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BruceMarcy-8211 asked williamKanengeiser-8223 published

windows11 cpu supported Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

Why is my Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz not on the cpu support list for windows11 ?
Do you know if there is planned support for it ?
thanks

windows-11
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LeonLaude answered

Hi @BruceMarcy-8211,

Unfortunately there's nothing we can do here on these forums to help you with your processor, let me give you some more information about the processor requirements for Windows 11.

Microsoft first announced that they would only support 8th Generation of Intel processors and newer, however they did later start supporting some of the 7th Generation processors and as far as I've heard they are still testing out 7th Generation processors.

The processor you are using is a 7th Generation processor, you can check the compatible list of Intel processors for Windows 11 over here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

The list is still being updated so it is not final, more processors will surely be supported in the near future, but for now your processor is unfortunately not in the supported list.

You can always send feedback by using the Feedback Hub app and file a report and request your processor to be supported.

Send feedback to Microsoft with the Feedback Hub app
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-the-feedback-hub-app-f59187f8-8739-22d6-ba93-f66612949332

Another option is to upgrade your processor to a supported one.


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Best regards,
Leon

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hi there,

Some 7th generation and all 8th generation processors are supported for Windows 11. This has been finalized by PC Oem & Microsoft for enhanced security and performance. It seems your i7-7700K is not supported for Windows 11. I highly doubt that there might be any addition of processors now, but you can try the feedback hub to let Microsoft know about this.

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


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williamKanengeiser-8223 answered williamKanengeiser-8223 published

It's odd how they do things. It was initially supported (which is how I have win11 w/ my 7700k) then they removed it from their list so I imagine it's no where near being finalized unlike what was described above.

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