Windows 11 Mininum Specifications Changed, Can't Run on AMD Ryzen Old CPUs

Microsoft recently updated the minimum requirements of computer specifications (PCs) that can be installed with its latest operating system (OS), Windows 11.

Now, various PCs powered by Intel Core X-Series processors (CPUs), Intel Core Xeon W-Series, and Intel Core 7820HQ (equipped with the latest DCH drivers) will not be able to be fitted with the Windows 10 successor.

In addition, users who have PCs with first-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs will also not be able to run Windows 11, although Microsoft has previously tested the old processor family released in 2017.

"After analyzing first-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs as our partnership with AMD, we both agreed that no processor of that generation supports Windows 11 OS," Microsoft said in a statement.

However, the need for computer specifications for Windows 11 as a whole has not changed and is still the same as the previously announced specifications, which include:CPU: System-on-Chip (SoC) or 64-bit CPU with two or more cores with a speed of at least 1 GHzRAM: 4 GBStorage: 64 GBFirmware system: UEFI, supports Secure BootTPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0GPU: Supports DirectX 12 or later and WDDM 2.0 driversDisplay: A screen larger than 9 inches with HD (720p) resolution that supports an 8-bits per channel color systemOther terms: Internet connection and Microsoft accountPc Health Check app update

Microsoft View of the latest version of the PC Health Check app.

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In addition to the update of the maximum requirements of windows 11 specifications, Microsoft also plans to release the latest version of the application commonly used to check whether a computer supports this latest OS or not, namely PC Health Check.

Later, the application will be able to display more detailed information if the computer cannot be installed by Windows 11, instead of just saying that the PC in question does not support the OS for no apparent reason.

If the user's PC does not have the TPM 2.0 module, for example, the PC Health Check application will display information related to it clearly, and display the version of TPM currently installed, as illustrated in the image above.

Then, the application will also provide clear information to users if the processor does not support Windows 11, and presents a clickable link to find out a series of CPUs supported by the new OS.

However, this update is only distributed to users who are registered in the Windows Insider program.

Related to Windows Insider, users of the program who have 64-bit, 32-bit, Windows on ARM, and Windows 10 in S Mode can now also install the HEALTH CHECK PC application, as summarized by Nuansatech from ZDNet, Monday (08/30/2021).

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