Windows 7 already provides an option to configure its cores using System Configuration Utility (msconfig). This gives us solid proof that it is multi-core supported. But talking about the new OS i.e. Windows 10/8, we are not able to configure the multi-core settings, using the same procedure.
Multi-Core Settings and Support in Windows 10
Now the following question arises:
- Does Windows 10/8 support only a single-core processor?
- Does there exist any method by which we can configure other cores for Windows 10/8?
- If Windows 10/8 is multi-core supported, then how could we prove or configure this?
In this article, we’re going to discuss these questions.
First of all, let us make it clear that Windows 10/8 is already configured for multi-core support.
Actually, the setting for the second processor is optional. If you configure this, as is shown in the image shown below, there won’t be any noticeable changes.
There is also another setting that lies in the all-new Task Manager of Windows. All you need to do is to open the Task Manager and click on Performance. You will obviously see the processing graph for a single processor.
But I wanted to see the graph for multi-core. Since Windows 10/8 supports multi-core, it must be able to display processes for each processor individually. Click on the graph and select Change graph to and then Logical processors.
After selecting Logical processors in the above graph, the graph splits into two processors and shows that Windows 10/8 is already supporting multicore processing. The individual display for each of the processors can be seen.
Here the CPU 0 and CPU 1 are the pre-defined cores and do not depend on whether you configure them or not. But we may see some changes for tablets.
So in conclusion, I have to say that Windows 10/8 natively already by default, supports multi-core, and you do not need to configure them. They are configured optimally.