How to Find the Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Core™ Processors





You can find the supported operating system for Intel® Core™ Processors such as Windows 11*, Windows® 10, OS X*,  Linux* OS, and Chrome* OS using the Intel® Compatibility database, and clicking Processor OS Compatibility.

The processor operating system (OS) compatibility site has four sections:

  • Intel® Core™ i9
  • Intel® Core™ i7
  • Intel® Core™ i5
  • Intel® Core™ i3

Steps to find the supported Operating Systems for your processor:

  1. Identify your Intel® Processor, or note the processor that you need information about.
  2. Click on Processor OS Compatibility and look for the section matching the brand identifier of the processor (i9, i7, i5, or i3).
    • For example, if the processor is i7-12700KF, look for the processor under the Intel® Core™ i7
  3. Click on Expand All.
  4. Search for the selected processor, you can use Ctrl+ F to search.

The list also shows the Intel® Core™ Generation and the segment whether it is a desktop or mobile (laptops) processor.

Note: If you have any questions related to the operating system support for your OEM (original equipment manufacturer) PC, contact the OEM for support.


The example below shows how to find operating systems for i7-12700KF. 

Find operating systems for i7-12700KF

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