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June 09, 2022.

Oops. Windows 11 on unsupported PCs

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Tuesday, Microsoft released the final version of its next big Windows 11 (22H2) update on its Release Preview channel. But it accidentally made it available to PCs that aren’t officially supported. Many Windows Insider testers quickly spotted the mistake and amplified it on Twitter and Reddit. Microsoft has stringent minimal operating requirements for Windows 11, which sidelines millions of PCs. Windows 11 normally requires an 8th gen Intel Core or an AMC Ryzen 3000-series processor or better, as well as Secure Boot support, TPM 2.0 to handle disk encryptions and other security functions. If you’ve installed Windows 11 on an unsupported PC when all you wanted was Release Preview for Windows 10 updates, you should be able to cancel the mistaken update in Windows 11 settings. Note that you only have ten days after the update to roll back to Windows 10.

Ars Technica, Andrew Cunningham, “Microsoft accidentally allowed unsupported PCs to upgrade to Windows 11 22H2.”


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