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zvtt-7294 asked MichaelMa-8363 commented

Upgrading to Windows 11-processor requirement

Hey folks, I've seen win11 has listed a quite generic processor requirement (dual core 1ghz+ or so), but on my laptop that runs a intel 6700hq processor, I cannot pass the windows computer health check tool for upgrading to win 11. It shows my laptop doesn't meet the minimum requirement.

All other things such as TPM, graphics driver, ram, rom are satisfied and the only possibllity is for processor. I checked microsoft's website and surprisingly found this documentation

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

Does this mean microsoft is not supporting 7th gen intel processor or earlier and thus my computer doesn't meet the requirement, or is it simply microsoft hasn't finish testing the other processors and therefore I just need to wait?

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@zvtt-7294 did you find a solution to your problem? I also have a laptop which meets all the Windows 11 requirements except for it has the i7-6700HQ CPU. Is it possible to upgrade the CPU? My laptop runs fine otherwise, so I don't want to buy a new one just for Windows 11, but would like the new software.

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I have the same CPU that's incompatible. My guess is that it's related to Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities of this CPU, which have patches that the users can apply, but at this time Microsoft isn't willing to open that can of worms when launching a new operating system. But if there is enough demand for it, they'll probably be willing to support it as it is in their best interest that people migrate from 10 to 11.

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SurendraPalSingh-6274 answered

On 24.06.2021, microsoft announced their new windows 11 and to check my computer's compatibility, I installed the PC health checker software from microsoft and that is telling me, "your pc does not meet the minimum requirements for windows 11" but my pc's specs are much more higher than the minimum requirements but still i am facing this issue. Is there anyone else windows user who faced or facing this same issue. Can it be a bug in the Microsoft's PC health checker app OR actually my PC does not meet the minimum requirements for windows 11. Please answer.

One more thing, isn't it due to disabled secure boot or TPM ?

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TeemoTang-MSFT answered FarshadKhoshnoud-3134 commented

Let’s check in the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, which are:

Processor 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Internet connection Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home

Therefore, make sure that your motherboard truly has a TPM 2.0 chip and it is enabled in UEFI, at the same time. enable Secure Boot.
Once done, you can save the settings and reboot your machine, check again.

Reference:
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2021/06/why-your-perfectly-fine-pc-cant-run-windows-11-and-how-to-fix-that/


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Of course TPM 2.0 is enabled and is visible in device manager. Technically all machines shipped after 2016 that comes with win 10 have tpm module if I remembered right, as a mandatory requirement from Microsoft.

I’ve rebooted but nothing works, so that’s why I’m coming here to ask :(

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Hello

I have the question on the topic in this thread and I read it up to your answer. My laptop meets ALL criteria requirements you listed, but the CPU, Intel i7 6700HQ is NOT among those mentioned in Microsoft documentation, namely this link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

Does it mean that my laptop will not be upgraded to Windows 11?

Thank you in advance.

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TeemoTang-MSFT answered zvtt-7294 commented

Have your check secure boot state in system?
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If you use legacy boot mode, you need to set the Boot Mode to UEFI in your BIOS setup to enable the Secure Boot feature (and potentially switch TMP 2.0 on, too)


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yes, indeed its enabled. I've run UEFI+secure boot+GPT

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KapilArya answered zvtt-7294 commented

Hello,

Try updating the PC health check app, Microsoft has updated the app so it will now show the reason why you can't upgrade to Windows 11.

Regards.

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hey, thanks for the comment. Somehow the version i downloaded from microsoft's own page, ver. 2.3.210625001-s2, doesn't show the reason, but only a generic prompt that this machine cannot run win11

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Reza-Ameri answered Reza-Ameri commented

Microsoft stops the Health Check app and they removed the download it.
To get the Windows 11 and check for the compatibility, it is recommended to join the Windows Insider program in Windows 10 and in case your device is compatible you will receive an upgrade to Windows 11 insider.

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Hello
Is necessary to install program such as solid works and Catia for windows 11 or past version of them adapted by windows 11?

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You don't have to use any third-party app and you just have to join the Windows Insider Program, in Windows 10 to be able to upgrade.

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