Saturday, January 2, 2016

Updating to Windows 10, resolving "NX" imcompatibility

Daughter's "lappytop" eee-pc needed to go to Windows 10 from the Windows-7 that it came with, but the compatibility check in the installed said the NX feature was missing.

The Atom 455 processor has is; there's nothing visible in the BIOS to flip it one way or the other. The answer comes from Tom's hardware poster slashgeek:

Fire up an elevated command prompt by typing "cmd" in Start, right clicking on "Command Prompt" and selecting Run as Administrator. Type the following command in:

"bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOn"

Restart your computer, and try installing Windows 10 again.

That did the trick.  Flashing a new BIOS (another exercise) didn't.

blood cost: none!