The Evolution of Windows: Unveiling the Power of Windows 11
May 2023



       MackTech Biz

The Evolution of Windows: Unveiling the Power of Windows 11


Windows, the iconic operating system by Microsoft, has undergone remarkable transformations over the years. The recent release of Windows 11 marks a new era in computing, introducing a plethora of cutting-edge features and enhancements while embracing a sleek, modern interface. In this article, we delve into the key differences between Windows 10 and Windows 11, exploring the exciting new features, improved speed and performance, supported processors, reasons for limited processor support, pros and cons, implications for supported processors, and the impact on the Mini PC industry.


New Features and Visual Enhancements:

Windows 11 ushers in a host of innovative features that propel the computing experience to new heights. With a beautifully redesigned Start Menu, centered taskbar icons, and refined window management, navigating the operating system becomes a delightful endeavor. The introduction of Snap Layouts and Snap Groups empowers users to effortlessly multitask, while the virtual desktop feature offers an organized and clutter-free workspace. The revamp of the Microsoft Store promises an optimized and curated app experience, facilitating the discovery of new and exciting software.


Speed and Performance Amplification:

Windows 11 sets a new standard in speed, efficiency, and overall performance compared to its predecessor. The operating system has been engineered to offer faster startup times, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced responsiveness. By intelligently prioritizing critical tasks, Windows 11 ensures smoother app launches and seamless system interactions. Furthermore, gaming enthusiasts will revel in the heightened gaming performance, courtesy of integrated technologies like Direct Storage, which optimize game loading times and enhance gameplay on compatible hardware.


Supported Processors and Limitations:

Windows 11's architecture necessitates specific hardware requirements, leading to limited processor support. The inclusion of features like TPM version 2.0 and Secure Boot ensures enhanced security and compatibility with modern hardware technologies. While this limitation may disappoint users with older processors or low-end systems, it is a necessary step to future-proof the operating system and leverage the full potential of advanced hardware components.


Pros and Cons of Windows 10 and Windows 11:

Windows 10 has amassed a massive user base due to its stability, familiarity, and broad hardware compatibility. Its versatile ecosystem caters to the needs of both personal and professional users, making it a reliable choice for many. Conversely, Windows 11 heralds a new era with its sleek interface, optimized performance, and an array of exciting features. Users can benefit from a refreshed and modernized computing experience. However, the limited processor support in Windows 11 may pose challenges for individuals with older hardware configurations or those seeking compatibility with legacy applications.


Implications of Supported Processors for Windows 11:

By adhering to a restricted list of supported processors, Microsoft ensures seamless integration of Windows 11 with the latest hardware technologies and firmware advancements. This streamlined approach enables optimal performance, enhanced security, and compatibility with modern software. Users with supported processors can revel in the benefits of Windows 11, including regular optimizations, security updates, and feature enhancements tailored specifically to their hardware configuration.


Impact on the Mini PC Industry:

The limited processor support in Windows 11 may have a significant impact on the Mini PC industry. Mini PCs, known for their compact size and low-power processors, may not meet the requirements for Windows 11 compatibility. Consequently, some Mini PC models may be unable to upgrade to Windows 11, potentially narrowing the operating system options for users in this segment. In response, manufacturers might need to recalibrate their product offerings, explore alternative operating systems, or provide innovative solutions to cater to the needs of Mini PC enthusiasts.


Bypassing Windows 11 Restrictions on Unsupported Processors:

It is important to note that attempting to bypass the restrictions imposed by Windows 11 on unsupported processors is not recommended. Microsoft has implemented these limitations to ensure security, stability, and optimal performance. Circumventing these restrictions may lead to compatibility issues, security vulnerabilities, and system instability. It is advisable to explore alternative operating systems or consider upgrading hardware to fully experience Windows 11 and its multitude of benefits.

But for the benefit's of those who need to know how, here's the procedure: 

  1. Obtain the Windows 11 ISO To begin, you'll need to download the Windows 11 ISO file. Please note that this method does not work with the Windows 11 Install Assistant, Windows Update, or Microsoft's PC Health Check tool.

