Upgrade to Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware


Key among these new requirements are:

CPU. Where Windows 10 required a 32-bit or 64-bit microprocessor running at a 1 GHz or faster clock speed, Windows 11 requires a 64-bit, dual-core microprocessor running at 1 GHz or faster. Furthermore, Windows 11 now requires newer Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm microprocessors. The requirements vary somewhat by CPU architecture, but for the most part, supported processors first arrived in 2018 or later. For example, Windows 11 requires 8th-generation Intel Core processors or newer (with a few bizarre exceptions).

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