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The Windows NT 4.0 kernel currently contains two restrictions that limit the kernel's use to certain processors:
Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server EditionTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.
This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.
Both of these checking routines are disabled when you apply Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6, so Windows NT 4.0 can easily support future processors.
This behavior is related to the processing of the data returned by the KiSetProcessorType() function in the Windows NT 4.0 kernel for Intel-based computers.
Article ID: 238891 - Last Review: January 10, 2015 - Revision: 3.0