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Window 11

Dingus
Beginner
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Hi folks.

I have an

E8500 Socket 775 3.166GHz 6MB Cache 1333MHz FSB Wolfdale Core (G33)

When I check for updating to Windows 11 I'm told this is not compatible.

Is this correct? I'll be surprised if this is true.

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AlHill
Super User
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That is correct.  You cannot upgrade your processor (from 2008), or find a processor for that socket, that will be on the Windows 11 supported list.

 

You need to have an 8th gen processor or later to be on windows 11.

 

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

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AlHill
Super User
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That is correct.  You cannot upgrade your processor (from 2008), or find a processor for that socket, that will be on the Windows 11 supported list.

 

You need to have an 8th gen processor or later to be on windows 11.

 

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

Dingus
Beginner
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Thanks Alhill for posting to let me know.

AlHill
Super User
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This Microsoft list may be helpful:

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

 

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

David_G_Intel
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Hello Dingus


Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities.  


Just as a friendly reminder, due to this product being discontinued Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped. You may also find the Discontinued Products website (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/discontinued-products.html) website helpful to address your request.  

You can get the specifications and verify this product's discontinuance status at the Intel® Product Specifications website > Product Status > "Discontinued". https://ark.intel.com/ 

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