The general rule is that only 8th gen and above are supported by Windows 11.
You have seen MICROSOFT's supported processor list:
Yes, there are a few 7th gen processors on it.
The issue is that the processor supports virtualization-based security, among a few other features.
Yes, there is a hack that microsoft provided that allows you to install W11 on a lessor processor, with all the warning and fears of doing so.
So, you have a question about all of this? Then you should ask Microsoft.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]