UDOO X86 is a Single Board Computer based on the N-Series Intel® Pentium® / Celeron® and x5-Series Atom family of System-on-Chips (SoCs) formerly coded as Braswell, a series of Quad Core SoCs with 64-bit instruction set and very low TDP.
Thanks to the x86_64 instruction set, the UDOO X86 supports the Windows distribution for 32-bit(aka i386, IA-32, x86-32, x86_32) and 64-bit(aka x64, x86-64, x86_64).
We suggest to always use a 64-bit Windows version.
Heads up! Please notice that total amount of 8GB of RAM of the UDOO X86 ULTRA version would be usable only with 64-bit OS. Total amount of memory available with a 32-bit OS depends on the OS itself (less than 4GB, however).
The supported version of Windows are:
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32/64 bit)
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit)
- Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32/64 bit)
- Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7 /8 (32/64 bit)
In the Getting Started section you can find a guide of how to install Windows, the example is based on Windows® 10 64-bit.
The procedure to install a Windows® 7 version is a little different so read the dedicated section on the bottom of this page.
Heads up! The Braswell Processors of the UDOO X86 and the Wi-Fi/BT Intel® AC3168 module are released only few time ago so we suggest to use Windows® 10 64-bit to find all the latest drivers already installed and have all the devices operating properly.
Heads up! If you have issues with the TRRS microphone in Windows® 10 try to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs audio drivers from this page
In order to download the latest updated versions of the Intel® devices drivers (e.g. Graphics HD drivers, chipset, wireless networking) we suggest to download and run the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant for Windows®.
Windows® 7 Installation
Please be aware that Windows® 7 OS doesn’t have native support for the xHCI controller for USB 3.0 port. It will be supported only after installing chipset’s driver.
This could lead to problems during OS installation, since during this phase USB keyboard and mouse will not work, if connected to any of the USB ports available on UDOO x86 board.
It is possible to force the Windows® 7 Support for Keyboard and Mouse on USB ports by entering UEFI Setup utility(SCU) before performing Windows® 7 and chipset’s driver installation.
You can find the Win7 Keyboard/Mouse Support option in the menu Advanced, sub menu Other Configuration:
Advanced ... Other Configuration ... Win7 Keyboard/Mouse Support <Enabled>
Heads up! Windows 7 does not include any driver support for eMMC devices so installation in this storage device is not supported by this OS.