In today’s blog post, Microsoft makes another attempt to clarify the minimum requirements for Windows 11, which has confused many people. Especially about the CPU models that the new operating system will support. The post is clear that Intel 6th Gen Skylake and earlier CPUs along with non-Zen AMD processors will not follow. The “Security and Reliability Principles and Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11” are consistent with the company’s original statement that Windows 11 will require Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake or Zen 2 CPUs or higher. Use Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake and Zen 1.
Another confusing thing was the news that the first Insider build of Windows 11 was released today. No TPM 2.0 or specific CPU is required. Microsoft uses data from testers to inform potential improvements to the minimum requirements. Microsoft will pay special attention to users with Intel 7th Gen and AMD Zen 1 CPUs to: See if they get the performance Microsoft is looking for in reliability and security.
This news seems to confirm people’s fears that Windows 11 won’t support older CPUs. Some are still able to keep up with newer versions using real performance. In a blog post, Microsoft claims that the reason Windows 11 doesn’t run on those CPUs is its high level of security, stability, and reliability. up
Microsoft will also temporarily “remove” the PC Health Check app, which is designed to tell Windows 10 users whether they can update their computers to Windows 11, the company said. “Not fully prepared to share information the level of detail or accuracy” that the user expects. But it said the app will be available again for the fall release of Windows 11. (Probably in October)