Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    6,792
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked 798 Times in 719 Posts

    New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on Windows 8

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20586...windows-8.html

    Applies mainly to older AMD CPUs.

    Jerry

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to jwitalka For This Useful Post:

    Browni (2013-10-29)

  3. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    12,519
    Thanks
    152
    Thanked 1,398 Times in 1,221 Posts
    Yes, not a nice move by Microsoft.
    Rui
    -------
    R4

  4. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,572
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    I read something on TechNet (but can't find it at the moment) that said this was for security reasons with the trusted computing platform. Could be just a convenient excuse but before 8.1 the instruction was simulated in software. By requiring that the instruction be supported by the CPU code gets removed thus reducing vulnerability.

    NOTE: This does only apply to 64-bit Windows 8.1. 32-bit Windows 8.1 is just fine.

    Joe

  5. #4
    WS Lounge VIP Browni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale, UK
    Posts
    1,650
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 161 Times in 139 Posts
    Cheers Jerry, I see they link to my thread on this forum

  6. #5
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    6,792
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked 798 Times in 719 Posts
    I hadn't noticed that until you mentioned it. Neat.

    Jerry

  7. #6
    3 Star Lounger bassfisher6522's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    373
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 40 Times in 39 Posts
    A great article and good find, it'll come in handy with clients wanting to upgrade with this hardware.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •