Windows 11 shouldn’t run on older PCs – but Microsoft won’t stop you from trying

When Microsoft announced its minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11 back in June, many were upset by the fact that only AMD Zen 2 and Intel eighth-gen processors or later would be supported. After an outcry, Microsoft hasn’t exactly gone back on that, but they did say that anyone is welcome to try running Windows 11 on older machines – just don’t expect any support if you do.

If you try to install Windows 11 through Windows Update on an unsupported system, you’ll be prevented from doing so, but you can still install the new OS manually from an ISO file boot disk, according to The Verge.

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