PNPCPU General Commands

The following syntax is common for all PNPCPU operations.

pnpcpu.exe -operation



Installs the tool on the local computer.


Removes the tool from the local computer, and returns the computer to the state it was in before running -install.

This includes clearing all processor error codes that could be observed after the -install command was run and the system was restarted.


Performs a hot-add operation on every logical processor in the system, up to the maximum supported by the license.

-? or -help

Displays usage information similar to this documentation.


There are no further optional parameters for any of the commands listed.



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