Is my PC compatible to Windows 11

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  1. Posts : 152
    Windows 7 and 8
       #1

    Is my PC compatible to Windows 11


    My computer is about 6 years old, and has the following hardware:

    OS Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version: OS build 19044.1706. With all available updates
    Intel DH67CL motherboard
    Intel CPU i52400
    RAM 8GBs Dual channel DDR3
    3 Hard drives:: 2 x Corsair Force 3 SATA SSD 111GB; 1 x Corsair Force 3 SATA SSD 119GB

    What modifications do I need to upgrade to Windows 11?
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  2. Posts : 8,133
    windows 10
       #2

    For a start your windows is out of support https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...d-6aadec51d51c

    So you need to update then test to see if your pc is compatable https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind...specifications
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  3. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Hello @Mustang,

    Additional to the above.

    To check your computer for Win 11 compatibility, download and run the Stable Release [ pre-compiled open-source executable ] from here . . .

    > WhyNotWin11 - GitHub

    It is an Application file and does NOT require any installation. Just download it to the Desktop and run it.

    It is also available from here . . .

    > WhyNotWin11 - BleepingComputer
    > WhyNotWin11 - MajorGeeks

    If you want a Portable version . . .

    > WhyNotWin11 - Portable - PortableApps

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 4,634
    several
       #4

    i5-2400 is not "officially" compatible. You can get it to work fine, so I shouldn't worry. Works fine on my 3rd gen machines.

    I haven't bothered doing the "upgrade".

    Usually I just apply the image from the win11 media to a spare partition and add a boot menu entry.

    A lazy way to do it is with JFX winntsetup

    WinNTSetup_v524.zip
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  5. Posts : 31,886
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Mustang said:
    Intel DH67CL motherboard
    Intel CPU i52400
    ....What modifications do I need to upgrade to Windows 11?
    Your PC is not an officially supported device. Your 2nd gen i5 is below the minimum 8th gen requirement.
    Windows 11 supported Intel processors

    Your motherboard does not support anything newer than a 3rd gen Intel processor.
    cpu-upgrade.com | Intel DH67CL processor support

    Having said that, there are workarounds to install or upgrade to Windows 11 on an unsupported device. I have found that it can run on almost anything.
    Let's install Windows 11 on a incompatible hardware | Page 36 | Windows 11 Forum

    But if you want to be sure your PC will be supported you'd need to upgrade the motherboard and CPU. It may be more economical/practical to build a new machine for Windows 11.
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  6. Posts : 1,946
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #6

    Intel Desktop Board DH67CL Product Specifications

    also, the Intel DH67CL board appears to have been released in early 2011, before UEFI came out (most likely a non-uefi board)
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  7. Posts : 2,210
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit v23H2
       #7

    Another option is to run Windows 11 in a virtual machine. For example, here are the specs for a my 10 year old computer.

    MBD: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (1.0)
    CPU: AMD FX-8350
    RAM: GSKILL Ripjaw-X DDR3-1600 8GB (2x4GB)
    GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1060 6GB
    SSD: Samsung 870 EVO 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD
    HD1: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA HDD
    HD2: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA HDD
    P/S: Corsair RM750x (2018)
    O/S: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
    Here is Windows 11 Pro running on that old computer in Hyper-V. Note Hyper-V can emulate Secure Boot and TPM.

    Is my PC compatible to Windows 11-win11-2.jpg
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  8. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #8

    @Mustang -

    I would give this a blind shot.

    Download and install VMware player here:

    VMware Workstation Player | VMware

    Setup the environment in VMware settings to emulate the TPM chip.
    Then try to install Windows 11.

    Add TPM to a VMWare Player virtual machine for Windows 11

    I never tested this.

    Post back.

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  9. Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1
       #9

    MisterEd said:
    Here is Windows 11 Pro running on that old computer in Hyper-V. Note Hyper-V can emulate Secure Boot and TPM.
    You do not need SecureBoot and TPM to run Windows 11. It is in the official requirements, but not needed. My computer has neither, and runs Win11 well.

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    Mustang said:
    My computer is about 6 years old, and has the following hardware:
    OS Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit. Version: OS build 19044.1706. With all available updates
    Intel DH67CL motherboard
    Intel CPU i52400
    RAM 8GBs Dual channel DDR3
    3 Hard drives:: 2 x Corsair Force 3 SATA SSD 111GB; 1 x Corsair Force 3 SATA SSD 119GB

    What modifications do I need to upgrade to Windows 11?
    Neither. My computer is 10 years old and has only 4 GB RAM. No TPM or UEFI. It runs Windows 11 well.
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  10. Posts : 4,634
    several
       #10

    It is probably worth upgrading the cpu to 3rd gen. The i5 3rd gen are a tenner or even less now. I expect there is a bios upgrade that will allow that for the H67 chipset.

    Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.40GHz [cpubenchmark.net] by PassMark Software
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