Visit the official Microsoft page and scroll down until you find the "Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)" section. Open the "Select Download" dropdown menu, choose Windows 11, click the Download button, select your preferred language from the "Choose one" dropdown menu, confirm your selection, and finally, click on the 64-bit Download option.

While the 5.1GB ISO image is downloading, let's proceed to the next step.

  1. Modify the Windows Registry to bypass the CPU check Launch the Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in the Start menu search bar and pressing Enter. Navigate to the following path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup. You can either paste the entire address into the address bar located beneath "File, Edit, View, Favorites, Help," or manually navigate through the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, System, Setup, and MoSetup folders.

In the right pane, right-click and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value "AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU" (without the quotes). Double-click on the newly created value and set the Value data field to 1. Click OK and close the registry editor.

  1. Open the ISO using Windows Explorer and initiate the setup Once the ISO file finishes downloading, right-click on it and choose "Open with" > "Windows Explorer" to mount the virtual disc. Then, double-click on the setup file to begin the installation process.

That's it! If the registry modification was successful, you should see a warning message instead of a rejection message. You will then have the option to proceed with the Windows 11 installation without losing your data. However, it's important to note that Microsoft reserves the right to withhold security updates if you choose to install Windows 11 using this method.


List of Compatible Processors:


Windows 11 Supported Intel Processors as of Oct 17 2022

    Manufacturer Brand Model
    Intel® Atom® x6200FE
    Intel® Atom® x6211E
    Intel® Atom® x6212RE
    Intel® Atom® x6413E
    Intel® Atom® x6414RE
    Intel® Atom® x6425E
    Intel® Atom® x6425RE
    Intel® Atom® x6427FE
    Intel® Celeron® 6305
    Intel® Celeron® 7300
    Intel® Celeron® 7305
    Intel® Celeron® 3867U
    Intel® Celeron® 4205U
    Intel® Celeron® 4305U
    Intel® Celeron® 4305UE
    Intel® Celeron® 5205U
    Intel® Celeron® 5305U
    Intel® Celeron® 6305E
    Intel® Celeron® 6600HE
    Intel® Celeron® 7305E
    Intel® Celeron® 7305L
    Intel® Celeron® G4900
    Intel® Celeron® G4900T
    Intel® Celeron® G4920
    Intel® Celeron® G4930
    Intel® Celeron® G4930E
    Intel® Celeron® G4930T
    Intel® Celeron® G4932E
    Intel® Celeron® G4950
    Intel® Celeron® G5900
    Intel® Celeron® G5900E
    Intel® Celeron® G5900T
    Intel® Celeron® G5900TE
    Intel® Celeron® G5905
    Intel® Celeron® G5905T
    Intel® Celeron® G5920
    Intel® Celeron® G5925
    Intel® Celeron® G6900
    Intel® Celeron® G6900E
    Intel® Celeron® G6900T
    Intel® Celeron® G6900TE
    Intel® Celeron® J4005[2]
    Intel® Celeron® J4025
    Intel® Celeron® J4105[2]
    Intel® Celeron® J4115[2]
    Intel® Celeron® J4125
    Intel® Celeron® J6412
    Intel® Celeron® J6413
    Intel® Celeron® N4000[2]
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Intel® Celeron® N4100[2]
    Intel® Celeron® N4120
    Intel® Celeron® N4500
    Intel® Celeron® N4505
    Intel® Celeron® N5100
    Intel® Celeron® N5105
    Intel® Celeron® N6210
    Intel® Celeron® N6211
    Intel® Core™ i3-1000G1
    Intel® Core™ i3-1000G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100E
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100F
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100T
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100TE
    Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    Intel® Core™ i3-10105
    Intel® Core™ i3-10105F
    Intel® Core™ i3-10105T
    Intel® Core™ i3-10110U
    Intel® Core™ i3-10110Y
    Intel® Core™ i3-10300
    Intel® Core™ i3-10300T
    Intel® Core™ i3-10305
    Intel® Core™ i3-10305T
    Intel® Core™ i3-10320
    Intel® Core™ i3-10325
    Intel® Core™ i3-11100HE
    Intel® Core™ i3-1110G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4E
    Intel® Core™ i3-1115GRE
    Intel® Core™ i3-1120G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-12100
    Intel® Core™ i3-12100E
    Intel® Core™ i3-12100F
    Intel® Core™ i3-12100T
    Intel® Core™ i3-12100TE
    Intel® Core™ i3-1210U
    Intel® Core™ i3-1215U
    Intel® Core™ i3-1215UE
    Intel® Core™ i3-1215UL
    Intel® Core™ i3-1220P
    Intel® Core™ i3-1220PE
    Intel® Core™ i3-12300
    Intel® Core™ i3-12300HE
    Intel® Core™ i3-12300HL
    Intel® Core™ i3-12300T
    Intel® Core™ i3-13100
    Intel® Core™ i3-13100F
    Intel® Core™ i3-13100T
    Intel® Core™ i3-8100
    Intel® Core™ i3-8100B
    Intel® Core™ i3-8100H
    Intel® Core™ i3-8100T
    Intel® Core™ i3-8109U
    Intel® Core™ i3-8130U
    Intel® Core™ i3-8140U
    Intel® Core™ i3-8145U
    Intel® Core™ i3-8145UE
    Intel® Core™ i3-8300
    Intel® Core™ i3-8300T
    Intel® Core™ i3-8350K
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100E
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100F
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100HL
