My Intel Paxville CPUs (dual socket) are supported by Windows 8.0 (which patch support ends for on Jan. 12 2016), but are not supported by Windows 8.1 due to a lack of a PrefetchW instruction. This instruction could be patched out with a NOP for borderline CPUs, if Microsoft chose to. So, Windows 7 it is.
Happy [Belated] Birthday, EK/D.J.! Hope it was a good one.
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Missed the party but wishing you belated happy birthday
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