Maximum number of cpus supported by Windows 7

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I do get this question from time to time.

Windows 7 Home edition can support one physical CPU. Cores are dependent on the processor.

Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate can support two physical CPUs. Cores are dependent on the processor.

The better way to think of it it as sockets. Windows 7 Pro can support 2 sockets with quad 4 cores. This would be 8 cores.

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