Change HAL to multi Processor

JMHermes

New Member
My IBM Intellistation MPRO has a 3.8 Gig 64 bit XEON processor (Prescott). The Device manager shows 2 processors, but the HAL is ACPI but does not say multiprocessor, as it should. Also Task Manager only shows 1 thread, and is checked to show separate threads for each processor. It used to show as multi proc & show 2 threads, but long ago... Not sure when it got confused... Is there a way to change the HAL short of re-installing, as that will cause many problems, re-installing software & arguing with vendors to re-issue licenses... (Microsoft... Adobe... etc.) >.<
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
What Windows is this?

Windows Vista and up are always multiprocessor, regardless of what it says and whether or not your CPU is SMP.

Windows XP/2003 will unfortunately require a format and reinstall, no way around it.
 

Abraxas

Active Member
Open msconfig and specify 2 processors in the advanced options. (Make a restore point before you do that so you can restore if it won't boot for some reason.)
 
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