Microsoft won’t allow many older Surface devices to upgrade to Windows 11

Any Surface device that’s older than three years may be in danger of not being able to upgrade to Windows 11. Blame Microsoft’s new hardware requirements.

About half of Microsoft’s Surface lineup will be ineligible to upgrade to Windows 11, the company confirmed Thursday after announcing the new operating system.

When PCWorld asked which Surface devices would be eligible for Windows 11, a Microsoft representative responded via email with the names of just five legacy devices, as well as the most modern revisions of each of Microsoft’s Surface lineup. 

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