1. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    I have an older, 3rd generation 64-bit Core i5 (3550). My motherboard is also based on an older z87 architecture. So Microsoft's statement that some older 64-bit processors wouldn't work struck a little fear into my heart. Does anybody have any intel (pun totally intended) on whether I will be able to install the Technical Preview?
    10-01-2014 02:27 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I have a 2008-era Montevina(? could be the wrong name) Core 2 Duo with a 64-bit install. It's go for me.

    Although I fear the fact you had to ask it may mean this Preview is not be the best, but that's just the vibe I get from just that post.
    10-01-2014 02:29 PM
  3. Anthony112409p's Avatar
    I have a 2008-era Montevina(? could be the wrong name) Core 2 Duo with a 64-bit install. It's go for me.

    Although I fear the fact you had to ask it may mean this Preview is not be the best, but that's just the vibe I get from just that post.
    I am at work and I won't get home until late tonight. I was only asking so that I wouldn't be wasting my time trying to install if somebody had already tried it and failed.
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    10-01-2014 02:46 PM
  4. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    My guess is that this would apply to first generation 64bit processors. Something like an AMD Athlon 64 from 2003 or the really early core 2 processors from 2004.
    10-01-2014 03:45 PM
  5. koolnaija's Avatar
    FAQ from the preview page


    • Some PC processors and hardware configurations aren’t supported by Technical Preview.
    • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an Internet connection, a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768, and a Microsoft account.
    • After you install the preview, you won't be able to play DVDs using Windows Media Player.
    • If you have Windows 8 Pro with Media Center and you install the preview, Windows Media Center will be removed.
    • The preview won’t work on Windows RT 8.1 and Windows N editions.
    • The preview is not available for Windows Phone.
    • A small number of older, 64-bit CPUs might be blocked from installing the preview.
    • If you're running Windows 7 without SP1, you can only upgrade to the preview by downloading an ISO file. If you install Windows 7 SP1, you can upgrade to the preview by using Windows Update or by downloading an ISO file.
    10-01-2014 05:02 PM
  6. Robbie_Jardine's Avatar
    My laptop has the E-300 APU and it won't install, it just fails at 17%
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-01-2014 05:14 PM
  7. Piedro92's Avatar
    I've got a very first generation of a core i5 on board, and have not experienced trouble here. My guess is that your 3rd generation i5 will do just fine.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-01-2014 06:42 PM

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