Requirements for Win11 not met


  1. Posts : 53
    Windows 10
       #1

    Requirements for Win11 not met


    My laptop CPU is Intel Core i7 6500 and it appears it doesn't meet the minimum requirements to run Win11.

    I'm quite surprised by this and I'm wondering if this is likely to change in the future.

    Any advice would be appreciated thanks.
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  2. Posts : 6,927
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #2

    It's not on the list:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...tel-processors

    Will it be added in future? Unlikely but only Microsoft can answer that.
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  3. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 11 Pro, 22H2
       #3

    I see no reason why this would change. Windows 11 has been out quite a while now so I don't think that Microsoft will make the requirements any less strict.

    However, that said, there are simple methods to bypass the Windows 11 requirements and install Windows 11 on what is technically unsupported hardware. There are many users who run on hardware MUCH older than what you have with zero problems.

    If you want any details, I encourage you to hop over to Windows 11 Forum and check out the wealth of discussions on the topic there.

    Here is just one thread out of likely hundreds on this topic. If you have any specific questions regarding this, do let us know!

    Let's install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware | Windows 11 Forum
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  4. Posts : 6,410
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #4

    @Andy Kay, Win 11 has some hardware requirements and also require that you login using a M$ account.
    For both (hardware requirements and M$ account) you use workarounds to easily bypass them.
    I'm not a big fan of Rufus, but it has a tool to bypass all the requirements.
    Windows 11 Forum is site to be on track.

    If you want to upgrade from Win 10 to Win 11, I've made a small tutorial
    How to upgrade from Win11 21h2 to Win 11 22h2 - A guide | Windows 11 Forum
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  5. Posts : 53
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Callender said:
    It's not on the list:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...tel-processors

    Will it be added in future? Unlikely but only Microsoft can answer that.
    There are loads of Core i7s there... any idea why the 6500 is absent?
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  6. Posts : 6,410
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #6

    Andy Kay said:
    There are loads of Core i7s there... any idea why the 6500 is absent?
    It's not i7. You even find Atom or Celeron processors on the list.
    The list is based on new computers (8th gen up)
    It's a way M$ found to push customers to buy a new computer.
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  7. Posts : 9,777
    Mac OS Catalina
       #7
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  8. Posts : 31,905
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    Andy Kay said:
    There are loads of Core i7s there... any idea why the 6500 is absent?
    ignore the last three digits of the number, the remaining digits at the beginning are the 'processor generation indicator', in your case a '6' indicating an Intel 6th generation CPU.

    Intel said:
    When a processor has four or five digits, the first one or two digits represent the generation. For example, a processor with the digits 9700 is a 9th Gen processor, while one labeled 12800 is a 12th Gen processor.
    Intel(R) Processor Names, Numbers and Generation List

    Window 11 requirements are for an 8th generation CPU (or higher) as they natively support security functions used in Windows 11. Earlier generations can emulate those functions, but with a performance penalty.

    David Weston, Microsoft’s director of OS and enterprise security, spoke about how the CPU requirements aim to increase security in the new operating system without causing a trade-off in performance reduction. Intel’s eighth-gen chips and up support the use of certain key security features—such as virtualization-based security (VBS)—while also providing optimal performance when automatically running those features, Weston said in an interview with CRN.

    In Windows 10, powerful security features such as VBS are optional and don’t run automatically—and are rarely used as a result, he said.

    “The strategy for the initial release of Windows 11 is very simple: raise the baseline. Turn on the things that were optional in Windows 10 by default,” Weston said.
    Microsoft Exec: Windows 11 CPU Requirements Allow Key Security Features To Run ‘By Default’ | CRN
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  9. Posts : 53
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Good ref thanks.

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    Megahertz said:
    It's not i7. You even find Atom or Celeron processors on the list.
    The list is based on new computers (8th gen up)
    It's a way M$ found to push customers to buy a new computer.
    Sneaky.
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  10. Posts : 328
    Windows 10
       #10

    When in doubt go Virtual Machine.

    Do your research.

    We have to educate these r-tarded whipper snappers. One reason why I have to go to gym, to put noobs in their place.

    In this case we need to literally, I mean literally hold community meetings or something in a highschools before they go to highschool, and educate them as consumers. That is where the stupid starts with this OS crap. I mean hell, just hell use whatever
    windows 10 setup and if the program is unable to run just go find that one person you know that knows computers and ask
    them if they could do something about it.
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