Jun 7, 2012

Building a processor list for "Windows 8 unsupported processors (0x0000005D)"

After my postings about installing Windows 8 and getting stuck with 0x0000005D (posting 1, posting 2), i tried to create a list with processors which are not accepted from Windows 8 with 0x0000005D:
  • Virtualbox: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4200  @ 2.00GHz
  • Virtualbox: Intel Core2 Duo E6750
  • Pentium 4 2.6 GHz (referenced here)
  • Pentium 4-M
  • Pentium Dual core 2.8 GHz

On this blog the following processor feature are stated as necessary:

  • mmx
  • sse
  • nx
  • pae
  • vt-x / amd-v (<- if you want to run Windows 8 inside Virtualbox)
    This has to activated like shown here (picture from http://www.borncity.com/blog)

If you have the same error, please post a comment with your processor type, so the list can be filled...



  1. Same error for a Pentium 4 2.4GHz in HP d530 USDT. Suspect CPU does not have NX.

  2. Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N2800 @ 1.86GHz (4 CPUs), ~1.9GHz

  3. same fuckin shit in a Pentium 4 2.26Ghz. Cpu doesn't support NX... confirmed!!! (PAE and SSE2...yes)

  4. same with my Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 .... no support of NX .... -.-

  5. Pentium Dual Core T4200 2GHz doesn't support NX (but wikipedia!! says it does!!!)

  6. pentium t4200 2ghz soupports nx, you have to enable "execute disabled bit" in bios

  7. Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz, it's an old piece of crap and doesn't support NX, but it can run Windows 7.

  8. Celeron 2.4GHz, it's an old piece of cr*p and doesn't support NX, but it can run Windows 7 pretty smoothly.

  9. Intel Pentium M 1.5 GHz, cannot install Win8 but it can run Win7