The minimum system requirements for Windows 11 have been changed: now include older PCs

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Microsoft has updated its Windows 11 minimum system requirements to bring support for older Intel CPUs. Company through an officer Blog post Windows Insider has announced that after testing and exploring options with OEM, it is now raising the minimum system requirement to include older Intel CPUs. However, other minimum system requirements will remain in place.

A list of Intel CPUs has been added to the minimum requirements of Windows 11

  • Intel Core X-Series
  • Intel Xeon W-Series
  • Intel Core 7820HQ (Declared, Componentized, Selected Devices with Modern Drivers Based on Hardware Support Apps (DCH) Design Principles)

The company did not add any older AMD CPUs to the compatibility list. It says it has carefully analyzed AMD Zen processors with AMD.

Minimum requirements for Windows 11

In addition to the recent addition of the older Intel CPU, Microsoft announced the minimum requirement to run Windows 11 when unveiling its latest operating system. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Fast with 2 GHz (GHz) or 2 or more cores in a compatible 64-bit processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • UEFI secure boot
  • TPM version 2.0
  • Graphics card that is compatible with DirectX 12 or later WDDM 2.0 drivers
  • High definition (720p) display that is larger than 9 “diagonal, 8 bits per color channel

New PC Health Check App

In addition to changing the minimum requirements, Microsoft has also released a new updated preview version of the PC Health Check app to Windows Insiders. The updated app will allow users to access more data using the eligibility verification functionality. Users will be able to get complete and advanced messages on links to qualifying and relevant support articles that include possible remedial measures.

There is still no support for the MacBook

The company has not yet provided Windows 11 support for the MacBook through boot camp. This may be due to the need for TPM 2.0, according to a report 9to5Mac, Since Apple has not officially supported TPM 2.0 on its Intel Macs, which makes them all incompatible with the latest version of Windows.

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