moderated Re: windows 11
I think it's really too early to say for sure what will or will not be required. On the one hand Microsoft clearly states that the minimum requirement will be a CPU with at least 2 cores or more running at at least 1 Ghz or more speed and that of course is very misleading because even an 8-year old 4th generation Intel processor has these specs.
There are many articles which say Microsoft has confirmed the minimum requirement of an 8th Gen CPU, but Microsoft also speaks about a "soft floor" and a "hard floor" set of requirements and that some people may be able to install Windows 11 but will receive a warning that it is not re ommended.
My Asus Zenbook which was a high-end laptop when I bought it in November 2016 has an I7-6700U sixth Gen CPU, 16 Gb of RAM, a 512 Gb SSD, it has a 4K touch screen display and definitely shows that it has a UEFI BIOS with secur boot turned on and it has TPM 2.0. Yet the Health Check says it is not able to run Windows 11.
Here is just one article which says Microsoft officially confirmed the 8th Gen requirement and if you Google this you can find many more, but the fact remains that currently it is still confusing with many sources saying one thing and others saying something different. Even the Health Check tool which apparently already has been upgraded some is not always giving the correct information, I know of one person on a different list who has a 10th Gen CPU, TPM 2.0 and all the other requirements yet for some reason the tools says his computer can't be upgraded.
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From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 5:04 AM
Subject: Re: windows 11
That is not true about requiring I8 chips.
My Dell is running:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
And it just passed the Microsoft Windows 11 health tool.
Here is the message I received after running the tool
This PC can run Windows 11
It has TPM 2.0 which if you are running Windows 20h1 build 1943 can be found under Device manager
It is just after Processor, here is the Jaws speech history to help put it in context in Device Manager:
Having said that, there certainly seems to be a minimum processor but I don’t’ read computerese well enough to know if I7 is the minimum, or something earlier, but I3 is likely not going to work.
If it can be changed out, it is probably more costly than buying a new laptop.
You can get the tool here:
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You have a seventh generation chip, I3-7020U, at this point only 8th gen chips and above are supported and this is independent from having UEFI as the BIOS mode and secure boot as well as TPM 2.0 which system information does not show, you have to run TPM.msc to see your TPM version. Anyways, even if you have TPM 2.0, the fact that you have a 7th gen CPU remains and that would probably not be anything you can replace in a basic laptop.
HI. JUST DID A PC HEALTH CHECK AND SAYS MY PROCESSOR DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM SPECS WITH THE PROCESSOR FOR WINDOWS 11. HOW DO I CHANGE THIS. DO I NEED TO HAVE SIGHTED ASSISTANCE AND MAYBE UPDATE THE BIOS.
2 YEAR OLD ASSUS VIVO BOOK LAPTOP.
PASTING THE SYSTEM INFORMATION SUMMARY BELOW.
SO HOW TO CHECK FOR THE TPM 2.0.
HOW TO GET WINDOWS 11 WITH THIS CURRENT MACHINE.
PS: PASTING THE INFORMATION BELOW.
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System Summary Item Value
Hardware Resources OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 ProComponents Version 10.0.19043 Build 19043Software Environment Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LAPTOP-EP5OFF1A
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model VivoBook 15_ASUS Laptop X540UAR
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7020U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2304 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Pr...
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. X540UAR.306, 8/23/2019
SMBIOS Version 3.1
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Product X540UAR
BaseBoard Version 1.0
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.19041.1081"