Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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"Execute Disable Bit" is a requirement!!!
by tomchr on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 21:35 UTC
tomchr
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2009-02-01

Microsoft lowered the minimum requirements for Windows 8, BUT I've just read that must have a CPU with "Execute Disable Bit" ability. If not, Windows 8 doesn't support your CPU!!

I just happen to have two T42 laptops with Pentium M 745 Dothans, which I was hoping to use Windows 8 on. Guess, I will be skipping Windows 8 altogether, if this annoying requirement can't be circumvented.

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