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Windows 7: home premium sees only one cpu on dual cpu installed


30 Jan 2012   #1

home premium X64
 
 
home premium sees only one cpu on dual cpu installed

I did a search for this problem and I only find from 2009 some answers. Only no one gives a solution to this problem. Someone posted a comparison chart for all the windows 7 flavors and it shows that home-premium can see 2 cpu's. Only mine does not. All other progs have seen the cpu's. I had to reinstall so I installed the home/premium. Is there anyplace to get some info on this please..

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30 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Windows 7 Home Premium only supports one socket and won't support multiple processors.
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30 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Home Premium will support multiple cores on one CPU, but not multiple CPU's in more than one socket.
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30 Jan 2012   #4

home premium X64
 
 

OK, which windows 7 does see two cpu's??

Thanks guys
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30 Jan 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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There is a typo for Home Premium.
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30 Jan 2012   #6

home premium X64
 
 

OK, back to the beginning. I'll have to uninstall and load the ultimate one. This is getting expensive..... Thanks to everyone.....You guys rock
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30 Jan 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If your Home Premium is a retail version you can (transfer it) use it on another PC. OEM versions are tied to the first motherboard they are activated on. I have heard reports that people have manged to transfer an OEM version to another PC. I guess it all depends on what you say to the Microsoft representative when you do the phone activation.
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31 Jan 2012   #8

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Does anyone recommend Windows Anytime Upgrade?
(From the START menu)

I have never used it, but it seems it might make reinstalling everything unnecessary.
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31 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrizBear View Post
This is getting expensive
That's why it is important to do your research before making a purchase. No version of Windows Home/Home Premium supported multiple processors before.

I know people get confused, but they usually over-complicate the issue. Cores don't count as processors. A single core processor and a quad core processor are both one processor. When you look into OS support, you look into the number of CPU's your motherboard has, aka how many sockets.
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