Windows 10: Does Windows 10 home support two physical CPUs? Solved

  1.    24 Jul 2015 #1

    Does Windows 10 home support two physical CPUs?


    Hi,
    Does Windows 10 Home support two physical CPUs?
    Thanks
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       24 Jul 2015 #2

    Hello Ivalls, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows 8.1 didn't support 2 CPUs until the Pro edition, so I would imagine that it will be the same with Windows 10.
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  3.    25 Jul 2015 #3

    Thought so....


    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Ivalls, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows 8.1 didn't support 2 CPUs until the Pro edition, so I would imagine that it will be the same with Windows 10.
    Yeah.... thought that might be the case . I have a HP Z800 workstation with two 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Xeon and 24GB of Ram... but a Windows 7 Home Premium license. Kinda wishful thinking that Windows 10 would solve my problem.

    Thanks
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    EL Capitan
       25 Jul 2015 #4

    Usually that kind of set up is used for a Server, not for a desktop computer, unless you are doing some kind of CPU intense video editing, or using it for CAD.

    Home editions limit you to only 4 GB of RAM. You would have to use a Pro or Enterprise edition to take advantage of that setup.
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  5.    26 Jul 2015 #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    Usually that kind of set up is used for a Server, not for a desktop computer, unless you are doing some kind of CPU intense video editing, or using it for CAD.

    Home editions limit you to only 4 GB of RAM. You would have to use a Pro or Enterprise edition to take advantage of that setup.
    Not quite right, according to Microsoft:

    Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)

    (No listing for Windows 10 yet.)

    I was curious at to what crazy person would run a dual Xeon workstation but balk at buying a Pro license, but I see that the Z800 is old enough to be available cheaply in the used market.

    The cost free option would be to run an Insider copy of Win 10 Pro. Such copies come with expiration dates, so you'd have to put up with periodic Insider updates to keep the machine running, but it's an option.

    I'm not sure that it's possible to enroll in the Insider program at the moment, but I assume that MS will re-open that if it currently closed.
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