Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs Now Compatible with all Games

Intel has announced that its newly announced Alder Lake processors now work will all games originally identified as incompatible due to the use of third-party DRM middleware, most notably Denovo. The chipmaker has successfully fixed this bothersome issue through game patches or OS updates. All previously reported titles now work without any major crashes on both Windows 10 as well as Windows 11.

Intel has resolved the DRM issue on 12th Gen intel® Core™ Processors that caused games to crash or not load in Windows 11* and/or Windows® 10 by working with game publishers and Microsoft. At this time, all games originally identified as having this DRM issue have been fixed through game patches or OS updates.

If you experience issues on an older Windows OS, run the latest version of Windows Update to resolve the issue. Along with game patches, the most recent updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 have resolved a majority of the DRM issues.


Older versions of Windows 10 or Windows 11 may still run into crashes or incompatibilities when running games with Denovo. Users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of Windows to resolve the issue.


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