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Windows 11 and 1st generation Ryzen

DJRWolf

I have two desktops that I am about to do an upgrade cycle on and I was thinking of possibly reusing some of it to make a new desktop but I have read conflicting information on Windows 11 support for 1st generation Ryzen CPU's and how much of a block that will be to installing Windows 11 on them or if I would have to go with Linux on that hardware. One system is also not fully 1st generation as it is the Ryzen 5 1600(12nm) that uses the 2nd generation process. The other is a normal Ryzen 5 1600X.

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You can bypass TPM 2.0 and Microsoft account requirements of Windows 11 by creating a bootable medium with Rufus.

https://pureinfotech.com/rufus-create-bootable-windows-11-usb/

I have done that on my folding rig, it hasn't had any issues yet

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Generally speaking, Windows 11 won't install unless TPM2.0 is present, and that's something that's packaged in the CPU these days. If the CPUs have that, Windows 11 should install with no problems.

 

Is there a reason you can't or don't want to install Windows 10?

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There are lots of ways to bypass the Windows 11 system requirements that I'd probably use here. I don't think there have been any major issues using those workarounds on systems I've seen. 

 

Linux will also work well if you want to use that.

 

 

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Or you can just install Win10, it's not as if you're losing something ...

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1 hour ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Generally speaking, Windows 11 won't install unless TPM2.0 is present, and that's something that's packaged in the CPU these days. If the CPUs have that, Windows 11 should install with no problems.

 

Is there a reason you can't or don't want to install Windows 10?

 

7 minutes ago, PDifolco said:

Or you can just install Win10, it's not as if you're losing something ...

Windows 10 is going to hit end of life before too much longer. One of the main drivers for upgrading my hardware is if I am going to freshly reinstall with Windows 11 anyway I might as well upgrade the hardware as well. At least for the 1600X system. The 1600(12nm) is getting upgraded because I want to switch from 65w CPU plus 75w GPU to a Ryzen 7 8700G and it will get the Mint 22 when that comes out in a couple of months.

 

Another option is to do Windows 10 for now and then upgrade the CPU to something like at 2600 or 3600 when I upgrade the OS to Windows 11 later. Would also spread the cost out.

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7 minutes ago, DJRWolf said:

 

Windows 10 is going to hit end of life before too much longer. One of the main drivers for upgrading my hardware is if I am going to freshly reinstall with Windows 11 anyway I might as well upgrade the hardware as well. At least for the 1600X system. The 1600(12nm) is getting upgraded because I want to switch from 65w CPU plus 75w GPU to a Ryzen 7 8700G and it will get the Mint 22 when that comes out in a couple of months.

 

Another option is to do Windows 10 for now and then upgrade the CPU to something like at 2600 or 3600 when I upgrade the OS to Windows 11 later. Would also spread the cost out.

Win10 won't have updates (unless you pay for it), it won't be killed

If the PC is used for basic tasks it won't make any difference imo

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On 4/19/2024 at 4:29 PM, PDifolco said:

Win10 won't have updates (unless you pay for it), it won't be killed

I will hard pass on doing something that dangerous. If it was not for some games being very hard to play on Linux with the chance an anti-cheat might get my account banned I am stuck with Windows.

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