after the Windows 11 official release, this Tuesday (05/10), Microsoft included a notice advising users who do not have compatible devices to stay on Windows 10. The alert is displayed on a screen prior to installing the new operating system.

Windows 11 requires 8th generation processors or newer from Intel and Zen 2 or newer from AMD, both compatible with TPM 2.0 technology that guarantees security protocols for system authentications. According to Microsoft, machines that don't have these features can also install it, but they won't receive support or security updates, as well as being more susceptible to bugs.

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MS announcement expresses: “Your device may malfunction due to these compatibility issues or other (…) devices that do not meet these system requirements will no longer be guaranteed to receive updates, including but not limited to updates of security".

Microsoft includes compatibility alert for installing Windows 11. Image: Microsoft
Microsoft includes compatibility alert for installing Windows 11. Image: Microsoft

Devices without TPM 2.0 are more susceptible to blue screen

According to Microsoft, machines that do not meet the minimum requirements of Windows 11 have 43% more chances of suffering from crashes, in addition to a considerable increase in Blue Screen incidence, traditional Windows alert for serious errors.

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Minimum requirements

In addition to processor compatibility, Microsoft also recommends the following configuration for devices to support Windows 11:

  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64GB of available memory
  • UEFI, Secure Boot Compatible
  • TPM 2.0 enabled
  • DirectX 12 or later compatible GPU with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • 720-inch 9p screen

If you don't know your computer's configuration, Microsoft provides a compatibility diagnosis in Windows 11 official page. Just access it and follow the steps to install the PC health check app.

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