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100T
    Intel® Core™ i3-9100TE
    Intel® Core™ i3-9300
    Intel® Core™ i3-9300T
    Intel® Core™ i3-9320
    Intel® Core™ i3-9350K
    Intel® Core™ i3-9350KF
    Intel® Core™ i3-L13G4
    Intel® Core™ i3-N300
    Intel® Core™ i3-N305
    Intel® Core™ i5-10200H
    Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® Core™ i5-10210Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® Core™ i5-1030G4
    Intel® Core™ i5-1030G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-10310U
    Intel® Core™ i5-10310Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4
    Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-1038NG7
    Intel® Core™ i5-10400
    Intel® Core™ i5-10400F
    Intel® Core™ i5-10400H
    Intel® Core™ i5-10400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-10500
    Intel® Core™ i5-10500E
    Intel® Core™ i5-10500H
    Intel® Core™ i5-10500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-10500TE
    Intel® Core™ i5-10505
    Intel® Core™ i5-10600
    Intel® Core™ i5-10600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-10600KF
    Intel® Core™ i5-10600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-11260H
    Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-11320H
    Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-11400
    Intel® Core™ i5-11400F
    Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® Core™ i5-11400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-1140G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7E
    Intel® Core™ i5-1145GRE
    Intel® Core™ i5-11500
    Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    Intel® Core™ i5-11500HE
    Intel® Core™ i5-11500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-1155G7
    Intel® Core™ i5-11600
    Intel® Core™ i5-11600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-11600KF
    Intel® Core™ i5-11600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-1230U
    Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Core™ i5-1235UL
    Intel® Core™ i5-12400
    Intel® Core™ i5-12400F
    Intel® Core™ i5-12400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-1240P
    Intel® Core™ i5-1240U
    Intel® Core™ i5-12450H
    Intel® Core™ i5-12450HX
    Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    Intel® Core™ i5-1245UE
    Intel® Core™ i5-1245UL
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500E
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500HL
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-12500TE
    Intel® Core™ i5-1250P
    Intel® Core™ i5-1250PE
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600H
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600HE
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600HL
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600HX
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600KF
    Intel® Core™ i5-12600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-13400
    Intel® Core™ i5-13400F
    Intel® Core™ i5-13400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-13500
    Intel® Core™ i5-13500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-13600
    Intel® Core™ i5-13600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-13600KF
    Intel® Core™ i5-13600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-8200Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8257U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8259U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8260U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8269U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8279U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    Intel® Core™ i5-8305G
    Intel® Core™ i5-8310Y
    Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    Intel® Core™ i5-8365UE
    Intel® Core™ i5-8400
    Intel® Core™ i5-8400B
    Intel® Core™ i5-8400H
    Intel® Core™ i5-8400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-8500
    Intel® Core™ i5-8500B
    Intel® Core™ i5-8500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-8600
    Intel® Core™ i5-8600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-8600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    Intel® Core™ i5-9300HF
    Intel® Core™ i5-9400
    Intel® Core™ i5-9400F
    Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    Intel® Core™ i5-9400T
    Intel® Core™ i5-9500
    Intel® Core™ i5-9500E
    Intel® Core™ i5-9500F
    Intel® Core™ i5-9500T
    Intel® Core™ i5-9500TE
    Intel® Core™ i5-9600
    Intel® Core™ i5-9600K
    Intel® Core™ i5-9600KF
    Intel® Core™ i5-9600T
    Intel® Core™ i5-L16G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® Core™ i7-10510Y
    Intel® Core™ i7-1060G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-10610U
    Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1068G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1068NG7
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700E
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700F
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700KF
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-10700TE
    Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® Core™ i7-10810U
