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Intel® Processor Support for Microsoft Windows® 10


Last Reviewed: 18-May-2017
Article ID: 000006105

Identify the processor in your system. Then see if we have validated your processor to work with Windows® 10.

If you do not see your processor on the list:

  • Consult Microsoft's website for more details.
  • Run Microsoft’s upgrade advisory.
Microsoft may support upgrades on earlier Intel® Processors if the system passes the Windows Upgrade Advisor system review.


Click or the topics for details:

How do I identify my processor and operating system?You can use a utility called System in the Windows Control Panel. It displays information about your system hardware, including processor information.
To get to System:
  1. Press the Windows Press the Windows key.
  2. Press the S key.
  3. Type system to see the operating system and the processor information. In some operating systems, you can press the Windows key and then simply type system.
You can also download and run the Processor Identification Utility for Windows*.
 
How do I determine my processor's generation?
  • Processor generation: The first digit in the four-number sequence.
  • SKU number: The following three digits in that four-number sequence.
Where applicable, an alpha suffix appears at the end of the processor name, which represents the processor line. Learn more about Intel® Processor Numbers.

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Which Intel® Core™ Processors support Windows® 10?All Intel® Core™ Processors with the following codenames are validated to support Windows® 10. Click the appropriate entry below to see a complete list of processors.
Which Intel Atom® Processors support Windows® 10?All Intel Atom® Processors with the following codenames support Windows® 10. Click the appropriate entry below to see a complete list of processors.
Is my Windows 7* or Windows 8.x* system upgradeable to Windows® 10?For systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.x, you can use the Get Windows® 10 (GWX) application from Microsoft to confirm your system is compatible.

Access the Microsoft Windows® 10 Q&A for more information.

The following two questions from the Q&A are the most relevant to system compatibility information:

  • What is the Get Windows app?
  • Why don't I have the Get Windows app?

The table below illustrates Intel’s Windows® 10 driver support by version of the Windows® 10 operating system.  
 

Note Other generations that are not listed do not support Windows® 10 driver
 
Intel® Processor Platform Formerly Known as (codename) Windows® 10 32-bit Driver Support Windows 10 64-bit Driver Support
7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Kaby Lake No Yes
6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Skylake No Yes
5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Broadwell No Yes
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Haswell No Yes
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Ivy Bridge No  Yes**
Intel Atom® Processors Cherry Trail Yes Yes
Intel Atom® Processors Bay Trail Yes* Yes
Intel Atom® Processors Braswell Yes Yes
 

*Intel Atom® Processors (codename Bay Trail) are supported for Windows® 10 32-bit platform with the existing drivers that were delivered for Windows 8.1*. Intel plans to certify Windows 8.1* drivers for the Windows® 10 64-bit platform only.

**Upgrade only

 
Related topics
Windows® 10 support information for Intel® products
Microsoft Windows® 10 specifications