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  1. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    So I finally decided to try out Windows 10 on my old AMD FX-60 machine running Windows 7 Ultimate 64. This prompted a "compareexchange128 " error? Really MS? Evidently, if you don't have the "correct" legacy hardware you can't upgrade? Sounds like they really don't want everyone to upgrade. That's a very interesting strategy: Leave out part of your user base. After this, I may hold off updating my newer machines as this seems like unnecessary nonsense from MS.

    P.S. - Sorry for the rant. lol
    04-04-2015 08:47 AM
  2. azcruz's Avatar
    First to try is to update your BIOS. If that doesn't work, had over to My Digital Life forum where they have a patch for this.

    Technically, it's a hardware issue.

    Sent by my Honor 6
    04-04-2015 08:57 AM
  3. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Well firstly, it is a technical preview, so obviously Microsoft does NOT want everyone to upgrade to THAT version.
    Second thing is that it DOES say in the Important notes

    "Some PC processors and hardware configurations aren’t supported by Technical Preview, including a small number of older, 64-bit CPUs, and some 32 GB and all 16 GB devices running a compressed operating system."

    Lastly, you != everyone.

    P.S. you're not sorry for the rant, otherwise you wouldn't be saying this kind of unnecessary nonsense and blaming Microsoft for it.

    Reading saves lives.
    04-04-2015 09:03 AM
  4. Jas00555's Avatar
    This isn't a Windows 10 issue, since compareexchange128 support was dropped back in Windows 8.1.

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

    You may be able to see if your BIOS requires an update, or you could try to install the 32 bit version of W10.
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    04-04-2015 09:08 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    My Windows 8.1 laptop gave me an error this week.

    Really?
    Sounds like Microsoft wants to screw me over with a less than perfect product! I paid for Windows, I deserve 110% operational efficiency! Darn money grubbing suits!

    My old Windows 95 PC doesn't meet the requirements! Sounds like they're trying to screw everyone who owns a PC over! there's no reason that PC shouldn't be able to run 10!!!!

    PS - sorry for the rant. (also, I'm just joking around since the issue raised was already addressed)

    (yea, I'm really salty at the sheer density displayed here. cynicism isn't bad, but there's a point where it becomes less than smart)
    04-04-2015 09:17 AM
  6. juanitoriv's Avatar
    My Windows 8.1 laptop gave me an error this week.

    Really?
    Sounds like Microsoft wants to screw me over with a less than perfect product! I paid for Windows, I deserve 110% operational efficiency! Darn money grubbing suits!

    My old Windows 95 PC doesn't meet the requirements! Sounds like they're trying to screw everyone who owns a PC over! there's no reason that PC shouldn't be able to run 10!!!!

    PS - sorry for the rant. (also, I'm just joking around since the issue raised was already addressed)

    (yea, I'm really salty at the sheer density displayed here. cynicism isn't bad, but there's a point where it becomes less than smart)
    Hee hee. What he said.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-04-2015 09:20 AM
  7. tangledW's Avatar
    Upgrade is not the same as TP participation. Chill your tits.
    JANGEL13 likes this.
    04-04-2015 09:33 AM
  8. 920Walker's Avatar
    That's 9 year old hardware.
    a5cent likes this.
    04-04-2015 09:45 AM
  9. Asskickulater's Avatar
    So I finally decided to try out Windows 10 on my old AMD FX-60 machine running Windows 7 Ultimate 64. This prompted a "compareexchange128 " error? Really MS? Evidently, if you don't have the "correct" legacy hardware you can't upgrade? Sounds like they really don't want everyone to upgrade. That's a very interesting strategy: Leave out part of your user base. After this, I may hold off updating my newer machines as this seems like unnecessary nonsense from MS.

    P.S. - Sorry for the rant. lol
    And its a damn good thing your hardware is unsupported as you are clearly not who this TP was intended for.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    04-05-2015 07:40 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Actually, they do want everybody to upgrade. But I don't think it's reasonable to expect every piece of hardware ever created to meet the minimum requirements. If you have an Apple desktop on a PowerPC chip, 10.5 is as far as you're going. If you're on an Intel single-core, 10.6 is your last stop. Where's the outrage?

    I really don't understand the mindset some folks have that they're entitled to every update from here to Judgement Day.
    04-05-2015 08:32 PM
  11. Jas00555's Avatar
    Actually, they do want everybody to upgrade. But I don't think it's reasonable to expect every piece of hardware ever created to meet the minimum requirements. If you have an Apple desktop on a PowerPC chip, 10.5 is as far as you're going. If you're on an Intel single-core, 10.6 is your last stop. Where's the outrage?

