Since the introduction of Windows 11 to date, we have seen clarification after clarification on which devices are supported and which are not. The confusion is undoubtedly present, so Microsoft has published a new clarification explaining the necessary requirements. But what is perhaps more interesting is what happens to unsupported equipment.
In a new post on the official Windows blog, Microsoft has clarified which processors will be supported in addition to what other specifications are required. As indicated, it will require as up to now compatible 64-bit processors, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, UEFI secure boot, and TPM 2.0 .
Going into the processor aspect, Microsoft has updated the list of Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm with all supported models. Now add the Core X and Xeon W series models, also the Intel Core 7820HQ. Nothing new for Qualcomm and AMD, who keep the same list of compatible models. Also, Read – Upgrading to Windows 11: compatibility, pricing, and everything we know so far.
According to Microsoft, devices that did not meet these requirements had “52% more blocks in the kernel” while those that did meet the required specifications “had a 99.8% crash-free experience.” For now, users can download the tool to check if their device is compatible and install the beta version.
What will happen when Windows 11 is installed on unsupported computers
Given the above specifications, many computers will not be able to be updated because they do not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11. They will not be able to at least officially, but on their own. If the user decides to download the Windows 11 ISO on their own and install it, they are free to do so. The problem? Some.
Aside from the bugs, it can give and the kernel blocks mentioned above, Microsoft has indicated to The Verge that there will be no security updates. Unsupported computers running Windows 11 will not receive critical security updates and, of course, updates with new features. Also, Read – Japan Successfully Tests Rotary Detonation Rocket Engine.
Microsoft has released security patches for its operating systems for years, both for current operating systems and even for those that were no longer officially supported. It will be interesting to see if Windows 11 will not have security updates from day one for those computers that should not have it installed. Also, Read – How to download Microsoft Excel for free on your iPhone or iPad.