Windows 11 will be free, but may not officially support your processor

As soon as Microsoft announced a new version of Windows, Windows 11 became immensely popular all over the Internet. Windows 11 brings many design changes and enhancements that existing Windows 10 users would like to experience. Everyone was excited about the new system until Microsoft changed the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, announcing that many users would still not be able to use the new system.

When the minimum requirements for Windows 11 were first announced, Microsoft did not mention compatibility with Intel or AMD processors. For this reason, most assumed that they would be able to install Windows 11 on their devices. The only new requirement that Microsoft mentioned was the need for the Intel Trusted Platform Module 2.0 to be present on the computer. Therefore, any computer with Intel 4th Generation or later processors should be able to run Windows 11 without any problems. For those who received the message “Your computer does not support Windows 11” when checking whether their computer supports Windows 11, all you had to do was enable TPM in the BIOS and the system should be able to be installed.

Therefore, if you thought that your computer would be able to upgrade to Windows 11 according to the original minimum requirements, the new Windows may no longer support your computer, according to new requirements that the company published shortly after we published the original minimum requirements article. Supported system must now have an Intel 8th Generation (or later) processor, an Apollo Lake (or later) Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, an AMD Ryzen 2000 (or later) processor, an AMD EPYC 2nd or generation (or later) processor, or any of the Qualcomm processors (the only one that is no longer on the list of supported processors is Snapdragon 835 from 2017). Microsoft also originally reported Intel Trusted Platform Module 1.2 as a bare minimum (though not recommended), but this has changed and the presence of Intel TPM 2.0 is now required.

However, one Microsoft employee was spotted previewing Windows 11 on a Surface Studio 2 running a 7th generation Intel i7 processor. Thus, it is possible that such processor requirements will ultimately only be recommended and thus will not constitute an absolute minimum.

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