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  1. Renoktation's Avatar
    I ran the 'PC Health Check' and it informed me that my Dell XPS laptop is not compatible with the new Windows 11 but, it will continue to receive security updates. Perhaps, the game spoilers were TPM module and WDM 2.0 drivers.

    With 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, full HD display, Intel Core i7 3rd gen 64 bit processor and 2 GB NVidia graphics card, my laptop has been working great even after 8 years. I primarily use it for Windows 10 app development and multimedia consumption. It's difficult to say how this recent change will affect me, but I am sure many people will not be in a position to upgrade to a new laptop.

    Needless to say, what it does to environment when we throw away a perfectly capable computer just because someone launched a new OS that has moved the 'Start' button towards the center and added a widget launcher!
    Last edited by Renoktation; 06-25-2021 at 09:18 AM.
    06-24-2021 12:14 PM
  2. robert beadles's Avatar
    Or does this mean that 32 bit may get an option in the form of WinX?
    06-24-2021 12:16 PM
  3. Sharp Ninja's Avatar
    Originally posted by Renoktation
    I ran the 'PC Health Check' and it informed me that my 8 years old Dell XPS laptop is not compatible with the new Windows 11 but, it will continue to receive security updates. Perhaps, the game spoilers were TPM module and WDM 2.0 drivers.
    Right here is where your rant should end. Not having a modern CPU with Spectre mitigations or TPM 2.0 should be a limiting factor and I'm glad to see Microsoft moving the bar forward on security. I suspect at some point in the not too distant future that every single app will be sandboxed and systems without Virtualization Extensions will be left behind as well. And Microsoft will support Windows 10 for another 4 years, so if you insist on using old hardware you now have a deadline for buying a new computer.
    06-24-2021 01:25 PM
  4. Toshack's Avatar
    I have the same issue but mine is only 5 years old. But I checked the list of compatible processors and it looks as though this might be the issue as older CPU's do not seem to be supported.
    06-24-2021 05:39 PM
  5. mutant 9's Avatar
    5 years is long enough. It also looks like some new features from the store will land for windows 10. It is not realistic for a company to move forward 10 years of technical debt. How can they innovate?
    Drael646464 and slbailey1 like this.
    06-25-2021 06:50 AM
  6. Renoktation's Avatar
    How can they innovate?
    Software innovations should not require hardware changes this frequently. The only solution is to decouple the two. And the best solution today may be 'cloud computing' provided they do not charge hefty annual charges.
    06-25-2021 08:54 AM
  7. me just saying's Avatar
    don't sweat it yet. I believe as the release date gets closer, what will and won't run with win11 will change. In the past, a lot of computers failed the win10 test but was still able to run it without any issues
    06-25-2021 09:17 AM
  8. Toshack's Avatar
    I agree about the 5 years; I'm in the process of building a new PC - was waiting for GPO prices to fall lol but now will wait and see
    06-25-2021 06:40 PM
  9. Toshack's Avatar
    As a follow-up I followed these instructions to change the HDD from MBR to GPT partition and from Legacy BIOS to EUFI and activate secure boot.

    https://www.makeuseof.com/fix-this-p...dows-11-error/

    It all worked fine and the pc boots up faster (should have done it ages ago lol)

    However, re-running W11 check now says CPU is not supported - it's intel i5 6400 - about 5 years old

    Hope this helps someone
    06-28-2021 03:05 AM
  10. morrisok's Avatar
    Sorry, my PC is two years old with TPM 2 but a 7th gen Intel i5 (not 8th gen(. Not on the list of approved CPUs. It's ridiculous. I'm hoping that the list of supported CPUs will expand during testing.
    06-28-2021 08:41 AM

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