 2019.

You might like to know that now you can actually dual-boot Windows and Android on the original Surface Duo if that’s what you want.

A new Twitter post sheds light on the early results of efforts to bring Windows to the Surface Duo.

That being said, if you happen to own the 128GB variant of the first-gen Surface Duo, you can try installing Windows on ARM alongside the original Android.

Results speak for themselves

However, before you start, know that installing Windows on the Surface Duo is not the easiest procedure, so you need to be prepared for the unexpected and ready for troubleshooting.

The developers provided an easy-to-understand guide with detailed steps but remember to back up all mission-critical data before starting.

We agree the idea of running Windows on the Surface Duo is exciting, but this project is currently at the beginning, which means almost nothing works.

To make you understand better, features such as touch, network, cellular, cameras, and other essential hardware bits and pieces do not work.

Bottom line, you cannot use the Surface Duo with Windows as your daily driver, so keep that in mind before experimenting with your smartphone.

Another important detail is that this project is only compatible with the first-gen Surface Duo 128 GB, AT&T and unlocked, running Android 10 and 11.

If you are ready to try this for yourself, you can find everything you need to install Windows 11 on the Surface Duo on the official GitHub page.

You can also try installing Windows on the 256 GB variant, but the developer says they currently target only 128 GB models.

You cannot use the guide to install Windows on the second-gen Surface Duo, as that smartphone is not supported.

Have you tried this process for yourself? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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