    Intel® Core™ i7-10850H
    Intel® Core™ i7-10870H
    Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Core™ i7-11375H
    Intel® Core™ i7-11390H
    Intel® Core™ i7-11600H
    Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-11700
    Intel® Core™ i7-11700F
    Intel® Core™ i7-11700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-11700KF
    Intel® Core™ i7-11700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® Core™ i7-11850HE
    Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7E
    Intel® Core™ i7-1185GRE
    Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7
    Intel® Core™ i7-1250U
    Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Core™ i7-1255UL
    Intel® Core™ i7-1260P
    Intel® Core™ i7-1260U
    Intel® Core™ i7-12650HX
    Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    Intel® Core™ i7-1265UE
    Intel® Core™ i7-1265UL
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700E
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700F
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700HL
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700KF
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-12700TE
    Intel® Core™ i7-1270P
    Intel® Core™ i7-1270PE
    Intel® Core™ i7-12800H
    Intel® Core™ i7-12800HE
    Intel® Core™ i7-12800HL
    Intel® Core™ i7-12800HX
    Intel® Core™ i7-1280P
    Intel® Core™ i7-12850HX
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700F
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700KF
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-7800X
    Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ[1]
    Intel® Core™ i7-7820X
    Intel® Core™ i7-8086K
    Intel® Core™ i7-8500Y
    Intel® Core™ i7-8550U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8557U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8559U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8569U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    Intel® Core™ i7-8665UE
    Intel® Core™ i7-8700
    Intel® Core™ i7-8700B
    Intel® Core™ i7-8700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-8700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-8705G
    Intel® Core™ i7-8706G
    Intel® Core™ i7-8709G
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® Core™ i7-8809G
    Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700E
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700F
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700K
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700KF
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700T
    Intel® Core™ i7-9700TE
    Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® Core™ i7-9750HF
    Intel® Core™ i7-9800X
    Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    Intel® Core™ i7-9850HE
    Intel® Core™ i7-9850HL
    Intel® Core™ i9-10850K
    Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900E
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900F
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900K
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900KF
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900T
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900TE
    Intel® Core™ i9-10900X
    Intel® Core™ i9-10920X
    Intel® Core™ i9-10940X
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980XE
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900F
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900K
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900KF
    Intel® Core™ i9-11900T
    Intel® Core™ i9-11950H
    Intel® Core™ i9-11980HK
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900E
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900F
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900HX
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900K
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900KF
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900T
    Intel® Core™ i9-12900TE
    Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX
    Intel® Core™ i9-13900
    Intel® Core™ i9-13900F
    Intel® Core™ i9-13900K
    Intel® Core™ i9-13900KF
    Intel® Core™ i9-13900T
    Intel® Core™ i9-7900X
    Intel® Core™ i9-7920X
    Intel® Core™ i9-7940X
    Intel® Core™ i9-7960X
    Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE
    Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    Intel® Core™ i9-9820X
    Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900K
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900KF
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900T
    Intel® Core™ i9-9900X
    Intel® Core™ i9-9920X
    Intel® Core™ i9-9940X
    Intel® Core™ i9-9960X
    Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® Core™ i9-9980XE
    Intel® Core™ m3-8100Y
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 4417U
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 4425Y
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 5405U
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 6405U
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 6805
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 7505
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 8500
    Intel® Pentium® Gold 8505
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5420
