Unsupported PC for Windows 11

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I have been running Windows 11 ( 7th gen cpu ) since it came out and have not run into any problems, I want to run it on my big PC also 7th gen with no TMP but wonder if it’s going to be a problem down the line. Any advice?

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5 responses to “Unsupported PC for Windows 11”

  1. Paul Thurrott

    Yes. Don't worry about it.


    What's the worst that can happen? Microsoft literally turns off security updates? If that happens, you just have to go back to Windows 10. So be prepared with the latest Windows 10 install media, and make sure you're configured such that all of your data is replicated to the cloud (OneDrive, etc.) so that the switch will be easy.


    I wipe and replace Windows on PCs all the time. And going from zero to a fully-functioning PC with all apps and data up and running takes less than two hours.


    Don't sweat it.

  2. dalek4ua

    I wonder if Microsoft will block the updates from Installing or just block unsupported systems via Windows Update? It would be really interesting if one could download the latest cumulative update from the Microsoft Update Catalog and install it manually on unsupported hardware.

    • jimchamplin

      They aren't yet.


      Considering one can still (theoretically) update XP, Vista, and 7, it leans toward "they don't give a crap". Likely it would require more work to set it up to block updates than it would ever be worth to them.

    • epguy40

      "It would be really interesting if one could download the latest cumulative update from the Microsoft Update Catalog and install it manually on unsupported hardware."


      that part is not a problem, dalek4ua

      I can manually install cumulative updates like KB5006674 and KB5006746 onto an unsupported Win11 system with no issues.


      the only updates that Microsoft may block to non-supported systems would be the big "feature updates"

      we'll see what happens when the first Win11 feature update comes out in late 2022 next year

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