Windows 11 will run on older processors

Microsoft has announced that it will not prevent Windows 11 from being installed on unsupported PCs. Users can optionally do this manually using an image. In this case, the system will check compliance, albeit with other requirements.

Windows 11 will ask for TPM 1.2, a 64-bit dual-core processor with 1 GHz or faster, 4GB of RAM and 64 internal memory.

Microsoft warns that it will not be responsible for installing the operating system on older computers, as it does not guarantee driver compatibility and overall system reliability.

In addition, the company has lowered the recommended hardware requirements. Windows 11 can now be installed by owners of the following Intel chips:

  • Intel Core i5-7640X
  • Intel Core i7-7740X
  • Intel Core i7-7800X
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ (on devices with DCH drivers)
  • Intel Core i7-7820X
  • Intel Core i7-7900X
  • Intel Core i7-7920X
  • Intel Core i9-7940X
  • Intel Core i9-7960X
  • Intel Core i9-7980XE

A complete list of processors can be found on the official website.

Windows 11 will be released this fall. Owners of the previous system will be able to upgrade for free.

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