Windows PC Health Check - Windows 11

JohnWill

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Well, since my machine seems to fail in a number of places, I'll put any Win 11 ideas on the back burner, I have a few years to think about that.

Given that Win 10 is working well for me, I have to go with the usual Windows wisdom, only go for alternate releases. That being the case, I'll skip the questionable Win 11 release and wait for Win 12. :unsure::LOL::LOL:
 
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So I'm screwed on W11 or else get a new pc. Thanks for your quick response. Still maybe looking to Linux and goodby MS.
 

flavallee

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Windows 7 is supported until January 2023 and Windows 10 until October 2025 or later, so I'm in no hurry to switch to Windows 11.
And all of my Dells are older 4th and 6th generation Intel, so they're supposedly not supported anyway by Windows 11.

I fear some people are going to trash their PC's by messing with the BIOS and using third-party fixes to try to make them compatible.
People need to be patient until the official release of Windows 11 supposedly occurs in a few months.
The actual system requirements to install and use Windows 11 should be verified by then.

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Cookiegal

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Go down to 21H1 clicking on supported Intel processors, my processor is listed as supported. i5-7200U
I don't understand.
Look again. That's for Windows 10. If you look for Windows 11 your CP is not listed. Here's that list:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...pported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

However, it's only a question mark and not an X from the utility so it looks like it's not certain. This PC Mag article may clear some of that up for you and your process is specifically mentioned there.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/can-your...n-ones-four-years-old-or-older-says-microsoft
 

flavallee

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The way I read it:
Microsoft still says 8th generation or newer is needed, but 7th generation or older will also be tested, then a decision will be made as to which PC's will be compatible with Windows 11.
 
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The way I read it:
Microsoft still says 8th generation or newer is needed, but 7th generation or older will also be tested, then a decision will be made as to which PC's will be compatible with Windows 11.
Thats they I understand it to mean also.
 
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went ahead and installed it. It is different. no time to play with it. Now triple booting though I do need to fix grub since the win11 install broke it. It will be an easy fix since I have been running it from an external ssd drive.
 

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