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    Default Windows 8 Release Preview installation problem:Your PC's CPU isnt compatible with Windows8

    Hi all,

    I got an message - "Your PC's CPU isn't compatible with Windows 8" error when I tried to install using Windows8-ReleasePreview.

    My specs:
    Its a desktop.

    500gb hard drive.
    3gb ddr2 ram.

    Intel core2duo 2.0ghz processor

    How can i solve this problem and install Windows 8 Release Preview?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Release Preview installation problem:Your PC's CPU isnt compatible with Wind

    This has been discussed many times in this forum. Starting with Win 8 RP MS is enforcing a more strict security with CPU's. Read one article here. You can try the fixes discussed.

    People, read the previous threads. You might actually learn something.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Release Preview installation problem:Your PC's CPU isnt compatible with Wind

    First Check that your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 8

    * Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

    * RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

    * Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    *Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Release Preview installation problem:Your PC's CPU isnt compatible with Wind

    And make sure that your CPU has NX (or XD) enabled. Without this security feature, Win 8 RP won't install, though CP did.

    It's a feature that's been around for some time, though MS is now just enforcing it. On some models, a BIOS update "May" help, but for the inexperienced, get a professional opinion on this, don't chance having an expensive paperweight. Most Intel CPU's can be searched to see if the feature is available.

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