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Windows 11 support 7th generation processor

Empire201
Beginner
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Hello!

This link has been submitted to the Microsoft Community discord group:

https://twitter.com/windowsdev/status/1408179374596276228?s=20

And my question is, does it really not support 7th generation processors in Windows 11? Because the manufacturer (Microsoft) side is that you only need TPM 2.0.

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @Empire201 

I can't give direct answer to your question yet, however, you may download and install Windows PC Health Check app to check compatibility of your computer to run Windows 11.

 

Leon

 

Mark9991
Beginner
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I'm thinking the same I'm running i7-7500U and from what I can see it meets the specs needed but it's not on the list of supported processors.

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

Stefan3D
Honored Contributor II
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Ditto. 7th generation excluded, 8th generation included.

What is the actual difference that makes Kaby Lake incompatible?

Obviously not speed, a high end Kaby Lake should be faster than a low end Coffee Lake.

They even share the same techical datasheets, eg

03/17/2021
Provides datasheet specification errata, clarifications, and changes for the 7th and 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor families.
Details
  • Ver: 013 ID: 334663

 

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
12,024 Views

 

 

Mine works!  Of course my NUC was manufactured  in January 2021!

ClariceStarling_0-1624681010828.png

 

shashwat13
Beginner
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very correct. microsoft has done very wrong with the customers.

powerarmour
Valued Contributor I
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Ironically Skylake-X systems are apparently passing the Win11 health check, and that's a '6th gen' Intel CPU from 2015.

One rule for consumer, one rule for HEDT eh?

Empire201
Beginner
11,281 Views

Thanks to everyone for the answer. In principle, you will go to Win11 just will not be supported by the CPU. But will Intel release software for them under Win11 for products that are not supported?

powerarmour
Valued Contributor I
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With Windows 11 rumoured to officially launch ~November this year, there is still a bit of time for some of these requirements to be 'refined' lets say, and once the insider release is available, there will be a lot more real data on what it'll actually install on.

 

I wouldn't worry about it too much at the moment.

Stefan3D
Honored Contributor II
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Okey-dokey in dev channel, lets see what happens after general release...

"As we release to Windows Insiders and partner with our OEMs, we will test to identify devices running on Intel 7th generation ... that may meet our principles."

Source: https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/06/28/update-on-windows-11-minimum-system-requirement...

 

stefan012-20210629-001712

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