Just run Windows 11 Health Check and the i3 7100 is apparently not a supported CPU.
It meets all of the requirements.
Does anyone know if we can load Windows 11 please?
I3 7100 processor is not supported by Microsoft for Windows 11: Windows 11 supported Intel processors
You can install Windows 11 (although I don't advice to do this) on a PC with unsupported CPU, after performing Registry Hack.
Windows 10 will be supported wit security updates until October 2025.