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Hacking with the Microsoft Surface Halp! ARM is not giving me a hand in hacking

#1 User is offline Super Egg 

Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:36 AM

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So, my main rig, an HP Pavillion dv4, has basically kicked the bucket. It seems that HP was high as a god damned kite when designing it, and decided it would be a great idea to design the laptop with the exhaust fan leading to the bottom of the system. Seems that it overheats due to the poor ventilation and thus melts some of the solder off the GPU and well, you know....

Anyways, I've got some hacking projects I wanted to work on, and decided to use my Surface tablet to do so. As I went to build my hack, it decided to not build stating "asm68k.exe" can not be run by this PC.

Now, this could be mean two things.

A. The ARM processor can not actually run the .exe because it is written for x86 processors......
or.
B. Microsoft's 8.1 is being a little bitch because the thing is unsigned.

Any help on the situation is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

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Is that a Surface or a Surface Pro? If the former, then your problem is both of your two guesses. A surface pro shouldn't have any issues of the sort.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:59 PM

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Surface. Also, I kinda figured that was the case, but was hoping some wizards on here could help. Oh well.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

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Surface is a different beast than Surface Pro. Surface Pro is basically an x86-64 PC in a tablet form factor, but regular Surface is an ARM-based tablet. The desktop interface on regular Surface is only because the Office team are dicks and refused to (at that time) make a proper version of Office for tablets.

Not much you can really do here! Sorry mang.

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View PostSuper Egg, on 14 June 2014 - 10:36 AM, said:

n for x86 processors......
or.
B. Microsoft's 8.1 is being a little bitch because the thing is unsigned.

It's both. Even if you were to jailbreak the system to run unsigned executables (which was possible on Windows 8.0, but required unlocking on every reboot), you'd only be able to run programs compiled for ARM.

This is Microsoft's modus operandi: Tell everyone that "IT'S WINDOWS, IT RUNS WINDOWS GAMES AND XBOX", even when it doesn't actually run regular Windows programs or Xbox 360 games, in order to convince people to buy it.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:15 PM

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This is why I bought a tablet with an x86 processor, of which there aren't many to chose from.

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Well, thanks for the responses gents. I figured most of y'all would respond as such, but I digress. I have found a "solution"

After hours of toying around, I was finally able to downgrade this tablet to 8.0. Once that was finished, I did the jailbreak and downloaded a x86 emulator.

This of course is nice and all, as now I can compile my hacks. The only problem now is the fact I can only do asm hacks, and am now limited to testing my hacks with the shitty emulators from the Windows Store, as even the x86 emulator has trouble emulating Regen. Oh well, a step in the right direction, right?

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