Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

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Lorant (Softland)
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Re: Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

Post by Lorant (Softland) »

Yes, in a future version of novaPDF, but unfortunately at lest 8+ months until we'll have a driver for mobile devices.

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Re: Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

Post by B_AIRCRE »

So it has been almost 10 years. Do you have Nova for ARM processors yet?

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Re: Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

Post by Claudiu (Softland) »

Unfortunately we haven't added ARM support, due to the fact that there was very little demand for this and from a technical point of view it would take a lot of resources to add it.
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Re: Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

Post by kiroecke »


the demand for ARM compatibility will increase dramatically the next months/years IMHO. The cause is that, first, the ARM processors from Apple are amazingly fast – and virtual machines running emulations of Windows 11 for ARM shows that the ARM architecture would be a good alternative also for Microsoft rather than Apple.

Anyways, using Parallels ( on an M1-Mac gave me the fastest Windows 11 that I ever seen on any machine. Anything works really fine, even working in complex projects in Visual Studio 2022 (for Windows). I found only one single application that is not running in that environment: it's your novaPDF ... the x86-emulation on ARM doesn't help here.


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Re: Windows 8 RT / ARM Support

Post by steelpython »

Further to above, using MacBook Pro with M2 chip, running professional version of Parallels with Windows 11, working in systems integration on systems dating from the '70s to latest tech. My set up is compatible with everything I have to do and then some, but I am hamstrung by the NovaPDF drivers necessary to generate reports in the vendor software for one device that is critical to completing works.

It's very important that it NovaPDF supports ARM, especially after paying for professional licences for NovaPDF just for one vendor system, only to find it doesn't work on my fully licensed, professional-standard high end system.

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