moderated Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.



I5 is a brand/class. The first Core I3/I5/I7 processors were made in 2008, and Intel added Core I9 to the line-up recently. These four classes target different market segment:

  • Core I3: entry consumer
  • Core I5: mainstream consumer and business
  • Core I7: high-end consumer and business
  • Core I9: enthusiasts

A typical Intel Core processor is labeled as:

Intel Core I{class}-{generation}{range}{name}{suffix}

For example, a Core I-5-10400 processor is a tenth generation Core I5 processor for desktops. The label gets a bit complicated with recent mobile processors such as:

Intel Core I{class}-{generation}{name}G{power}

For example, Core I5-1145G7 is an 11th generation processor designed for a typical laptop computer. Intel knows that this creates confusion, so the processor prefixes its full name with the generation it is part of (for example: 11th Gen Intel Core).

There will be a general advisory on Windows 11 support (especially from screen reader user’s point of view) to be published on a forum dedicated to discussing a combination of Windows and various screen readers out there.




From: <> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:00 AM
Subject: Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.


So, when would a computer with I 5 have been made?  I probably got the specs wrong however, a laptop on Amazon has a I 5 processor.  That almost sounds like it was made over 10 years ago.  How is that possible. As in how could they sell such an old computer.   


From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.


You always get what you pay for. From what I know of Computers for the Blind they usually sell machines which are donated to them and which they refurbish, but this will mean they are probably most likely older and nothing that is more than 4 or at most 5 years old will run Windows 11 because for the most part you need an 8th Generation Intel processor (a very few 7th Gen Intel CPU's have been allowed) or an AMD Ryzen 2000 series processor.

Intel released its 8th Generation processors in August 2017 so at the earliest computers bought in late summer/early fall 2017 would have had such a CPU.

AMD released its Ryzen 2000 series CPU's in April of 2018 so unless you bought an AMD computer after that it is unlikely it will support Windows 11.


My Asus Zenbook which I bought in November 2016 when 7th Generation Intel processorswere already available still had a 6th Generation CPU and even though it has a TPM 2.0 chip, uses UEFI for the BIOS and SecureBoot is enabled it still won't run Windows 11 because the processor itself does not meet the requirements.


From: <> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: September 27, 2021 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.


Albert, if it is any consolation, I asked the MS help desk to run a diagnostic on a computer that my sister bought from Amazon a few months ago and has set to set it up.  Finally I just asked her if you are not going to set it up, just give it to me.  Well, along with other things that needed tweaking including putting on the latest version of JAWS, I thought as long as the tech is peeking in my computer, she might as well look to see if it can run windows 11.  Apparently, the processor from what I could determine from her thick accent, is not fast enough.  She re-assured me that 10 would be operational till 025.  Also she suggested I contact HP to see if there is anything they can do to fix the problem.  Call me naive, but, I’d think computers would not be sold if the processor will be shortly to slow.  Mind you, I’m buying a laptop from Amazon with just DDR 3 RAM, which I was told is pretty much obsolete now. 


From: <> On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.


Good evening Brian and Joseph, 


Yes, the person from the Microsoft disability answer desk,  did run the TPM and it did indeed came too the conclusion  that this particular computer wouldn’t be able too install windows 11.  Perhaps it is because I purchased this from computers for the blind. 


From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: Computer won't allow me too install windows 11.


On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 09:20 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:

We also need the exact model of this computer so we can figure out if the computer is truly ready for Windows 11.

Not that this wouldn't be helpful, but the very latest Windows PC Health Check that Microsoft has released is supposed to be quite accurate as far as detecting whether the hardware on which it is being run can be updated to Windows 11.

It sounds like the results of a run of that tool already has specifically detected that Mr. Cutolo's machine does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for TPM, even if it met every other requirement.  And all it takes is one of the required bits to be missing to put the kibosh on upgrading to Windows 11.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

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