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Windows 11 – Windows updates may be denied

As we wrote then Microsoft first announced Windows 11, not all Windows 10 PCs can be upgraded to Windows 11 when the time comes, however, Microsoft seems to soften something.

This weekend, the site wrote The Verge Microsoft will not block users from installing Windows 11 on most older PCs, but they will not be able to upgrade directly from Windows 10.

According to Microsoft requirements, the PC must have a newer processor and support for TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) – a technology for security-related functions in the hardware.

That is, if you have a PC like not supports Microsoft Windows 11 requirements, you will not be able to upgrade directly. Instead, you can install Windows 11 manually by downloading the installation file (an ISO file) and running it from a USB memory stick.

A solution that is simple for some, but that others have not been away with before.

May refuse updates

But even if you get Windows 11 installed manually on an unsupported computer, it’s still not quite right.

It turns out that Microsoft can refuse Windows 11 users, with PCs that do not support the machine requirements, to install updates to the operating system.

So even if users get Windows 11 installed manually, they may not be able to download updates, including security updates.

This is confirmed by the company opposite The Verge, but do not want to go into detail about what it actually entails.

Microsoft has previously shown willingness to update older operating systems if there is a serious security risk, such as for Windows 7, so it is difficult to imagine that they will not make similar updates available to all Windows 11 users.

These are the Windows 11 requirements

To check if your Windows 10 PC is supported, Microsoft has developed a program called Condition Monitor for PC, but at the time of writing, the software is not available for download. One beta version can also be downloaded from here, but it requires you to be a Windows Insider and sign in with a Microsoft account.

However, the company has released an overview of minimum requirements, which you can see below:

  • Processor: At least two cores of 1 GHz or faster, 64-bit
  • TPM 2.0 support
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Screen: At least 9 inches large, 720p resolution or higher
  • Video card: compatible with DirectX12 or later with WDDM 2.x driver
  • System: UEFI, Secure Boot-kapabel

We can at least state that the work PC is not supported.

We can at least state that the work PC is not supported.
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