I know it's not supported, but is it possible?
I just don't want to spend $1300 and end up with chrome os...
Chances are it is possible, since there are blog posts over how to install Ubuntu on it, so if Ubuntu can be installed, then windows installation should do fine as well.
Also, as far as I know, the hardware (i.e CPU architecture) supports windows just fine.
Anyone tried this before?

  • Your problem will most likely be lack of drivers for all hardware components, not getting Windows itself installed. Isn't there anything else with a comparable price and form factor that you can buy whose manufacturer actually supports Windows and Linux? – Karan Jul 5 '13 at 22:27
  • @Karan the specs appear to represent no driver issues that I can see. It appears to be a standard Intel i5 build... – Austin T French Jul 5 '13 at 22:59
  • @AthomSfere: So no issues at all with obtaining Windows drivers for the touchscreen, touchpad, webcam, audio, Wi-Fi, ...? – Karan Jul 5 '13 at 23:02
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    The tech specs posted on the official page look pretty standard to me, so i assume that other hardware devices are also standard. It's unlikely that Google would manufacture its own specific hardware. – DarrenVortex Jul 5 '13 at 23:48
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    One last thing to point out: If MacBooks can run windows, it's unlikely that the Pixel can't. – DarrenVortex Jul 8 '13 at 8:29

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