Microsoft mentioned that it will allow users to install Windows 11 on computers that do not meet the minimum requirements for installation.
It won’t be a method it recommends or offers as an option, but there won’t be any restrictions for those who install Windows 11 manually.
Installing Windows 11 on older PCs
When Microsoft mentioned that it will not prevent users from trying to install Windows 11 on older PCs or PCs that do not meet the minimum requirements. So any user will be able to download the Windows 11 ISO file and start the installation process.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind. On the one hand, just because Microsoft allows Windows 11 to be installed on any computer, even if it doesn’t meet the requirements, doesn’t mean that it will work in all cases. It may crash, not run smoothly, or present a variety of problems on your computer.
And Microsoft will not be responsible for compatibility issues or any bugs with Windows 11, so you do this at your own risk. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that Windows 10 will automatically upgrade to Windows 11 if your computer doesn’t meet the requirements. In this case, Microsoft will apply the restriction and will not allow you to upgrade via Windows Update.
And this is not the only Windows-related news. Microsoft also announced an update to the minimum requirements for Windows 11, reminding you that your computer must have a 1Ghz 64-bit processor with two or more cores, 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
They have considered adding more processors, for example, Intel Core X and 7th generation Xeon W are now added. And to make it clear to users whether their computers meet the requirements, they can use the PC Health Check application.