Windows 8 has been discharged formally on 26th of October 2012. When we go to Microsoft Windows 8 page, we get straightforward Windows 8 framework necessities from Microsoft. You will see the accompanying framework necessities:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 and Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) and RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
On the off chance that we look carefully, we’ll see that we require a processor that backings PAE, NX, and SSE2. What are these and how we can check whether these are available in our processor or not? How about we experience the clarification first.
PAE remains for Physical Address Extension. Ordinarily, a 32-bit of Windows introduce may have the capacity to get to 4GB of RAM while basically utilizing just 3GB. PAE empowers 32-bit processors to get in excess of 4GB RAM.
NX remains for No Execute page assurance. NX processor bit enables the processor to help and defend PC from vindictive assaults from programmers and saltines. For NX bit to be set, PAE should be empowered first.
SSE2 remains for Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, which is a standard on processors for quite a while. This will upgrade the security of your equipment against vindictive programming assaults by infections and other malware.
These three are really a no-nonsense necessity for Windows 8 establishment. On the off chance that anybody of them is missing, Windows 8 won’t introduce on your PC. So this must be taken care even before you purchase another permit of Windows 8. There are two techniques to check if these three processor highlights are bolstered by your CPU or not. At last, we will likewise attempt to empower these highlights.
There is a little convenient utility called CoreInfo which gives you a chance to see whether these highlights are bolstered by your processor or not. We should go well ordered and check our processor for bolstered highlights.
- Download CoreInfo tool from Sysinternals. (Direct download link here). Extract the zip file and open Coreinfo.exe through command prompt. If you double click the executable file, it will open and disappear. So you will need to open command prompt and run the exe file from there. An easy way to open the file in command prompt is to first open the command prompt, drag and drop the file to the command prompt window and hit enter.
- This will open a list of features supported by your CPU. You will need to find these three features PAE, NX and SSE2 and make sure they are supported.
- The star (*) in front of each feature in the list will show that your processor supports these features and Windows 8 can be installed on your PC.
On the off chance that you are uncertain of anything, simply download the overhaul colleague for Windows 8 and run it. It will unmistakably let you know whether you can introduce Windows 8 on your PC or not.