When Microsoft introduced Windows 11, it made a big impression. However, this operating system update is controversial because of the Redmond company’s hardware requirements.
As The Verge site reminds us, with the exception of a few models, Windows 11 requires a computer that has an Intel processor of 8e generation or Zen 2. To run Windows 11, a PC will also need to have a TPM 2.0.
In essence, many machines are stuck on Windows 10, because Microsoft decided to set the bar very high. This decision is in any case assumed by the Redmond firm. In a post published a year ago, she wrote:
“Windows 11 is designed and built as a complete set of experiences, unleashing the full power of the PC our customers rely on, including areas such as security, reliability, compatibility, video conferencing, multitasking, play, creation, construction, learning and more. We need a minimum system requirement that allows us to scale software and hardware to keep pace with user expectations and needs and harness the true value and power of the PC to deliver the best experiences, today. and in the future. »
When Microsoft throws oil on the fire
In any case, as if all that weren’t enough, Microsoft recently made a huge mistake. As part of the Insiders program, which allows testing of future Windows features, the company accidentally updated computers to Windows 11 that are not normally compatible, due to hardware requirements.
The incident was reported by many users on social networks. And in response to one of these publications, Microsoft admitted its error, while indicating that an investigation is already underway.
“It’s a bug and the right team is investigating it. Thanks for letting us know”wrote the Redmond company in response to a user who reported that her PC with an Intel processor of 7e generation, which is normally incompatible, received a proposal to update to Windows 11.
On Reddit, another user wondered if Microsoft had finally changed its mind (which it hasn’t).
Windows 11: a message that will appear if your PC is not compatible
Note that it is possible to force the installation of Windows 11 on an incompatible PC. However, this is discouraged by Microsoft, which says these machines will not take advantage of its update guarantees.
Also, if you install Windows 11 on a machine that doesn’t meet Microsoft’s requirements, the operating system might display a message that might end up persuading you to go back to Windows 10.