Is my hardware too outdated for Windows 11?

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  1. Posts : 152
    windows 10 Pro
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    Is my hardware too outdated for Windows 11?


    Was thinking about maybe, checking out Windows 11. Thanks!
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    p5200 said:
    Was thinking about maybe, checking out Windows 11. Thanks!
    There's a good possibility any machine over 2 years of age may not meet all the specs required for Win11. When checking for Updates you should see this to get a check:

    Is my hardware too outdated for Windows 11?-image.png
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  3. Posts : 32
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2
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    Your computer does not meet the specs set in place By MS
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  4. Posts : 782
    W11 pro 64 beta channel
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    Yes, it is, but many people have W11 running on older machines, you have to have a close look at exactly how they are achieving this. Also check on the W11 forum.
    I have this pc fully acceptable to Microsoft, and it is pretty low end compared to other peoples builds. It did not cost much to put together, the motherboard, cpu and memory cost me about £150
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 34,254
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Hi, the easy way to know is to use one of the tools to check for compliance.

    tenforums tutorial:
    See if PC meets Requirements for Windows 11 with PC Health Check app | Windows 11 Forum

    One of the free 3rd party tools:
    Download Windows 11 Compatibility Checker - MajorGeeks
    - gives more information on why not.


    Recommendation: try Win 11 as a virtual machine- you can run that under Win 10 and remove it readily- it's just data to another program.

    Virtualbox (I have Win 11 as a VM under this on thei 8 year-old laptop)
    or (as you have Pro)
    Create Windows 11 Virtual Machine with Hyper-V | Windows 11 Forum
    - another tenforums tutorial.

    You may find you like it- or not. The taskbar, for example, is far less feature rich than Win 10's.

    Compliance is dictated by the installer. There are ways to get round that.
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  6. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
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    You shouldnt be offerred it by win update. Allegedly that only happens if the pc meets the advanced "requirements". However, you should be able clean install it.

    MS have threatened that they dont guarantee all updates will be supplied to pcs that dont have the advanced requirements.
    We can guess that means at some point there might be "feature updates" which MS are only sure will work on certain systems and therefore would not be offerred to the others.
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  7. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 2,506
    trying to install win10
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    Tinmar49
    It did not cost much to put together, the motherboard, cpu and memory cost me about £150
    Yes, that can be done.

    Something like your amd
    Athlon 3000G ( or higher for not much more )
    AsrockA320M-HDV r4.0
    2 x 4 Gb

    Or with intel
    i5-8400
    gigabyte 365 mobo
    2x8gb 3200 mhz ram

    approx £170. Could be done for about £20-25 less with i3-8100 and cheaper (2666mhz) ram.
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  8. Posts : 152
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks Everyone!
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  9. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @p5200,

    p5200 said:
    I was thinking about maybe, checking out Windows 11. Thanks!
    There are TWO approaches to this.

    Firstly, you need to find out if your Hardware actually supports Win 11. If it DOES, you will be able to receive and install ANY WU's as and when they become available. If it is supported, then it should be offered to you via WU from any time soon up until the end of the FIRST quarter of NEXT year.

    If you can NOT wait, or your computer is NOT supporeted, then you can still install Win 11 to try it out to see if you like it, BUT, there is a strong possibility at the moment you will NOT receive ANY WU's. There is NO immediate rush to Install/Upgrade to Win 11 as Win 10 is supported until the 14-Oct-2025.

    If you go down this route, then I STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you create a Sytem Image FIRST, thereby allowing you to restore your OS back if needed.

    I hope this helps.
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  10. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1466
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    Paul Black said:
    ... BUT, there is a strong possibility at the moment you will NOT receive ANY WU's ...
    Paul,

    Wouldn't this be more accurate given the common experience on Patch Tuesday just gone -

    Suggested text said:
    ... BUT you might NOT continue to receive ANY more WU's at some uncertain stage in the future [this is a fairly widespread topic for speculation at the moment] ...
    All the best,
    Denis
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