How many CPU sockets is Win 7 licensed for?


  • I don't mean cores. I mean sockets.
    I know XP was only licensed for up to 2 sockets.
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:57 PM


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  • Windows 7 Home systems supports 1 physical CPU, the other two editions support 2 physical CPUs.
    Arthur Xie - MSFT
    Friday, July 03, 2009 8:11 AM
  • Very helpful thanks!
    Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:05 PM
  • Could you point out to where in is this information officialy posted? Also maximum RAM per versions and OS architecture.

    Monday, October 26, 2009 8:06 PM
  • I don't have a link off the top of my head, but home premium supports up to 16GB of RAM. The other versions, I believe support up to 128GB. (more than the average machine can actually slot)

    All versions other than Starter support both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
    Monday, October 26, 2009 9:14 PM