Windows 10: Can't update

  1.    02 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't update

    No Windows 10 for me right now. It says my peocessor's not up to spec. AMD Athlon 64.

    This is what it tells me.

    Is there anything I can do short of updating hardware?

    I came across this doing a quick Google search for CompareExchange128.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 1,890
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    This may be more appropriate:

    New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on Windows 8 | PCWorld

    I'm not knowledgeable about this issue, but I believe that your CPU isn't supported by Windows 8.1 or 10. That probably seems odd because it's much more powerful than the minimum requirement for 10, and a lot of the 64 bit instructions in Windows are referred to as AMD64 ones, but I guess that Intel (and the newer AMD CPUs) added instructions that aren't present in your chip.

    I don't know whether it'd be fixable with a CPU swap. I doubt that I'd even try for a PC that old (more than 10 years' I'd guess).
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks bobkn. In doing other searches, I see plenty simply saying my processor doesn't meet the requirements. I'm even seeing that was also an issue for people trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1. You're right, the hardware is at least 10 years old (my video card is an nVidia GeForce 7600 GS AGP card). I was hoping I could make the jump to Windows 10 as it is.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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