Intel Clover Trail CPUs are not supported on Windows 10 Creators Update

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Bad news for Intel Clover Trail CPU users! Devices equipped with a series of Intel Clover Trail processors are currently not supported on Windows 10 Creators Update.

As a quick reminder, Clover Trail CPUs are generally used on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops. This processor type was first launched in  2012, and was quickly adopted by major manufacturers such as Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, ASUS and others. One of the main strong points of Clover Trail CPUs is their low power consumption. Well, now they’re too old to support Microsoft’s latest Windows version.

Intel Clover Trail CPUs and the  Creators Update

More specifically, here are the Intel Clover Trail processors incompatible with the Creators Update OS:

  • Atom Z2760
  • Atom Z2520
  • Atom Z2560
  • Atom Z2580.

Installing Windows 10 Creators Update on these devices, will lead to a series of severe issues. For example, icons and text may not appear at all, or may appear as solid color blocks.

Windows Update will prevent devices containing one of the processors listed above from installing the Creators Update.

We also have a piece of good news for Intel Clover Trail users. As you’ve read in the first sentence of this article, the four processors listed above “are currently not supported” on Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft is working with its partners to provide compatible drivers for these processors. In others words, you may be able to upgrade to the Creators Update OS in the future.

For the time being, Microsoft recommends that you do not install the Creators Update from the software download site. Wait and allow Windows Update to install the Creators Update after compatible drivers are released and installed.

If you have already installed the Creators Update from the software download site and are experiencing these problems, use Windows 10’s recovery options to go back to an earlier OS version.


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