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Processor not compatible with W11

HvD
Beginner
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My computer is only 4 years old, but it is impossible to install Windows 11.

My  Intel® Core™ i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz is not compatible with this version.

What can i do to make it compatible?

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AlHill
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Your processor is from 2015. 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/88196/intel-core-i76700-processor-8m-cache-up-t...

 

Also, your processor is not on the Microsoft Windows 11 supported processor list:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-inte...

 

There is nothing you can do to make it compatible.  If your motherboard supports 8th gen or later processors (unlikely), you may be able to replace the processor.  Check with your motherboard/system manufacturer.

 

If you want to live on the edge, and be unsupported, and have security risks, you can try this:

https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-back-off-requirements-windows-11

But....   remember, you are unsupported.  Do not complain or look for support if you have problems.

 

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

HvD
Beginner
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Tks for your reply. It didn`t help me but it makes me to accept the situation.

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