Surprisingly, the Windows 11 update has also started rolling out to unsupported computers. Was it a mistake or did Microsoft change the underlying system requirements? Find out.
Microsoft recently released the final version of its Windows 11 update. Since its inception, Microsoft has banned older computers that do not have TPM 2.0 from updating to Windows 11. But surprisingly, the company has provided the latest update for desktops that are not supported by Windows 11 Official support! On June 6, Microsoft introduced Windows 11 22H2 in the Release Preview Channel. The update includes several features like the Mica app for Win32, drag and drop, a better Start menu, a new Task Manager, and more.
At launch last year, Microsoft set strict minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11 while leaving millions of desktops and laptops without the latest updates. To update Windows 11 on your computer or laptop, it requires an 8th Gen Intel processor or later, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, TPM 2.0 UEFI, and Secure Boot . Well, the rest may not be a big deal but the CPU requirements have prevented many devices from upgrading to the latest operating system.
But the Windows 11 update recently started coming to unsupported devices. And as soon as this happened, Twitter and Reddit users quickly discovered that hundreds of Windows Insiders were able to upgrade their Windows 10 systems on older CPUs, a Windows report says. Latest said. The report shared a snapshot of the message for ‘version 22H2’ appearing on both unsupported Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems that have subscribed to the Release Preview Channel.
But that was a mistake by Microsoft!
Unfortunately, Microsoft has no plans to extend the rollout of Windows 11 updates to any unsupported devices. Microsoft officials tried to clear the air. They say there are no plans to change the requirements and that updates are available on unsupported devices just a bug, the Windows Latest report mentions. The team is investigating the matter, the official said.