CPU Is Not Compatible With Windows 10

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I don’t understand why it says my CPU is not compatible with Windows 10. How can that be? My PC is currently running Windows 8.1 Pro though it is a 7-year-old computer. It contains a 7-year-old processor, how can that update to the latest Microsoft OS. Anything prior to it will just throw error messages.

Answered By 0 points N/A #317650

CPU Is Not Compatible With Windows 10


I read at someplace that Windows 8 or 8.1 OS of CPU ought to naturally be good with Windows 10 as the hardware necessities for all intents and purposes are virtually equivalent.

Firstly we need to check if we had the patch for the windows 10 else download the patch and reboot the PC. If the OS is not updated yet, then we need to check with the hardware settings to ensure if your CPU is compatible with Windows 10.

Prior to continuing to the subsequent stage, we must ensure that our NX bit is set in the BIOS. Else First, you need to enable a setting in your PC’s BIOS that your CPU bolsters PAE, NX, and SSE2 guidance sets.

If it still shows errors then check for a bios update for your motherboard.

Finally, download and install windows 10 for your old PC.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #323172

CPU Is Not Compatible With Windows 10


That method you tried is a good thing to check if your existing hardware specifications are still compatible with Windows 10. Otherwise, you can just check the system requirements on the Microsoft website.

To install or upgrade to Windows 10, your machine should have 1 GHz or faster processor, 1 GB RAM for 32-bit and 2 GB RAM for 64-bit, 16 GB free space for 32-bit and 32 GB for 64-bit, Microsoft DirectX 9-compatible video card with WDDM 1.0 driver or higher, and 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution.

Basically, if you have Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can automatically upgrade to Windows 10. Different hardware components must be checked to ensure there will be no problem after upgrading to Windows 10. If the compatibility check reported a problem with your CPU, it means you need to upgrade your processor.

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