Microsoft's Windows 11 does not explicitly support first-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. But it also doesn’t support any Intel processor manufactured before the Coffee Lake generation. Therefore, anything in the Ryzen 1000 series or the 7th generation Kaby Lake range does not appear to be a winner for Windows 11.
But save that fork. The lists of supported Intel i AMD processors for Windows 11 they are long, but not exhaustive, and that also doesn’t mean that these chips don’t allow you to run the new operating system. This is the difference between what Microsoft calls "hard ground" and "soft ground". Windows 11 Compatibility Cookbook.
This is the difference between definitely not being able to install Windows 11 and just not being able to advised a. It certainly feels like an arbitrary cut for the CPUs in question, and it may simply be where Microsoft chose to stop checking chips against Windows 11.
He The announcement of Windows 11 has been interesting and dismaying. On the one hand, the live stream of "What's Next for Windows", which has shown us to be seriously serious, showed us a vision of Windows 11 as an open and good-looking update of Windows 10, with more of a trend in games. And it's actually free.
On the other hand, we had a Windows 11 health check app that seemed to tell PC gamers, with monstrously powerful computers, that their machines weren’t up to par with Microsoft’s next-generation operating system.
So having a long list of compatible CPUs, which seems to miss any silicon that wasn’t born more than four years ago, is just another knife in the heart.
We've offered help for those with issues with the Health Check app: Tip: This is probably the TPM 2.0 switch in your BIOS. It’s also worth mentioning that just because you’re still using an 16-core 16-core Ryzen 7 1800X or a four-core eight-core Core i7 7700K, doesn’t mean Windows 11 won’t work on your computer.
Supported CPU generation lists are tied to the so-called "soft ground" compatibility for Windows 11. The Microsoft Compatibility Guide says this:
"There are new minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11. To run Windows 11, devices must meet the following specifications. Devices that do not meet hard ground cannot be upgraded to Windows 11 and devices that do not meet soft ground they will receive a notification that it is not recommended to update. "
- CPU: core> = 2 and speed> = 1 GHz
- System memory: TotalPhysicalRam> = 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB
- Security: TPM version> = 1.2 and SecureBootCapable = True
- Smode: Smode is false or Smode is true and C_ossku in (0x65, 0x64, 0x63, 0x6D, 0x6F, 0x73, 0x74, 0x71)
- Security: TPMVersion> = 2.0
- CPU generation
I have to say I'm not 100% done with what the hell is "Smode", but I can tell you that the "hard floor" of a 1 GHz + dual core CPU would mean tin install Windows 11 on your first-generation Ryzen computer. It can be as scaly as a new OS is likely to be on older hardware.
I guess one of those situations is to "settle down".