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Why Windows 11 does not support Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60 Ghz Processor ?

I have a HP Pavilion 15-bc014nl, with a Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60 Ghz Processor, and I can't believe that Windows 11 doesn't support it. I'm very disappointed.

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I don't understand why Microsoft couldn't just switch off the hardware dependent features with a disclaimer.
No one will trust MS after this fiasco.

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PeteDolan-8368 answered

To be honest...it just doesn't make sense to me either...especially when you look at what IS required in a processor, the Intel Core i7-6700HQ meets the requirements so I don't know what gives. Unless there is something else I'm missing. I wish we could afford to buy new laptops but that's not our reality.

CPU Specifications
Total Cores = 4
Total Threads = 8
Max Turbo Frequency = 3.50 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Frequency‡ = 3.50 GHz
Processor Base Frequency = 2.60 GHz
Cache = 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Speed = 8 GT/s
TDP = 45 W
Configurable TDP-down = 35 W

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Docs-4663 answered

Windows 11 can be installed in most computers in a supported or unsupported fashion.

When installed in an unsupported fashion end users may not benefit from the improvements in performance, reliability, and security.

End users must understand the risks and benefits before installed in an unsupported fashion.

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/08/27/update-on-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-and-the-pc-health-check-app/

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


There are multiple websites that have reported the successful installation in desktops, laptops, and tablets in an unsupported fashion.


Please run the V2 log collector and post a share link into this thread using one drive, drop box, or google drive:

https://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/2198-bsod-posting-instructions.html

https://www.elevenforum.com/t/bsod-posting-instructions.103/

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PeteDolan-8368 answered

Thanks but I did read that posting earlier before adding my two cents. :-) I was just hoping to get the answer to an issue so many of us are now going to have to face when on the surface it looks like it meets all the criteria. I've been in as situation of installing something on my machine that wouldn't be supported and while that nightmare was with just a video driver, this is an entire operating system and don't have a warm and fuzzy about installing it only to have some kind of problem and Microsoft not being able to support it.

The next question I would have then is if I we go ahead and install it on our unsupported machines, what about future updates that come through Windows Update and if there would be any.

Again, thanks.

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PeteDolan-8368 answered

After posting my last note, I decided to try the Intel forums to see if maybe they had an answer. Someone did post about and whether it's true or "official" I'm really not sure but, sadly, was surprised at it being an arbitrary decision.

community.intel.com/t5/Processors/Intel-Core-i7-7700-CPU-3-60GHz-does-not-support-Windows-11/m-p/1366071#M56688

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So far those with unsupported installations:

1) clean installs of Windows 11

2) upgrades after modifying files or registry


have been able to perform:

a) Windows updates

b) Microsoft Defender updates

c) In place upgrade repairs


One other consideration about current hardware, operating system issues is if and when there will be Windows 12 minimum requirements.



Performance, Reliability, and Security are moving targets.



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Hiii

I'm having the same issue , I have an HP 17 inch. i7 6700hq processor . And man have I been trying to find someone with a similar or same cpu.

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