Surface RT running Windows 10

Latest builds of Windows 10 are running on Surface RT, Surface 2, and Raspberry Pi devices. Will this team of developers be able to give a second life to the devices that Microsoft has left behind?

Between demos of ARM-powered laptops and the latest version of Visual Studio supporting compiling desktop apps for ARM there was no shortage of proof that despite Windows RT's end of support, Microsoft continued working on Windows 10 for ARM processors.

Recently, a build of Windows 10 Redstone 3 has made it into the hands of developers through the latest release of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for deploying the OS in corporate environments.

Using that build, a project to bring Windows 10 to ARM devices has emerged, and it is being led by @never_released, known for previously defeating Secure Boot on Windows RT devices.

Earlier today, Sam Pavlovic, one of the developers of the project, shared an image of his Surface RT tablet successfully booting into one of the latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 builds.

So far, the team managed to run a barebones image of Windows 10, which does not yet include drivers for things like Wi-Fi or the touch screen, however, according to Sam, it is only a matter of modifying the image to add the necessary drivers. While this project is still in its early stages, the end goal is to have a complete version of Windows 10 running on ARM devices such as Surface RT tablets and the Raspberry Pi.

The biggest issue right now is lack of GPU Acceleration which makes the UI run unbearably slow. It's doubtful if this project will ever be released to the public.

What do you think about this? Will this be enough to breathe life into all those old Surface tablets? Do you perhaps have your own Windows RT device that you'd like to bring back to life? Let us know in the comments below!