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Microsoft seeks to end minimal configuration controversy over switch to Windows 11

Microsoft seeks to end minimal configuration controversy over switch to Windows 11

Cacophony lasted from the announcement of Microsoft’s new OS: What are the minimum requirements for Windows 11? That is now clear DPM 2.0 is mandatory, For security reasons.
But as for the processors, we are still in the dark: the first version of the minimum specification seemed to check the wide range of chips, which would show at least 1 GHz even if they had at least two cores.

But all of a sudden, Microsoft tightened the screw and edited its technical documentation, limiting the compatibility of Windows 11 to a choice. Very reduced From Processors, Which arbitrarily rejected some models that were not old, and A Priory Ability to run the new OS.
Ironically, even one of the most luxurious machines that Microsoft sells – The Surface Studio 2 – Not compatible with the new system under these conditionsUpdate, Because it has a 7th generation Intel Core chip.

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Instant Bronca on social media: Countless, but still valiant PC owners prior to 2017 failed to understand what Microsoft was playing because publishers could not clearly explain why a few more chips were rejected. Frustration, especially from its PC software Health test application, To say whether a machine can be upgraded to Windows 11, gave many false downsides.

New twist yesterday. Through a blog post, Microsoft tries to explain itself, promising, but not yet! The software company first recalls why it imposes significant restrictions Hardware Switching to Windows 11: Advanced security (hence the need for DPM 2.0 support), adopting the new standard of Windows drivers with fewer crashes, while maintaining system compatibility with existing applications.

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A small step towards older processors

“We believe devices running on 8th generation Intel, AMD Gen 2 or Qualcomm 7 and 8 series processors will meet our security and reliability policies and meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.” Microsoft recalls.

However, this does open a door to older chips. Or, conversely, half-open:

« As we release Windows 11 to Insiders and our OEM partners, we will test to identify the 7th General Intel and AMD Zen running machines that can meet these principles. “

In other words, Microsoft claims to be ready to recognize machines with processors from the previous generation, but that’s it. However, he promises to be transparent about the results of these tests and to communicate regularly through these technical blogs.

Another proof of the company’s mistakes is the first edition of this blog post, from which journalist Tom Warren discovered On the edge, Has clearly indicated that PCs running 6th generation Intel and pre-Gen AMDs will not meet the update requirements. This little phrase has been deleted.

At the same time, it is a genuine acknowledgment of failure and the company has decided to temporarily withdraw its application. PC Health test application, And explains it in a convoluted way.

“We know that the application is not ready to share with us the accuracy you expect from us and the reasons why a PC running Windows 10 may not meet our update requirements.”

It should be back online shortly before Windows 11 is available in the fall. We started out very quiet.

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Source : Microsoft