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windows 11 for - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical processor

habibi
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hello

 

please assist me in finding out if my laptop i have can get WINDOWS 11, its an expensive laptop, so im concerned how come or why it does qualify for WINDOWS 11 UPDATE.

 

thanks 

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AlHill
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No, you cannot have Windows 11.

Why?  Because your processor is not on MIcrosoft's supported list:

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

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

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AlHill
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If you REALLY want to run Windows 11, you can do this:

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

Now, this can cause you problems and you will be unsupported:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/installing-windows-11-on-devices-that-don-t-meet-minimum-system-requirements-0b2dc4a2-5933-4ad4-9c09-ef0a331518f1

 

The choice is yours.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

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habibi
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hiii

 

thank you alot for help and the time to assist.

 

im abit dissapointed that a laptop which i bought with i7 processor and 8 core cant support W11,

yet a CELERON 4020n can supportW11.

 

i guess il wait around , until INTEL adds more support for processors in the future to come.

 

 

May i ask how is the Feedback Hub, suggestions. should i send a recommendations to intel about the processor i have?

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AlHill
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It is not Intel that limits your processor being supported.  It is microsoft, so complain to them (although it will do no good).

Look at the list - it belongs to microsoft, not Intel.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

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n_scott_pearson
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As Al indicated, It is possible to run Windows 11 in a degraded - and definitely unsupported - mode on older PCs. There are limitations (like availability of TPM support) and it does take some hacking to get it installed.

Also as Al indicated, the supported-processor decisions were made by Microsoft. Microsoft drew the line based largely on the availability of a specific execution-isolation security technology, called Virtualization-Based Security (VBS). For more information on this and other security features being utilized, here is a link to a white paper from Microsoft:  Windows 11 Security Book: Powerful security from chip to cloud. Intel introduced support for VBS in its 7th gen processors, but Windows 11 support is mostly limited to Intel's 8th gen processors (Microsoft chose to only validate a very small number of 7th gen processors).

Hope this helps,

...S

 

 

Agriktmp
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Wags
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I'm new to this forum. Looking for some help. I have an HP Envy 750-177c and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 11. MS tool says the processor is not supported. 

 

System info says the following: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3408 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s).

 

Can someone help me identify the appropriate processor that would meet Windows 11 requirements? 

 

This is a home machine, no heavy graphics, medium use. 

 

Thank you in advance for any help and guidance!!

 

 

Kevin

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AlHill
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@Wags Your processor is not supported for W11 by Microsoft.

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

 

To determine what 8th gen (or later) processor is supported by the HP bios (which is unlikely), you will need to ask HP,

 

Your best efforts will be to get a new machine, with an 8th gen or later processor.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

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Cloudxiii
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I have found your post while looking to see if I can upgrade my CPU for faster performance. My laptop have the same Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz as yours and I'm successfully running Windows 11 which no issues and have been running Win 11 since the release.

 

All you need to do is go to https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows11 and follow the instructions. I hope this helps if it's not too late.

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AlHill
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@Cloudxiii    It is only running W11 because of a hack.  And, you are not supported by Intel or Microsoft; not for the processor, and not for W11.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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