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5420T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5500
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5500T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600E
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5600T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G5620
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6400
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6400E
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6400T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6400TE
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6405
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6405T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6500
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6500T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6505
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6505T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6600
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G6605
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400E
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400T
    Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400TE
    Intel® Pentium® J6426
    Intel® Pentium® N6415
    Intel® Pentium® Silver J5005[2]
    Intel® Pentium® Silver J5040
    Intel® Pentium® Silver N5000[2]
    Intel® Pentium® Silver N5030
    Intel® Pentium® Silver N6000
    Intel® Pentium® Silver N6005
    Intel® Processor N100
    Intel® Processor N200
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3104
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3106
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3204
    Intel® Xeon® Bronze 3206R
    Intel® Xeon® D-1702
    Intel® Xeon® D-1712TR
    Intel® Xeon® D-1713NT
    Intel® Xeon® D-1713NTE
    Intel® Xeon® D-1714
    Intel® Xeon® D-1715TER
    Intel® Xeon® D-1718T
    Intel® Xeon® D-1722NE
    Intel® Xeon® D-1726
    Intel® Xeon® D-1732TE
    Intel® Xeon® D-1733NT
    Intel® Xeon® D-1735TR
    Intel® Xeon® D-1736
    Intel® Xeon® D-1736NT
    Intel® Xeon® D-1739
    Intel® Xeon® D-1746TER
    Intel® Xeon® D-1747NTE
    Intel® Xeon® D-1748TE
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    Intel® Xeon® D-2786NTE
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    Intel® Xeon® E-2378
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5115
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5222
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 5318N
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6128
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6208U
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252N
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6326
    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6330
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6334
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    Intel® Xeon® Gold 6354
    Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8153
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4108
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4110
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4116
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4208
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4210
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    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4216
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4309Y
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4310
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4310T
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4314
    Intel® Xeon® Silver 4316
    Intel® Xeon® W-10855M
    Intel® Xeon® W-10885M
    Intel® Xeon® W-11055M
    Intel® Xeon® W-11155MLE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11155MRE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11555MLE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11555MRE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11855M
    Intel® Xeon® W-11855M
    Intel® Xeon® W-11865MLE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11865MRE
    Intel® Xeon® W-11955M
    Intel® Xeon® W-1250
    Intel® Xeon® W-1250E
    Intel® Xeon® W-1250P
    Intel® Xeon® W-1250TE
    Intel® Xeon® W-1270
    Intel® Xeon® W-1270E
    Intel® Xeon® W-1270P
    Intel® Xeon® W-1270TE
    Intel® Xeon® W-1290
    Intel® Xeon® W-1290E
    Intel® Xeon® W-1290P
    Intel® Xeon® W-1290T
    Intel® Xeon® W-1290TE
    Intel® Xeon® W-1350
    Intel® Xeon® W-1350P
    Intel® Xeon® W-1370
    Intel® Xeon® W-1370P
    Intel® Xeon® W-1390
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    Intel® Xeon® W-2102
    Intel® Xeon® W-2104
    Intel® Xeon® W-2123
    Intel® Xeon® W-2125
    Intel® Xeon® W-2133
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    Intel® Xeon® W-2145
    Intel® Xeon® W-2155
    Intel® Xeon® W-2175
    Intel® Xeon® W-2195
    Intel® Xeon® W-2223
    Intel® Xeon® W-2225
    Intel® Xeon® W-2235
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    Intel® Xeon® W-2265
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    Intel® Xeon® W-3323
    Intel® Xeon® W-3335
    Intel® Xeon® W-3345
    Intel® Xeon® W-3365
    Intel® Xeon® W-3375


