After announcing the long-awaited Windows 11 last week, Microsoft launched its first preview build on the Dev channel. But more importantly, the Redmond Giants have also made some changes to the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. This will allow users with 7th Generation Intel Core Processors or AMD Zen 1 CPUs to upgrade to Next Generation Windows.
Now, for those who don’t know, after Microsoft announced Windows 11 last week, there was some controversy over the minimum system requirements for this next-generation desktop operating system. So, to deal with the situation and eliminate the confusion, the company today shared an official blog post.
According to a blog post, Microsoft designed and built Windows 11 with reliability, security, and compatibility in mind.As a result, the company has set minimum OS system requirements. “We meet people’s expectations and needs and harness the true value and power of PCs to provide the best experience now and in the future.”
The company states that it is confident that 8th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Zen 2 CPUs, as well as devices running on Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series, will meet Microsoft’s pre-configured principles. However, the company plans to release an operating system for devices running on 7th generation Intel Core and AMD Zen 1 CPUs to test performance during the preview period.
Meanwhile, the company has also temporarily removed the PC health check app. This is intended to allow existing Windows users to see if their PC is compatible with Windows 11.According to the company, based on feedback, this app is “Not ready to share level of detail or accuracy” Why Windows 10 PCs don’t meet the minimum requirements. Therefore, you can use this free app to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 until an updated version of the app is released. It also gives specific reasons why you cannot run Windows 11 on your PC.
Otherwise, you can find a detailed article on how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 or a detailed list of compatible Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm CPUs that can run Windows 11.