Only if you have one of the following processors will you be able to upgrade to the new Windows 11.
By the end of the year, the availability of Windows 11 in the market is expected, not only being already available on computers that are in stores but will also allow Windows 10 users, for a time, to be able to update to the new operating system for free.
But one of the most controversial aspects of Windows 11 is that it will not be compatible with all our computers. Windows 11 has drastically changed the minimum system and startup requirements. The operating system requires the newest CPUs, at least 4GB of RAM, and a processor or motherboard that supports TPM 2.0. This should be available if you have bought the computer in the last three or four years.
Microsoft later published an application that allowed you to know if your device is compatible with Windows 11. Until now, we do not have more specific information about those processors that do or do not allow us to run the operating system.
Now according to an updated support page, it is said that Windows 11 is only supported if the device has minimum 8th generation Intel Core processors, minimum AMD Ryzen 2000, and, ultimately, processors that have been released in the last three or four years.
If your processor is older than the eighth generation of Intel Core, you will not be able to run Windows 11. You will have to continue using Windows 10 until its support ends in 2025 or buy a new computer.
These are the processors compatible with Windows 11
Intel CPUs compatible with Windows 11:
- Intel 8th Gen, 9th Gen, 10th Gen, 11th Gen, and newer.
- The Intel Xeon Skylake-SP, Xeon Ice Lake-SP, Cascade Lake-SP, and Cooper Lake-SP.
It also supports newer Celeron and Pentium processors.
AMD CPUs compatible with Windows 11:
- AMD Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000, and 5000.
- The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000, 3000, and Pro 3000.
- AMD EPYC 2nd Generation and EPYC 3rd Generation
If you do not meet these requirements you can install Windows 11. However, it will not appear as a recommended installation. It is likely that many of the future security or feature updates will not work.