If your Windows 10 installation cannot complete because “processor doesn’t support NX”, it’s possible that the BIOS is obsolete and BIOS update is the best solution. Aside from that, you could install Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool. In the case that the issue persists, you have no choice but to contact customer support. Read to the end to upgrade your Windows OS to Windows 10 and put your computer to good use.
What Is Going On
All in all, many issues could mess up Windows 10 installation but regarding “processor doesn’t support NX”, BIOS is the number one suspect. If the BIOS is out-of-date, various processes on Windows should go haywire and Windows upgrade is not an exception. Unless you take action, you would have a hard time upgrading the OS of your PC to Windows 10.
Actions To Take
To update the BIOS, you need to get the utility designed by the manufacturer of your computer to update BIOS, firmware, drivers, etc.
For HP Computers
Download and install the latest version of HP Support Assistant. Look for the most recent version of BIOS available for your system then update the BIOS of your PC to that version.
For Dell Computers
Download and install the latest version of Dell Update Utility. After you finish, use the utility to update the BIOS of your PC.
For ASUS Computers
Download and install MyASUS BIOS update utility from ASUS’s official support site. You could then take advantage of the utility to update the BIOS of your PC.
For ACER Computers
Go to link, enter the Serial Number/SNID of your PC, select BIOS/Firmware and download the update.
For Lenovo Computers
Download and install Lenovo System Update Tool then use it to update the BIOS of your PC.
Install Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool
- Step 1: Launch your web browser then visit Microsoft’s official website.
- Step 2: Navigate to the Software Download page then download the Media Creation Tool for Windows 10.
- Step 3: As soon as the download concludes, you will be prompted to run the tool so hit Run.
- Step 4: Read the terms and conditions, check the checkbox next to I accept the license terms, and hit Next.
- Step 5: Select Upgrade this PC now then choose Next. Uncheck the checkbox beside Keep personal apps and files then hit Install. As soon as the installation wraps up, create a new user account and accept the terms. Last but not least, sign into your account.
Contact Customer Support
None of the above work? In that case, you have no choice but to get in touch with customer support for instructions. Depending on the situation, you should have your computer checked by a support expert.
Additional Questions About NX
What is NX on BIOS?
NX, also known as No eXecute, is a mode available on most devices nowadays. NX mode could be used to block the execution of specific types of codes to boost buffer overflow prevention. The BIOS of a number of systems contains an advanced option to enable or disable NX.
Should NX mode be enabled?
When NX is enabled, the CPU prohibits code from being executed in data-only memory pages. Thus, it is strongly recommended that you enable the NX unless you have other needs. It’s worth pointing out that No Execute (NX) is not supported by old AMD processors except the AMD64 processor series.
What is BIOS?
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System( one of the most key components that control the operation of Windows computers. It’s fine to think of BIOS as your computer’s first responder that activates the operating system and allows you to connect to all the functionalities. Needless to say, keeping BIOS up-to-date will go a long way toward improving the system’s responsiveness and fixing software faults.
As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.