Microsoft updates its minimum requirements and leaves many PCs on the sidelines

While Microsoft introduced Windows 11 a few days ago, there are many questions about the minimum system requirements to install it.

First, Microsoft indicated that Windows 11 will be installable only on machines with modern Intel and AMD processors, and only on machines equipped with TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module), an encrypted security standard.

These prerequisites, which mean that a large number of devices that are 3 or 4 years old will be left behind, have made many users shiver. But Microsoft in parallel published another list of possible configurations (Solid ground And the soft floor) on its support pages. They hinted that smaller machines might qualify, enough to allay initial fears.

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Microsoft eventually removed this information to revert to a minimal, original configuration. In other words, if your computer does not have a processor Intel Corporation or AMD Listed by Microsoft, Windows 11 will not be installed on your device.

For users using Intel, it is necessary to have an 8th generation chip or higher. For AMD users, Windows 11 will run on Ryzen 2000 and higher chips as well as 2nd generation or higher EPYC processors.

Countless processors that are slightly older, yet TPM 2.0 compatible and technically capable of running Windows 11, are thus left behind… for no real apparent reason. A good way to replenish a fleet of computers? Owners of high-end machines purchased 4 or 5 years ago will appreciate this. In the meantime, they’ll be able to have fun by continuing to take advantage of Windows 10 updates…until 2025.

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For users using Intel, it is necessary to have an 8th generation chip or higher. For AMD users, Windows 11 will run on Ryzen 2000 and higher chips as well as 2nd generation or higher EPYC processors.

Countless processors that are slightly older, but compatible with TPM 2.0 and technically capable of running Windows 11, are thus left behind… for no real apparent reason. Owners of high-end machines purchased 4 or 5 years ago will appreciate this. In the meantime, they’ll be able to have fun by continuing to take advantage of Windows 10 updates…until 2025.

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