Surprise! Windows 11 rolled out to unsupported PCs! But wait... was it a Microsoft mistake?
In a big surprise, Windows 11 update has started rolling out to unsupported computers too. Is it a mistake or Microsoft has changed the basic system requirements? Find out.
Microsoft has recently released the final version of its Windows 11 update. Since the beginning of its launch, Microsoft has barred the older PCs which do not have TPM 2.0 from updating to Windows 11. But surprisingly, the company has made the latest update available to desktops which are not officially supported by Windows 11! On June 6, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 11 22H2 in the Release Preview Channel. The update includes several features such as Mica for Win32 apps, drag and drop, a better Start menu, a new Task Manager and more.
Last year on launch, Microsoft has set a strict minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11 while leaving millions of desktops and laptops without the latest update. To update the Windows 11 on your computers or laptops, it requires 8th-gen or newer Intel processors, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage device, TPM 2.0 UEFI, and Secure Boot feature. Well, rest may not be a major issue but CPU requirements have prevented many devices from upgrading to the latest operating system.
But the recent Windows 11 update has started coming to devices that are not supported. And as soon as this happened, the Twitter and Reddit users were quick to spot that hundreds of Windows Insiders were able to upgrade their Windows 10 systems on older CPUs, a Windows Latest report mentioned. The report shared the glimpses of notification for ‘version 22H2' which appeared on both unsupported Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems enrolled in the Release Preview Channel.
But that was a mistake by Microsoft!
Unfortunately, Microsoft has no plans to expand the roll out of Windows 11 update to any unsupported devices. Microsoft officials have tried to clear the air. They said that there are no plans to change the requirements and the available update on the unsupported devices is just a bug, Windows Latest report mentioned. The team is investigating the issue, the official mentioned.