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Is windows 11 coming to even older hardware?

 

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I am not sure if this is news worthy but things like these things can elude to the future.

Today I saw this getting ready for windows 11 on my 7700K build as if to hint or tease that support may come.  If you will remember there were plenty of articles like these https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/21/22686457/windows-11-health-check-compatible-supported-cpu-old-pc-waiver Showing that support as far back as 8th gen intel but no later.  So why this message on my 7th gen intel build?

 

If we remember Microsoft had publicly stated they would test 7th gen intel but ultimately stuck with 8th gen or later.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-to-test-7th-gen-intel-1st-gen-ryzen-on-windows-11

 

My thoughts:

If there has been a change to support even a quiet one.  I would expect to see a message like this on a oem pc like a dell or hp.  It is weird to see this on my custom build unless they are seriously considering supporting a hardware that is a bit older than previously stated.

 

Sources

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11?ocid=3_wu_windows_app_omc_win

 

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I definitely think that they will add support to older hardware, probably nothing super old but I think most devices capable of running windows 10 are likely to be supported in the future.

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I'm not recommending TPM bypassed versions of windows11 but I would also not recommend windows11 at all at this point so older hardware isn't an issue.

The only thing blocking official win11 from running on old hardware is TPM chips which you can install as a USB device if it isn't on your board, I remember seeing win11 on a core2duo https://www.reddit.com/r/computers/comments/o3cr4r/windows_11_on_core_2_duo_runs_fine_surprisingly/  so it's just microsoft being jerks holding their software behind a hardware requirement noone actually needs.

 

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R5 2600X @4.1ghz all core, 16GB Patriot 3200mhz, 1TB XPG SX8200 Pro nvme, RTX 2070 Duke, CM Elite 110 mitx, pair of KRK Rokit 6 monitors with 10in sub, BenQ TH671ST projector for 150" screen. 

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9 minutes ago, GhostRoadieBL said:

I'm not recommending TPM bypassed versions of windows11 but I would also not recommend windows11 at all at this point so older hardware isn't an issue.

The only thing blocking official win11 from running on old hardware is TPM chips which you can install as a USB device if it isn't on your board, I remember seeing win11 on a core2duo https://www.reddit.com/r/computers/comments/o3cr4r/windows_11_on_core_2_duo_runs_fine_surprisingly/  so it's just microsoft being jerks holding their software behind a hardware requirement noone actually needs.

 

i was able to install it on a c2q as well, with someones help. not fresh install either, but a upgrade.

 

 

but from a full install windows 11 supports anthing with a tpm module and secure boot, not just that +intel 8th gen and ryzen 2ng gen and newer.

I could use some help with this!

please, pm me if you would like to contribute to my gpu bios database (includes overclocking bios, stock bios, and upgrades to gpus via modding)

Bios database

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

prior build:

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