Supported or not, new or old, that's all you need to know.
Windows 11 is available here. Now that you have time to read our full review, you may want to consider installing this upgrade on your computer.
We think most people will have to wait a few months for Microsoft to fix the biggest bugs in the new Windows 11 and release updates for Windows built in apps. to finish. But you may want to install the operating system for any reason because you want to test it or because you want to run the latest system. Or maybe you want to install Windows 11 on an "unsupported" computer because Microsoft is not your parent and therefore cannot tell you what to do.
We've put together all the resources to create a comprehensive software installation guide for upgrading to Windows 11. This includes tips and some step-by-step instructions to explain the official features required such as TPM and Your Secure Boot, as well as official and unofficial ways to exclude required checks from System on computers, not supported. .
I've been running Windows 11 on old computers like the Dell Inspiron 530 since 2008, and while I'm not saying that's what you should do, it's what you can do. Contents How do I get Windows 11? Do I have to pay for it? What does my computer need to "support"? How do I know if my computer is supported? How do I enter the BIOS of my computer? How do I enable my TPM? How do I enable secure boot? Well, what if my computer is not supported? Installing on a computer with a secure boot and what kind of installing a TPM on a computer without a secure boot or installing a TPM on a computer without a 64-bit processor What are the risks of running Windows 11 on an unsupported computer? Should I handle the installation without support anyway? How do I get Windows 11?
The easiest way to get Windows 11 is to check for Windows Update on a fully updated and supported PC running Windows 10. But since Microsoft releases Windows 11 gradually over several months, your PC might not see it yet .
Microsoft offers several ways to download Windows 11 manually. The first is to use the Installation Assistant, which you install on your computer to enable a regular upgrade installation via Windows Update. The second is to use the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool, which automates the process of creating a bootable USB drive or mount an ISO file for installation. Once you have a USB drive, you can boot from it to do a clean install, or run setup from within Windows 10 to install a regular upgrade. You can also burn an ISO to a DVD, but installing from any USB drive, even from an older USB 2.0 drive, will be much faster, so you shouldn't do that. Finally, you can just download the ISO file directly from the Microsoft website. Do I have to pay for it? Windows 11 is a free upgrade to Windows 10. So if you're running Windows 10 Home or Pro on your PC, you can install and activate your version of Windows 11, regardless of whether your PC is officially supported or not. The only sites I see retail versions of Windows 11 are fake product websites that don't trust my credit card information, so I recommend buying a Windows 10 license from a reputable site. A product key must work to install and activate Windows 11. The Windows 10 installer will continue to accept these old product keys long after the official Windows 10 Free Upgrade offer expired in 2016. But we've also heard from readers who have had trouble using these keys in Windows 11 or later. supplied, so your chances may be different.What does a computer need to "support"?
Let's repeat the system requirements for Windows 11:64-bit 1 GHz or faster Dual-core Intel, AMD or Qualcomm processor 4 GB RAM 64 GB UEFI Secure Boot Storage Supported and Enabled A Trusted Platform Module (TPM), GXU version DirectX 12 Compatible WDDM 2.0 driver with a 720p screen larger than 9 inches
Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account and an Internet connection. Windows 11 Pro can still be used with a local account. Windows 10 Home allows you to create a local account while you are not connected to the Internet at startup, but this trick no longer works.
CPU requirements are the most restrictive. Supported processors include 8th generation and later Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen 2000 series and later processors. These are all chipsets launched in late 2017 and early 2018. Older PCs can't officially run Windows 11. It's a long way from Windows 10, which supports just about anything that can run Windows 7 or Windows 8.
We also examine the reasons behind these requirements (and whether they retain water) in our review. But the three most important are CPU, TPM and Secure Boot.How do I know if my computer is supported?
When you open Windows Update in Windows 10, it may tell you if your PC is supported or not. But the easiest way to check manually is with Microsoft Health PC. Initial versions of this software weren't very good, but the current version tells you if your computer is compatible or why it's compatible.
If you don't support your processor, you'll either want to upgrade to a supported CPU or go to the section on how to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs.
If your processor is supported but has a TPM or Secure Startup requirement, the good news is that unless there is a problem with your computer, both should be features that you can find at BIOS Turn on your PC.Announcements How do I enter the BIOS of my computer?
You can usually enter the BIOS by pressing a few keys after turning on the computer, but before starting Windows. The keys vary, but common keys include the delete key, F2 (Dell systems), F1 (Lenovo systems) or F10 (HP systems). The BIOS should go to Windows Settings, then Windows Update, then Recovery, and now reboot into the Advanced Setup section. On the blue main screen you see next, click on Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then UEFI OS Settings.How do I enable my TPM?
Enabling the TPM on your CPU's internal operating system is easy, but sometimes finding the settings to do so isn't easy. If you're not sure what to do, search for "Enable TPM [TPM maker]", as many manufacturers have created help pages specifically for Windows 11.
For Intel if you can't find the system in Somewhere in the chipset or security settings labeled "TPM", search for "Platform Trust Technology" or "PTT" and enable it. AMD systems usually refer to it as "fTPM," although you might also see it as the "Platform Security Processor" or "PSP." And use the Health Check app to make sure it's working properly.How do I enable secure boot?
Every PC built since Windows 8 was released in 2012 should support Secure Boot, which helps prevent unsigned and potentially malicious programs from loading when you start your PC. If it isn't already enabled, you'll usually be able to boot it into your computer's BIOS in the Security or Boot section. If you can't find the TPM activation settings, check your computer or motherboard manual.
If your computer won't boot up after activating secure boot, don't worry, you just need to follow some extra steps to not boot most likely due to hard drive or SSD with MBR table (or partition mapped Master Boot Record) to replace the newer GPT (GUID Partition Table) format required by both Secure Boot and UEFI.
Right-click the Start button or use the keyboard shortcut Windows + X to check, then click Disk Management in the menu that appears. Right-click on any drive where Windows is installed (the disk on most computers will be 0, but not if you have multiple hard disks), click Properties, then check the Volume tab. If your partition style is listed as MBR, you need to convert the drive.If your drive uses the old MBR partition style, it should You have to enable it before you can enable Secure Boot to GPT conversion. Andrew Cunningham
To convert from MBR to GPT in Windows 10:Open Settings, then Windows Update, then Recovery, and click Restart Now below. "Advanced mode." When your computer restarts, click the Troubleshoot button, then Advanced Options, then Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt window, type mbr2gpt /validate to make sure the drive is bootable. Then type mbr2gpt / convert to convert the drive. When done, re-enable Secure Boot in BIOS and your computer should boot normally.
If for some reason this conversion fails, the simplest option might be to reinstall Windows 10 or 11 by activating Safe Boot. When you format the drive and install Windows via a bootable USB, it uses GPT instead of MBR.
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