Owners of computers based on AMD, issued in 2005-06., Will not be able to go on a 64-bit version of the operating system Windows 8.1, because of their lack of support CPU instructions CMPXCHG16b.
That sucks for people with computers with AMD processors from 7-8 years ago...
It absolutely sucks for those 2 people^^
Time to upgrade then people.
but if it works well for you then it works well for you. No one should let private companies dictate what you need or what you don't.
Micro$oft trying to control the CPU market now I see... How sad... Also isn't this best suited over at TechSpy?
You're an idiot.
You are very deeply rooted in that bandwagon I see.
I own a Intel CPU and have done for a few years but there was a time when I had a AMD CPU. I know of a few friends with AMD CPU's but because of Micro$ofts stupid 8.1 OS... They will have to suffer with 8(minus the new features)!
Of course, I know exactly how they were forced to replace Windows 7 with a gun to their head. Ballmers gangster like that. Also if you read the article you would see that some Intel Core and Older Pentium products are also on the list. This is clearly about the instruction sets, and not the brand specifically.
I have an Athlon dual core 2.9 Ghz processor. I am running the Win 8.1 preview with zero issues. Anything older than this should stay on XP. I am running 32 bit though (3Gig of RAM).
My next PC will be a surface Pro.
Windows 8, 8.1 is pure trash. I will not use that junk. Now windows 7 works for me in every way so I am good.
You are just another ignorant nitwit who eagerly hops onto the bandwagon of hating on Windows 8 without having tried it at all...
My mother has a Windows 8, and I also do not "get it". Everything is just needlessly convoluted. I just cannot find the simpliest system settings because the thing is so dumbed down, they hid everything. Settings are not where they've been for the last 15 years. Guess i'm ignorant. Don't even get the point of metro, I just go strait to the desktop.
You are an ignorant nitwit who assumes everyone who has anything bad to say about something you like must have never tried it. I have a laptop with Windows 8 and the OS very much sucks arse.
@Mikeyy The old settings things like control panel and others are still there. For the most part, everything you could do in win7 or before is still there. They just changed how you have to start it in what I assume to be an attempt at trying to get that "user-friendly" feeling that OSX has(although I think OSX has horribly user friendliness if you actually know how to use a computer). They also changed the default programs to the "Apps" version of those things which I hate, but a right click lets you easily change that. One nice feature of Win8 is going into Metro, typing what your looking for, and it gives you a list to easily find it. Not as simple as a start menu, but far from complicated. I figured it out on my own within 10 minutes of installing it. Now, I still like having my commonly accessed programs in the start menu, but your experience is because you don't want to spend a few minutes to figure out the new UI. The desktop is essentially the same minus the start menu, which I believe they brought back in 8.1. I do miss widgets though. I liked having the clock up in the right corner that was easy to read, as well my mem/cpu monitor and weather ticker.
@ Mrmackey. Name calling is all you got? I have windows 8 and 8.1 so does that make me ignorant? It is on my wife's tab I cant stand the trash it is. Do you know what else I can't stand about windows 8? It wants to know me; it wants to pry into my private information when it is being installed. Know what else is wrong with it. I does not support legacy drivers and requires secure boot. I don't want a work around I want it to work. It also does not work with my studio equipment let alone the joke of an interface it is. It is clearly misguided, it is bitch to navigate and when I use my PC I want sh1t to get done not having to figure out why I need to roll my mouse cursor to the left to the right to bring up hidden options and a lame arse charms bar. Please! I will not be bound to Microsoft's eco system either. I will not by apps, I do not like micro transactions. I will not spend another 30 dollars to use windows media center when the one I have works just fine. Like I said its trash! I don't want it so move on kid; your lucky I wasted my time responding to you at all with your insulting nature.
@Mikeyy I did dislike Win8 I work with computers 24/7 Win8 is actually fairly easy if you cant find the setting simple go on to metro and simply type the setting in, example "Control panel" comes up instantly you don't even need a search box just type the words of the setting or section of windows you are looking for. In fact by time you have typed "cont" windows has already found control panel for you and you just click I use to have all my windows settings as icon for win8 but it looked very messy so soon as I realised all you need do is go on metro and type any words in without even needing to click the search feature, I deleted them all now every time I want to remove a program I just type "Prog" and windows comes up with programs and features.
Windows 8 has some rough edges, but it's definitely not a terrible OS or some step down from Win7. Then again, I didn't have a huge issue with Vista either. :p
Im pretty sure someone with a processor that old isn't actively updating their OS, and is probably using vista
I have it on my laptop which I believe would fall under this scenario. I only use it now for looking up game walkthroughs nowadays, but my recently purchased Galaxy Tab 3 7" seems like it's more suitable for that. I use an extra Wii U tablet charging station as a stand and it works perfectly.:) I wouldn't actively look to upgrade it since win8 is fine on it, and runs better than Vista, but since the update is free there is no reason not to update it...if I could use it of course.
I know a lot complained of Windows 8, but aren't there a couple of programs you can use to get the start menu back and make it more like Windows 7?. I probably won't upgrade to 8 because i bought 7 when it came out when it was cheap, i think i paid £55 for the retail version of home edition.. which was much cheaper than the overpriced and rather buggy Vista. Plus i can upgrade anything without windows nagging being retail, 8 only has oem versions.
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