These limitations have caused a significant controversy lately, especially because Microsoft’s dedicated app supposed to help determine whether a system works with Windows 11 makes many believe they wouldn’t receive the new operating-system.
Now that the first preview build of Windows 11 is finally available for download, Microsoft states that it’s also allowing some older chips to try it, though this really is no guarantee the new OS would become readily available for these processors once the production rollout starts.
Just an experiment for now
Microsoft says it’s while using Windows Insider program to find out how Windows 11 operates on these computers and only make a choice in connection with this.
“Using the principles above, we are confident that devices running on Intel 8th generation processors and AMD Zen 2 in addition to Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series will meet our principles around security and reliability and minimum system requirements for Windows 11. Once we release to Windows Insiders and partner with our OEMs, we will test to recognize devices running on Intel 7th generation and AMD Zen 1 that could meet our principles. We’re dedicated to sharing updates along with you around the results of our testing over time, in addition to sharing additional technical blogs,” Microsoft says.
The company procedes to explain that it must increase Windows system requirements since the new operating-system includes substantial improvements in key areas, for example security, reliability, and compatibility. New features require today’s technology, so for instance, with no necessary hardware you wouldn’t be able to take advantage of upgraded security and features like secure boot, TPM, and VBS.
Windows 11 is projected to produce for all users within the fall of the year.