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How do I find out if I can install a 64-bit OS on my PC?

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mrpooh3

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Hi,in the windows 10 upgrade section I noticed in the requirements that it says :To install a 64-bit OS on a 64-bit PC, your processor needs to support CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF.

How can I find out if my processor supports these 3 things?

My current processor is an i5-2520M


Edited by mrpooh3, 09 August 2015 - 04:29 PM.

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iammykyl

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Gday mrpooh3.

You havbe a modern processor, so will be no problem with the upgrade.   For peace of mind, run, > The Get Windows 10 app will tell you if you can upgrade to Windows 10.

If you want some technical explanations, read > http://superuser.com...refetchw-and-la

Here is a good clear How To for the upgrade, > http://www.windowsce...tion-windows-10


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thank you


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Your Welcome :thumbsup:

 

Please let us know the results of your upgrade, good or bad.   It is a hot topic at the moment and your experience may be of use to other members.

 

Thanks. 


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