Windows RP now released and ready for download, millions of users telahpun install and explore the new features in Windows 8’s. And at the same time it seems many users are having problems when upgrading to Windows 8.
When looking for a solution on google or bing, hundreds of users who have tried to upgrade to Windows 8 to have problems like this at the last setup “our PC’s CPU is not compatible with Windows 8,” although it supports spec computer to install windows 8. According to Microsoft itself, an error (error) this occurs when the processor (CPU) does not support any of the following features: Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX, or SS2.
Users who experience problems may try to activate the feature NX BIOS security settings. If there is, we will look at setting NX or XD lower security tab. And if the option is not available, we may need to visit the manufacturer and update the BIOS to the latest version.
So, Is there a way to install Windows 8 to pass this error? Currently, there is no solution to install Windows 8 on a machine that does not support PAE/NX/SSE2. As we know, the Windows installer contains two versions: installer of commercial end-users and installers. Commercial Installer runs when the PC is booted from bootable media and do not look for the features mentioned above. But according to the information released by Microsoft, if a user tries to alternate versions of the setup (commercial installer) on systems that do not support PAE/NX/SSE2, users will find the same error during the setup process.
NOTE: If you get the same error on a virtual machine, turn on the PAE / NX in the software virtual machine or in the configuration manager.
How to check if the CPU (processor) we support Windows 8
For teman2 who have error “Your PC’s CPU is not compatible with Windows 8” when installing or upgrading to windows 8 windows 8. This problem occurs because Windows requires a CPU feature that supports PAE, NX, and SSE2 before starting the installation of windows 8. Although almost all current processors support this feature, but what’s the harm if we check again whether the processor computer / laptop support fitur2 we mentioned above, the trick is quite simple, just download a small program and then run a command, the program is called Coreinfo can help us to see if the cpu / processor can support to install Windows 8.
Please follow the instructions below to learn how to use the tool Coreinfo to verify whether your PC processor supports PAE, NX, and SSE2.
- Download the zip file Coreinfo tools and extract the file to get the file coreinfo.exe.
- Open the Command Prompt by entering CMD in Start menu search box and hit enter. If you are on Windows 8 CP or DP, switch to the Start screen, type CMD and press enter to start the same thing.
- At the command prompt and enter the full path to the file coreinfo.exe then press the Enter key. For example, if you save the file coreinfo.exe on the desktop, you must type in C: \ Users \ Username \ Desktop \ Coreinfo.exe and press enter.
- Look at the results, check whether the entry PAE, NX, and SSE2. If your processor supports this feature, we will see an * next to the name of the feature, and the characters – if not supported. As we see the picture below, we turn the processor supports PAE, NX, and SSE2.