Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says
Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows.
A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part of Windows RT's system memory that governs whether unsigned apps can run. Clrokr says the exploit was possible thanks to a vulnerability in the Windows kernel that was ported to Windows RT.
The bad news is this is not a simple exploit and requires significant knowledge of how Windows works, so for now the RT exploit is strictly in the domain of programmers and tinkerers. Even if you got the exploit working, you'd also have to know how to compile legacy Windows desktop programs for ARM processors. It also appears this hack is temporary and would be wiped out following a system reboot.
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