How can you run Windows on an iPad?


Is there a way to run Windows on an iPad? I've been using Office for years, and would like to continue using Office instead of switching to unfamiliar software. Is there a way to use Windows on an iPad?

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Here's an article that covers various ways to run Windows on an iPad.

6 Ways To Run Windows On An iPad

"While the Apple iPad has become the tablet of choice for consumers and business users alike, it lacks certain mainstream tools, most notably Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Windows tablets, at least until Windows 8 models appear later this year, tend to be clunky, but run the full range of productivity software.

Fortunately, if you want to experience the best of both worlds, you don't have to buy two devices, as there are an increasing number of options for people who want to run Windows--in various ways--on an iPad. Here's a look at six potential solutions. "

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There may be other ways, but I think the one that is easiest is OnLive.  It will let you run Office to your heart's content.  It lets you use Windows Server 2008 R2, and for the lowest service tier, it is free.  A better choice in my opinion is to pay for the $5 per month version so you can use Flash, which I think is actually quite nice to have on an iPad, at least until HTML5 supplants it.

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Another option for accessing Windows applications from iPads is Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables tablet users to connect to any RDP host, including VDI virtual desktops, Terminal Server and physical desktops and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

For more info, and to download a demo, visit:

Note:  I work for Ericom

sammy foster
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Since they are in different platform, it is limited, although some features might works but that is what it is. But I hope it will be more compatible on all functions. Charlotte White of iPad case industry is also using the Office for here business too, be she wants more about it.

Matt Harris
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What a stupid question! Buy a windows surface if you want windows. Buy an iPad is you want bling.  Buy an andriod device is you want value for your money.

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