Windows 10: Which Intel CPUs are compatible?

WindowsWindows 10 is no longer as "hip" as Windows 11, but it might be interesting to have an overview of which Intel processors are compatible with Windows 10. After all, this operating system is still supported in the IoT Enterprise LTSC versions until 2031. A few days ago, Lothar posted a comment "Does my Intel® processor support Microsoft Windows® 10?" in the discussion area (thanks for that) and referred to the article "Does My Intel® Processor Support Microsoft Windows® 10?" from Intel.


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2 Responses to Windows 10: Which Intel CPUs are compatible?

  1. Chris Pugson says:

    Windows 10 can run on hardware dating back 17 years but Windows 11, because of Microsoft's deliberately imposed software limitations, only runs on very recent hardware. Without those artificial restrictions, Windows 11 is probably capable of running on hardware dating back 10 years or more.

    This is a big problem for me and many other older or less well off users of Windows 10. I cannot simply upgrade from Windows 10 to 11 as used to be possible to upgrade from earlier Windows versions to Windows 10. The consequence for me is to have to create a new installation on Windows 11 on new compatible hardware and manually migrate applications and data. This is a barrier that I will find very difficult to overcome and many will be unable to do it and so be forced to remain with Windows 10.

    Microsoft is effectively disqualifying many of its users from continuing to use Windows. For some, the consequences will be disastrous.

  2. Charles Crichton says:

    I run Windows 10 on a 2006 Toshiba Satellite Pro P200 which is equipped with an Intel Core Duo 1.8GHz processor. It runs acceptably well.

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