Hi there,

I have a VPS running Windows 8.1 Professional x64, the plan I'm on is 4x CPU however Task Manager and System shows only two cores. I've contacted my provider and they ensure me that I have 4 cores and they don't know why my 8.1 installation is only using two of the four.

I understand that each version of Windows has different limitations and allowances, I'd like to know if using 8.1 in a virtual environment is somehow restricting the use of the other cores?