Anything is possible: Windows 11 runs on a 15-year-old processor

Forget everything you’ve ever thought about Microsoft’s new system.

Since the beginning of October, we have had Windows 11 with us, which, in addition to many functional changes, has also thoroughly redesigned the appearance of its predecessor. The system boot was far from smooth, with serious problems with the use of AMD processors, for example, but the fact that Windows 11 was particularly selective in terms of hardware. At least so far we have believed this.

A great feature of the PC community is that they always like to refute the claims that giants make to users as a fact. This was also the case when Microsoft stated that Windows 11 simply does not run on certain processors, and a so-called TPM module is required to install the system.

Luckily, the Twitter user named Carlos SM doesn’t give up so easily, so he snapped up and successfully loaded Windows 11 onto a Pentium 4:

The additional specifications of the machine do not cause an earthquake either: in addition to the 1-core CPU, 4 GB of DDR2 memory works, and the extremely combo (non) GT 710 is responsible for the display. The PC is probably the best part of the 120GB SSD, but it is also just It connects to the Asus P5Q motherboard via a SATA interface.

The configuration works flawlessly with the new system as well, even Windows Update has a worry-free installation of the latest packages available, not to mention the fact that a 15-year-old CPU is ticking in the house.

Carlos did this with a Windows 10 PE installer and added, of course, the system was installed in MBR / Legacy boot mode, not UEFI, which is also a requirement for Windows 11 anyway.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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