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Microsoft will test seventh-generation Intel and first-generation Ryzen on Windows 11


Microsoft released a Blog post Trying to ease today System Requirements in order to Windows 11.

This article discusses the rationality of system requirements, but also expresses that Microsoft is willing to expand the list of cutting off a few Qualcomm processors, 8th generation Intel and AMD’s second generation Ryzen chips.

“When we release to Windows Insiders and work with our OEM, we will test to identify devices running on Intel’s 7th generation and AMD Zen 1, which may conform to our principles,” the post read. “Over time, we are committed to sharing updates on our test results with you and sharing more technical blogs.”

Microsoft has justified the new system requirements by stating that Windows 11 is more secure, including the possibility of reducing malware by 60%, and having better encryption and biometric support. One notable security feature is the use of virtualization-based security, which should pass the TPM to the virtual machine.

Three reasons for Microsoft’s new requirements for Windows 11. (Image source: Microsoft)

In addition, Microsoft is choosing a processor that works with the latest Windows drivers and meets the minimum specifications of Office and Teams.Part of the safety requirements comes from Microsoft needs TPM 2.0.

The company stipulated speeds exceeding 1 GHz, dual-core processors, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as a “base”, which still includes some PCs that have been used for many years and are not currently on the list of supported processors.

It is great to see that Microsoft is considering including more processors, because many fully functional personal computers are still using these chips. (Including many Microsoft Surface devices that are still on sale!) When Microsoft launched the chip list, Enraged many enthusiasts who still have a fully functional PC, And who suggested that it would generate e-waste and force people to buy new computers when there is a global shortage of components.

This test will come from the Windows internal version, so it is up to the early adopter community to understand its progress. The first Windows Insider preview version of Windows 11 Live streaming.

Microsoft will temporarily remove the PC Health Check application, which will let you know if your Windows 10 PC can handle Windows 11.

“Based on the feedback so far, we acknowledge that it is not fully prepared to share the level of detail or accuracy of your expectations about why our Windows 10 PCs do not meet the upgrade requirements,” the post read. “We are temporarily removing the app so that our team can resolve the feedback.”

The post promises that the tool will be back online before it is fully available in the fall.


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