    Windows 11 Supported AMD Processors as of Oct 17 2022


    Manufacturer Brand Model
    AMD AMD 3015e
    AMD AMD 3020e
    AMD Athlon™ 3000G
    AMD Athlon™ 300GE
    AMD Athlon™ 300U
    AMD Athlon™ 320GE
    AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150C
    AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150G
    AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150GE
    AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150U
    AMD Athlon™ Silver 3050C
    AMD Athlon™ Silver 3050e
    AMD Athlon™ Silver 3050GE
    AMD Athlon™ Silver 3050U
    AMD Athlon™ 7120e
    AMD Athlon™ 7120U
    AMD Athlon™ 7220e
    AMD Athlon™ 7220U
    AMD Athlon™ Gold PRO 3125GE
    AMD Athlon™ Gold PRO 3150G
    AMD Athlon™ Gold PRO 3150GE
    AMD Athlon™ PRO 300GE
    AMD Athlon™ PRO 300U
    AMD Athlon™ PRO 3045B
    AMD EPYC™ 7252
    AMD EPYC™ 7262
    AMD EPYC™ 7272
    AMD EPYC™ 7282
    AMD EPYC™ 7302
    AMD EPYC™ 7313
    AMD EPYC™ 7343
    AMD EPYC™ 7352
    AMD EPYC™ 7402
    AMD EPYC™ 7413
    AMD EPYC™ 7443
    AMD EPYC™ 7452
    AMD EPYC™ 7453
    AMD EPYC™ 7502
    AMD EPYC™ 7513
    AMD EPYC™ 7532
    AMD EPYC™ 7542
    AMD EPYC™ 7543
    AMD EPYC™ 7552
    AMD EPYC™ 7642
    AMD EPYC™ 7643
    AMD EPYC™ 7662
    AMD EPYC™ 7663
    AMD EPYC™ 7702
    AMD EPYC™ 7713
    AMD EPYC™ 7742
    AMD EPYC™ 7763
    AMD EPYC™ 7232P
    AMD EPYC™ 72F3
    AMD EPYC™ 7302P
    AMD EPYC™ 7313P
    AMD EPYC™ 73F3
    AMD EPYC™ 7402P
    AMD EPYC™ 7443P
    AMD EPYC™ 74F3
    AMD EPYC™ 7502P
    AMD EPYC™ 7543P
    AMD EPYC™ 75F3
    AMD EPYC™ 7702P
    AMD EPYC™ 7713P
    AMD EPYC™ 7F32
    AMD EPYC™ 7F52
    AMD EPYC™ 7F72
    AMD EPYC™ 7H12
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3100
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 2300X
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3200U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250C
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3300U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 3350U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 4300G
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 4300GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 4300U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 5400U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 7320e
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 7320U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 3200G
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 3200GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 3300U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 4350G
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 4350GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 4450U
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 5350G
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 5350GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 5450U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500X
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600E
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600X
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3350G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3350GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3450U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500 Processor
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500C
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3550H
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600XT
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5300G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5300GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 6600H
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 6600U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 7520U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 7600X
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 2600
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3600
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3350G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3350GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3400G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3400GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 3500U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 4650U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650U
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5750G
    AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5750GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700E Processor
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700C
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3750H
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800XT
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700G
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 6810U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 7700X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 3700
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 2700X
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 3700U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750G
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750GE
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750U
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 5850HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 5850HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 5850U
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900 Processor
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900XT
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900H
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 4900HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HS
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 5980HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 6980HX
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7900X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 PRO 3900
    AMD Ryzen™ 9 PRO 3900
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2516
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2546
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2718
    AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2748
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5945WX
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5955WX
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5965WX
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5975WX
    AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5995WX


    Windows 11 signifies a leap forward in the evolution of the Microsoft ecosystem, combining stunning visual enhancements, enhanced speed and performance, and a multitude of new features. While the limited processor support in Windows 11 may pose challenges for users with older hardware configurations, it paves the way for a future-proof computing experience. Before making the decision to upgrade, it is crucial to consider hardware compatibility, weigh the pros and cons, and ensure a smooth transition to the latest iteration of Windows. By embracing Windows 11's advancements, users can unlock the full potential of their systems and embark on a journey of unparalleled productivity and innovation.

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