Microsoft recently updatedα τη λίστα με τους υποστηριζόμενους επεξεργαστές Intel και AMD. Ενώ η company added some new Ryzen chips including one not yet released by AMD, Microsoft somewhat strangely removed a lot of Intel processors that were on the list of compatible processors.
In addition to updating the list, Microsoft may also be preparing to block Windows 11 installations on unsupported hardware.
The German site Deskmodder he mentioned that one of his forum members was unable to install Windows 11 on an Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 system.
The user is an Insider watching the Canary channel and the installation of Windows 11 build 25905 seems to have been blocked on their computer, even though all previous builds were working fine. AMD's Turin II P650 is also not receiving updates.
Interestingly, replacing the Windows install.wim file of previous versions with that of version 25905 resulted in blocked installations in these previous versions as well, confirming that Microsoft definitely made a change. Bypass options like those provided by tools like Rufus and Ventoy among others may not be enough. Other and bypassing TPM doesn't seem to work either.
Although Microsoft has a list of compatible CPUs, many are running Windows 11 on unsupported chips.
Microsoft in the past accidentally made one available upgrade of Windows 11 to users with unsupported hardware. The “Computer Health Check” app also once congratulated a system with Pentium 4 to install the operating system.