Windows 10: Why can't I upgrade to Win 11 despite meeting all requirements?

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  1. Why can't I upgrade to Win 11 despite meeting all requirements?


    Trying to update to Win 11 I get the message: "The processor isn't currently supported for Windows 11." But my processor is an Intel i7-6700 quadcore @ 3.40GHz, and the system has 16 GB RAM. This meets the declared Win 11 system requirements at least 1 Ghz clock speed and 2 or more cores. This is very disappointing. I don't think my system is that obsolete. Is there any undeclared reason why Windows excludes this processor as eligible for Win 11 upgrade?

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    Marco_6544, Oct 1, 2022
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  2. yahanna Win User

    Why can't my Processor meet requirement for a Win 11 Upgrade ???

    I'm confused about a notification from Microsoft about upgrading to win 11. The notification said my PC doesn't meet a requirement which makes 0 sense. It says my CPU isn't on an approved list of CPUs. But my processor is crazy fast. How is this possible?

    Below is a screenshot of what it claims I require although again it makes 0 sense. Can someone tell me if this is a joke from Microsoft or is this a mistake? Is win 11 all that and better than 10?


    Why can't I upgrade to Win 11 despite meeting all requirements? [​IMG]
     
    yahanna, Oct 1, 2022
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  3. Sumit (Volunteer Moderator), Oct 1, 2022
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  4. sgage Win User

    Why can't I upgrade to Win 11 despite meeting all requirements?

    Why can't my Processor meet requirement for a Win 11 Upgrade ???

    In the run up to the release of Win11, this question was asked many, many times. It has nothing to do with CPU raw performance, really. It has to do with newer CPU's having features that enable MS to implement what they say are security enhancing measures. This is along with TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. Win11 will run, and perhaps run well, on earlier generations processors, but they won't be able to accomodate MS's new security model as it is rolled out in future months/years, at least not without a potentially serious performance hit. So you can run Win11 if you want, but MS will not support it. So far, at least, non-compliant machines have been getting updates, but MS reserves the right to cut that off at any time.

    As I have a non-compliant CPU (i5 7400 @3.5 GHz), this is one reason why I have abandoned Win11. IAC Win10 is supported until October 2025. The other reason I have abandoned Win11 is that there are UI elements that I dislike. Win10 is fine for me, and runs beautifully on this machine. I am glad it will be supported until 2025. We will review the situation at that time...
     
    sgage, Oct 1, 2022
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