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Windows 7 already offers an option to configure its cores using System Configuration Utility (msconfig). This gives us proof that it is multi-core supported. But when we talk about the new Windows 10/8 operating system, we cannot configure multi-core parameters with the same procedure.
Windows multi-core support
The following question now arises :
1 Does Windows 8 only support single-core processors?
2 Is there a way to configure other cores for Windows 8?
3 If Windows 8 multi-core is supported, how can we prove it or configure it?
In this article, we will discuss these issues.
First let us specify that Windows 8 is already configured for multi-core support
In fact, the setting of the second processor is optional. If you configure this as shown in the figure below, there are no noticeable changes.
There is another setting in the new Task Manager of Windows 8. All you have to do is open the Task Manager and click Performance. Of course, you see the processing graph for the single processor.
But I wanted to see the graph for the multi-core. Because Windows 8 supports multi-core, it must be able to display processes for each processor individually. Click on the graph and select Change graphic to then Logical processors.
After selecting Logical processors in the diagram above, the diagram is divided into two processors and shows that Windows 8 already supports multi-core processing. Individual displays for each processor can be seen.
CPU 0 and CPU 1 are the predefined cores and do not depend on their configuration or not. But we can see changes for the tablets.
Finally, I must say that Windows 8 already supports multi-core by default and does not need to be configured. They are optimally configured(2)
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