Windows 11 will now officially support Intel Core X series, Xeon Y-series and Intel Core 7820HQ. Users can manually install Windows 11 from ISO file.
Windows 11 (signal picture)
Microsoft has reportedly warned that Windows 11 will not be updated on older CPUs. According to a report in The Verge, unsupported personal computers will not be entitled to receive Windows updates and even security and driver updates may be stopped. Microsoft previously said that it won’t actually prevent users from installing Windows 11 on personal computers with older CPUs, as long as you download and manually install an ISO file by yourself.
The company had announced that it allows people to install Windows 11 on most older personal computers. The tech giant has slightly updated system requirements for the Windows 11 upgrade. Windows 11 will now officially support Intel Core X series, Xeon Y-series and Intel Core 7820HQ. Users can manually install Windows 11 from ISO file. This is as long as the system has a 64-bit CPU clocked at 1 GHz and above with at least 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
What are the hardware requirements for Windows 11
“We have concluded that a compatible 64-bit processor selected, 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage, UEFI secured boot, graphics requirements and TPM 2.0 are the right minimum system requirements, which we’ve set up as the install principles for your best support,” Microsoft said in a statement. Delivered on. We have identified a set of personal computer models that meet the principles that we did not originally include in our minimum system requirements when running on Intel 7th Generation processors.
Microsoft announced its Windows 11 minimum hardware requirements in June and clarified that only Intel 8th Generation and beyond CPUs were officially supported. However, now the company said that this install workaround was primarily designed to evaluate Windows 11 for business.
In addition, Microsoft is updating the Personal Computer Health Check app. The new app will provide more details about whether it disables the system for upgrades, including only enabling TPM 2.0 or Secure Boot.
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