Microsoft will not be stopping efforts to install Windows 11 with an ISO installer on unsupported Computers. Users will be allowed to install Windows 11 even if they do not have a supported processor. Microsoft, as reported by PCWorld, has clarified that unsupported systems running windows 11 will still be able to install Windows 11 but there is a catch. Unsupported systems will have Windows update functionality removed.
Users have already found a way to installed Windows 11 by using the media creation tool. So this admission from
Microsoft comes as no surprise. By using the media creation tool you are able to install a ISO on a bootable drive. Even if your machine is unsupported. There also have been numerous other reports of workarounds over the last few months.
For unsupported systems losing Windows updates can leave your system open to security issues, unstable, and simply outdated. Microsoft’s current support for windows 10 current version Windows 10 21H1, which is set to expire on Dec. 13, 2022. So in little over a year from now unsupported systems will have no updates coming from current 10 and 11. The only option for users with a unsupported computer will be to download the lates ISO and reinstall Windows when they need a crucial update.
Microsoft did clarify the hardware requirements for Windows 11. In case you where wondering if you pc will be unsupported. The system requirements are as follows a 64-bit processor, 4GB memory, 64 GB storage, UEFI secure boot, graphics requirements, and TPM 2.0. If you do not meet these requirements than your PC will be considered “unsupported.”