Error: system does not meet the minimum requirements

Problem :  When installing the version 11 compiler on an older IA-32 system, a message similar to the following is encountered:

This system does not meet the minimum requirements for installation of the product.
Installation will end because the system processor must support the Intel® Streaming SIMD 2 Extensions (Intel® SSE2) instructions.
Suggestion: For further details, please refer to the System Requirements section of the product Release Notes

Or if the compiler is installed on a remote system with SSE2 support, but subsequently executed on a system without SSE2 support, a message similar to the following is seen:

icc: error #10307: This system does not meet the minimum requirements. The system processor must support the Intel® Streaming SIMD 2 Extensions (Intel® SSE2) instructions.

Environment :  IA-32 systems running Windows* or Linux*;   The Intel® C++ and Fortran Compilers, version 11.

Root Cause : The Intel® C++ and Fortran Compilers for IA-32 and Intel 64 based applications, version 11, require support for Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) on the host system. This means that these compilers should not be installed on older IA-32 systems that do not support SSE2, such as systems with Intel® Pentium® III processors. The original 11.0 compiler release, (packages w_cproc_p_11.0.061 and w_cprof_p_11.0.061 on Windows*, l_cproc_p_11.0.069 and l_cprof_p_11.0.069 on Linux*), may allow the installation to proceed on Pentium III-based and older systems. For subsequent 11.0 compiler updates, (packages w_cproc_p_11.0.066 and w_cprof_p_11.0.066 or later on Windows*, l_cproc_p_11.0.074 and l_cprof_p_11.0.074 or later on Linux*), the installation will fail with a message saying that the system does not meet the minimum requirements. If one of the latter compilers is installed remotely on a system with SSE2 support, but executed locally on a system without SSE2 support, the compilation will fail with error # 10307.

Resolution :  If you need to install or use a compiler directly on an older IA-32 system without SSE2 support, version 10.1 of the Intel Compiler should be used.

Note that you can still use the 11.0 compiler to build applications that will run on older systems without SSE2 support,
by using the option /arch:IA32 (Windows*) or –mia32 (Linux*). However, you must build the application on a newer system with SSE2 support, (cross-compile), and then copy the executable to the older system.
In the Microsoft* Visual Studio* IDE, select the “No enhanced instruction sets (/arch:IA32)” setting under “Code Generation”/”Enabled Enhanced Instruction Set”. Applications built with default optimization settings will not run on older IA-32 systems without SSE2 support.
For more information about processor specific optimization settings and defaults in the 11.0 compiler, see /en-us/articles/performance-tools-for-software-developers-sse-generation-and-processor-specific-optimizations-continue/ , /en-us/articles/performance-tools-for-software-developers-intel-compiler-options-for-sse-generation-and-processor-specific-optimizations/ and the main compiler documentation.

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.


ravi p.'s picture

getting "this system does not meet the minimum requirements" error while installing the graphics driver...

system configuration

- intel DB85FL 4th gen 

- intel i3 4130 4th gen

- corsair 4gb RAM

Please help..

anonymous's picture

I got same problem when i install VGA grapics i got this problem .. Can you please help me on this

anonymous's picture

Yes, I've been trying to install a latest driver for my processor, and checked all of the required fields for the install, but in the final stages the "system does not meet the system requirements" pops up. I don't understand how this happens, and don't know what to fix to be able to finally download the driver. pretty frustrating.

anonymous's picture

Has anyone found a fix for the gfx driver install? I'm having same problem with GFX_Win7_64_8.15.10.2712_PV.
Thanks in advance.

anonymous's picture

Same problem here. Can't install latest video drivers
Win7-64 Pro

As reported by Intel Desktop Utilities ver 3.1
-Intel DQ57TM motherboard
-latest BIOS (0050)
-i5 CPU 650

Current graphics driver: dtd 02/11/2011
Trying to install GFX_Win7_64_8.15.10.2656.exe
It unpacks and starts but then I get the Error: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. Only option is OK.

Something is fishy here.

anonymous's picture

This "solution" doesn't offer any practical advice whatsoever. Please provide a useful solution to this problem, in plain english

anonymous's picture

Someone please help me,i'm trying to install intel graphics media accelerator drivers on my proline laptop and the response i get is "this system does not meet the minimum requirements.pls if you can help me i'll thank you.

anonymous's picture

Same problems. Needed particular drivers from AMD-Ati and Intel to work switchables.
Win 64x Ult.
Switchable graphics.
Intel Mobile (R) HD Graphics
Radeon 6770M

AMD driver installs properly, but Intel will.

Like intel, but this sucks.

anonymous's picture

Im trying to install intel hd graphics and the same error "the system does not meet the minimum requirements" but the first time i installed it worked but i accidentally disable it and it doesnt work now
system information
Computer Manufacturer FUJITSU SIEMENS
Computer Model LV1
Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1
Operating System Build (O/S) (build 7601), 32-bit
Operating System (version) 6.1.7601
System RAM 2.0 GB
CD or DVD Device TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device
System Hard Drive Overview
System Total Storage Size: 149.0 GB
Local Disk D: 119.8 GB
Used space: 16.3 GB
Free Space: 103.5 GB
Local Disk C: 29.2 GB
Used space: 16.6 GB
Free Space: 12.6 GB

anonymous's picture

I am trying to install the Intel graphics accelerator and I get a message that the system does not meet the min requirements.
System is duel core celeron with 2 gb of ram, and 200gb free disk space. Compaq Presario CQ57


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