User Guide


Problem: Unsupported Microsoft* Windows* OS

Intel® VTune™
does not support your current Windows* operating system.


In general, VTune Profiler is compatible with Windows OS versions supported by Microsoft, but there may be one update behind the latest major version. Depending on the changes in the OS update, this may cause incompatibility with the VTune Profiler drivers, particularly the sampling driver for hardware event-based collections. VTune Profiler installer detects an unsupported OS and fails to install incompatible drivers. While this can prevent hardware event-based sampling and stack collection, other analysis types using user-mode sampling, such as Hotspots and Threading, can still be run. If the VTune Profiler is already installed when your Windows system is updated to an unsupported version, the data collector may cause a crash or BSOD while accessing the required drivers (sampling, graphics, or third-party drivers).


After installing the latest major Windows update, uninstall and reinstall the latest version of the VTune Profiler.
Make sure all drivers are up to date.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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