Windows 11 can be installed on some older processors

Microsoft announced some minor changes to the Windows 11 system requirements, installed on older computers that did not meet all of the previously announced specifications.

In a post on its official blog, Microsoft gave some essential details for those planning to migrate to Windows 11 when it launches. The first and most important thing is that the announced technical specifications remain unchanged, especially for users who will install Windows 11 from the current Windows 10.

But Microsoft explains that, after analyzing other processor models, they decided to expand the list of compatible Intel chips for Windows 11. The added models belong to the seventh generation and are from the Intel Core X and Xeon W series and the Intel Core. i7-7820HQ was released with the latest drivers, such as the one for the Surface Studio 2.

Likewise, Microsoft also reveals that the list of AMD processors with Zen 1st generation architecture does not meet Windows 11. Therefore there are no changes in the compatibility with AMD. This means that the new operating system does not support the Ryzen 1000 series processors.

Microsoft also ensures that, in the case of unsupported hardware, Windows kernel crashes increase by 52 percent compared to hardware with official support. This data can discourage installations on equipment that does not meet the minimum requirements, which will not be prohibited but at greater risk of falls and problems.

The company will also launch an updated version of the application to check if a computer is compatible with Windows 11. The new processor models mentioned above will be added.

Beyond these chips, the specifications remain unchanged: 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a DirectX 12 compatible video card.