Reinstall to enable hyperthreading - registry restore?

By sethbest
Sep 28, 2010
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  1. Hello, I just ordered a new computer and only now while waiting for the parts to arrive did I realize that my current machine (an abit using an Intel Celeron C 2.80Ghz processor) has hyperthreading ability, but it is not enabled in windows.

    I read online that to enable it in windows requires a fresh install.

    My question is if I do a fresh install, enabling the hyperthreading, and then restored my old registry from a backup and program files, would the hyperthreading still be enabled, or would the change mess it up. Also is this whole process even plausable?

    I really just don't want to reinstall the few hundred programs on this machine.

    Will hyperthreading be worth it?
    btw I'm running XP Pro.
  2. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    Just tried to clarify using the details you supplied above (my guess this is yours-Intel Celeron 1.6GHz-2.8GHz Northwood-128) here at Intel and it says "No" in the Hyper-threading column
    It is more of a BIOS change as you are running Windows XP and that OS is capable dealing with the technology/commands

    In answer to the latter question is...


    this what you were aiming for??

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