Will My Computer Run Windows 10?

Windows 10 is here, and you may be excitedly anticipating the promise of a spiffy new Microsoft operating system, particularly since Microsoft is pushing hard for us to update as promptly as possible.

If you are worried whether your computer will run Windows 10, the answer is "yes" if it currently works with Windows 8 or 8.1, and "probably" if it already works with Windows Vista or Windows 7.

However, there is an important note regarding older computers: the hardware must support Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX processor bit (NX), and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2). These are also requirements for Windows 8/8.1.

Microsoft has some additional (technical) information here, along with a quick way to check your current system if you are in any doubt, using the Coreinfo utility.


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