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Windows 7 on Atom processor


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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

Does the atom processor use the X86 instruction set? In other words, can I install standard programs for the x86 version of Windows on a machine with atom processor(s) running Windows 7 Starter? Or does it use a different instruction set and require programs specially compiled for this processor?

And how many features are missing from Windows 7 Starter vs. Home Basic?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Yes the Atom Processor uses the x86 instruction set, and please see here for the differences: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Hi

Yep x86.

Here is one of the best descriptions of the difference between Windows 7 Starter vs. Home Premium that I usually point people to. (not sure about Home Basic, I don't really see it much).

http://www.brighthub.com/computing/windows-platform/articles/67607.aspx

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