Windows 7 Home Premium - Multiple processors?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by CptnJustc, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. CptnJustc macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2007
    Perhaps my Google skills are fail today, but I can't find anything there or on Microsoft's site about whether the Windows 7 Home editions retain the just-one-processor (with however many cores) rule. Anyone know if I'll be able to access all eight cores on my Mac Pro with Win 7 Home Premium?
  2. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    If its not a feature of the business version then all of them have it.
  3. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    If I recall correctly, you won't be able to. I believe Home Premium is restricted to one "physical" processor. Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate can use both.
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    You were correct about six months ago when there was talk about Home Premium only supporting one socket late last year but since they announced the starter edition and the likelihood of dual socket i7 systems being offered they've upped it to two like Pro and Ultimate.

    The differences in the versions are here
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    There really appears to be very little difference between Home P and Pro save for XP mode and some networking things.
  6. CptnJustc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2007
    Ah, excellent, many thanks.

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