You cannot bypass the Window 11 hardware requirement
Windows 11 is Microsoft’s next big operating system. Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 a month ago. Since the announcement of Microsoft Windows 11, has been finding itself into unexpected controversy.
Microsoft has been strict with the Window 11 system requirement, which means that older and some newer versions wouldn’t be able to run Window 11.
While Microsoft’s Windows 10 had a different approach – Window 10 supported all the devices thanks to its minimum hardware requirement which were a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM for 32-bit or 2GB of RAM for 64-bit and 20GB of hard drive space, and a DirectX 9 GPU with a monitor that supported a Super VGA resolution (800×600).
Window 11 has completely changed the upgrading policy of Window 10. Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 11, is revaluating the hardware requirement.
In comparison, the new operating system requires a dual-core 1GHz processor (2nd Gen. AMD Ryzen or higher and 8th Gen. Intel Core processor or higher). Minimum 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, DirectX 12 GPU with WDDM 2.0 with a monitor supporting HD (720p) or higher, UEFI or Secure Boot firmware, and a motherboard with TPM 2.0 support is an important aspect.
The TPM 2.0 support alone makes several devices outdated, especially those purchased before 2016.
In an ask-me-anything (AMA) session, Microsoft’s Aria Carey explained that the new policy regarding migrations to Windows 11 stays in place.
“We know it sucks that some aren’t going to be eligible for Windows 11,” Microsoft’s Aria Carley said. “But the great thing to remember is the reason we’re doing that is to keep to devices more productive, have a better experience, and better security than ever before so they can stay protected in this new workforce.”
“We’re still going to block you from upgrading your device to an unsupported state since we really want to make sure that your devices stay supported and secure,” said Carey in the AMA.
Carley explained that Windows users would not be able to cheat their way into the upgrade. Modifying Group Policy to allow the update isn’t possible.
“Group policy will not enable you to get around the hardware enforcement for Windows 11”, explained Carley.
If you’re on Windows 10, you don’t need to waste download on Windows 11 only to find out your system isn’t compatible with it. Carley explained that a device connected to Windows Update “will actually be able to determine (Window 11 compatibility) by itself before ever being offered to upgrading to Window 11 and wasting that download.”
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