If you own Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo device and are feeling a bit experimental this weekend, you can now install Windows 11 on it. Engineering student Gustave Monce has been working to get Windows 11 on the Surface Duo for months, and now has published A guide for dual booting Windows and Android on the original Surface Duo.
neowin grades that you’ll need a 128GB variant of the Surface Duo, and you’ll effectively be installing Windows 11 on ARM alongside the stock Android install. However, if you’re hoping to use Windows 11 as your daily driver, be prepared for almost nothing to work. While Windows 11 boots on Surface Duo, touch controls, networks, mobile data, and cameras don’t work. This experiment is really only for those who want to play Windows and Android on the Duo.
Android and Windows will split the 128GB storage on the Surface Duo to use 64GB each. “Android will boot normally, and you’ll have to use a PC to boot Windows when needed,” the guide by Monce and fellow developer Simone Franco reads.
This is an early preview, but it’s impressive that a developer managed to get Windows 11 to boot on a Surface Duo. Monce has previously worked tirelessly to run full versions of Windows on devices that don’t officially support it. Last year he managed to Windows 11 running on a Windows Phoneand the operating system scaled surprisingly well on the 5.7-inch screen.
If you’re interested in experiencing Windows 11 on a Surface Duo, the the complete guide is available here. Be careful this will likely void your warranty and could brick your Surface Duo, so proceed at your own risk.