Some Cyrix Central Processing Units Do Not Work with Windows Millennium Edition

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When you try to install Windows Millennium Edition (Me) on a computer that is using a Cyrix central processing unit (CPU), Setup may be unable to finish.
This issue can occur if you are using a Cyrix CPU that is not a Pentium-class CPU. Some Cyrix CPUs are not considered Pentium-class CPUs, and because of this, these CPUs do not meet the Windows Me minimum hardware requirements.
To work around this issue, obtain and install a Pentium-class CPU.
The following Cyrix CPUs do not meet the Windows Me minimum hardware requirements:
CX486 DRx2-20/40
CX486 DRx2-25/50
Cyrix 6x86MX/MII PR233
Cyrix 6x86MX/MII PR300
Cyrix MII 433
Cyrix MII 333
Media Gx Enhanced (266)
For additional information about Windows Me minimum hardware requirements, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
253695 Minimum Hardware Requirements to Install Windows Millennium
For a list of Windows Me system requirements and information about the Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), please view the following Microsoft Web sites:

Article ID: 277788 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 02:55:37 - Revision: 2.3

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