What Processors Support Windows 8* and Windows 8.1*?

All 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel® Processors with Execute Disable Bit support Microsoft Windows 8* and Microsoft Windows 8.1*.

To check if your processor supports Windows 8*, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Intel Product Information.
  2. Select Product (Desktop or Mobile processor).
  3. Select the Product Family.
  4. Select your Product Name. The processor must be 1 GHz or faster.
  5. Go to the Advanced Technologies section. If Execute Disable Bit is Yes, your processor supports Windows 8.

Operating System:

Windows 8*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*, Windows 8.1*, Windows 8.1, 32-bit*, Windows 8.1, 64-bit*

This applies to:

Intel® Atom™ Processor
Intel® Atom™ Processor for Entry Level Desktop PCs
Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ Solo Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop
Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processors

Solution ID: CS-034255
Last Modified: 13-Nov-2014
Date Created: 22-Apr-2013