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Windows 7: How many cores will Windows 7 support?

17 Jul 2009   #11

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The number of cores has always been unlimited in NT, and even the Starter edition will support an unlimited # of cores. The limit that they do impose is the number of CPU sockets, which they cap at 2 for HomePrem and higher and 1 for S and HB. If you want more than 2 sockets, you have to get one of the server SKUs.

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20 Jul 2009   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Do you currently have any OS running on it now?

Throw virtualbox on there and install 7 on there.

I'm trying to set my virtual 7 os to 16 cpus right now to see if it'll work.

Survey says........

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That is a terrific suggestion. I have downloaded Win 7 and Virtualbox to do some testing. Hopefully I can fill any any driver holes with Vista drivers.

Very impressed with how helpful everyone here is. Thanks a TON!
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