Microsoft is trying through post New clarification of the minimum requirements for Windows 11, which confused many, especially with regard to the type of processor supported by the new operating system.
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The post explains that Intel’s 6th generation Skylake and earlier processors, along with AMD’s non-Zen processors, will not meet the principles of security, reliability, and minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
This is in line with the company’s original statement that Windows 11 requires 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake or AMD Zen 2 processors and above.
But there is some hope for users of Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake and AMD Zen 1 processors.
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And things got further confusing with the news that the first preview build of Windows 11 won’t require TPM 2.0 or certain processors.
Microsoft uses data from the testers to identify potential modifications to the minimum requirements.
The company explained its reasons for doing so. And it’s about wanting to get a better idea of the systems that can run the system.
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Windows 11 Preview Requirements
By providing preview versions of various systems in Windows Insider, we learn how the system performs across processor models more comprehensively. Notify us of any modifications we should make to the minimum system requirements in the future.
Microsoft pays extra attention to users running 7th generation Intel processors and AMD Zen 1 processors. To see if they’re getting the performance you’re looking for when it comes to reliability and security.
This news seems to confirm people’s fears that Windows 11 will not support older processors, some of which can still keep up with newer models based on performance.
Microsoft explains that the reason Windows 11 does not run on these processors is to maintain a higher level of security, stability and reliability.
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The company is also temporarily removing the PC Health Check app. It was designed to tell people using Windows 10 if they are able to update their PCs to Windows 11.
The company says the app wasn’t ready to share the level of detail or accuracy that users expected. But it indicated that it plans to address the app’s bugs before it is re-released later this year. That’s when the operating system launches in the fall (most likely in October).
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