    I really don't understand the mindset some folks have that they're entitled to every update from here to Judgement Day.
    I don't even get what the controversy is. OP can still use Windows 10, he just needs to use the 32-bit version. This entire thing is a non-issue.
    a5cent likes this.
    04-05-2015 09:04 PM
  12. heickelrrx's Avatar
    My Old PC with Core 2 Quad Q9400 Supported. #shocked and it run well in my i7 2670QM Laptop.

    Seriously dude if your hardware isn't supported stop barking. It mean it can't. Or if it can it would run terribly slow
    04-05-2015 09:55 PM
  13. hotphil's Avatar
    ...AMD...
    ​Problem.
    Spotted.
    04-05-2015 09:57 PM
  14. Jazmac's Avatar
    Pump your brakes OP, there is NO upgrade for the PC yet. There is only their beta they are calling a technical preview.
    920Walker and Guytronic like this.
    04-05-2015 11:36 PM
  15. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    ​Problem.
    Spotted.
    Hey!
    You made my CPU depressed now :P
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-06-2015 03:45 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    So I finally decided to try out Windows 10 on my old AMD FX-60 machine running Windows 7 Ultimate 64. This prompted a "compareexchange128 " error? Really MS?
    Relax, it's not MS. That's a bogus message that pops up on PCs being heavily monitored by the NSA. It's to discourage installation of W10 until they have their monitoring system updated for it.
    04-06-2015 05:54 AM
  17. mjperry51's Avatar
    Relax, it's not MS. That's a bogus message that pops up on PCs being heavily monitored by the NSA. It's to discourage installation of W10 until they have their monitoring system updated for it.
    04-06-2015 07:00 AM
  18. excalibur1814's Avatar
    THE OP vanishes...
    04-08-2015 03:11 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    THE OP vanishes...
    "and for his next trick!...."
    a5cent likes this.
    04-08-2015 08:48 AM
  20. Asskickulater's Avatar
    "and for his next trick!...."
    This is the best trick ever
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    04-12-2015 04:40 PM
  21. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Please forgive my absence and thank (most of) you for your feedback. I'm fully aware it's an old PC, really that was the point: to try out Windows 10 on my old PC so there'd be little risk. I believe MS also suggested not to use on your main PC....
    My main point to this thread is that if MS wants Windows 10 out there, then it should be as compatible as it's older OSs are on the same chipsets. This is a valid point: Can't run on Windows 10 on an AMD 939 socket in 64 bit? Really? I'd say that in it's day, the 939 was more popular or at least as popular as any Intel CPU out at the time. I know it's not the end of the world and I'm sure I'll be running Windows 10 eventually on my I7, but I'm really not in a hurry after this, or maybe I'll wait for the official release.
    Last edited by Charles Hinkle; 04-27-2015 at 06:33 AM.
    04-27-2015 06:22 AM
  22. hotphil's Avatar
    939 released over 10 years ago, yes? That seems like quite a way back for a future OS to consider supporting. And let's be fair, MS do always try to do some n-2 compatibility. But guaranteeing support for tech over 10 years old is probably pushing it.​
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    04-27-2015 06:43 AM
  23. ajayden's Avatar
    In its best days my Pentium386 was the pack leader. That does not mean that i can install current versions of Windows on it.

    It is right for us to try Windows 10 but then for any OS we must be aware the hardware that we are installing it on.
    Posted on Lumia 1520 via Taptalk
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    04-27-2015 06:50 AM
  24. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    In its best days my Pentium386 was the pack leader. That does not mean that i can install current versions of Windows on it.

    It is right for us to try Windows 10 but then for any OS we must be aware the hardware that we are installing it on.
    Posted on Lumia 1520 via Taptalk
    Pentium 386 isn't able to run Windows 7 64 bit, the AMD 64 939 is. My point is that Windows 10 needs to be able to support any configuration that Windows 7 can. Why shouldn't I expect this?
    04-27-2015 07:20 AM
  25. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    939 released over 10 years ago, yes? That seems like quite a way back for a future OS to consider supporting. And let's be fair, MS do always try to do some n-2 compatibility. But guaranteeing support for tech over 10 years old is probably pushing it.​
    I know they don't guarantee support. But why wouldn't they include chipset that Windows 7 can support? Seems silly to me that Windows 10 can't but Windows 7 can.
    04-27-2015 07:21 AM
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