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My faithful self built pc is now 12 years old with a M4A79T Deluxe which runs Windows 10 Home does not have TPM or Secure Boot because it is Legacy BIOS only I would have to spend a lot of money to be able to have Windows 11.

I don't think I will upgrading to Windows 11 any time soon! Windows 10 life has 4 years to run yet and my pc does everything I need to do as far as computing is concerned but I will still be interested on how things develop for others in this forum and elsewhere. Thanks a lot Microsoft NOT.
 

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My faithful self built pc is now 12 years old with a M4A79T Deluxe which runs Windows 10 Home does not have TPM or Secure Boot because it is Legacy BIOS only I would have to spend a lot of money to be able to have Windows 11.

I don't think I will upgrading to Windows 11 any time soon! Windows 10 life has 4 years to run yet and my pc does everything I need to do as far as computing is concerned but I will still be interested on how things develop for others in this forum and elsewhere. Thanks a lot Microsoft NOT.
If there is something you can bank on is that with every obstacle MS puts in the way, a new workaround surfaces - it's just the way of the techy world ;)
 

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Health Checker just got update, tell me the CPU is issue no mention of lack of TPM.
 

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If there is something you can bank on is that with every obstacle MS puts in the way, a new workaround surfaces - it's just the way of the techy world ;)
Well said Craig (y)
 

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If there is something you can bank on is that with every obstacle MS puts in the way, a new workaround surfaces - it's just the way of the techy world ;)

^^^^^^^^^ This. Always note that Microsoft refers to Windows 11 being supportedon these CPUs, with these specifications. It does not really ever say that you will not be able to install and use via a workaround or 3.

Well said Craig (y)

Indeed. And there's always just sticking with Win10, too....
 

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There's a distinction here that is, IMHO, not being emphasized enough. There are two different sets of PC requirements regarding Windows 11: those to RUN it, those to INSTALL it.

I have an old Legacy PC, upgraded from Win7 days, and of the list of requirements in the third-party checker, it fails FIVE of them. So, I have to jump through lots of hoops to get Windows 11 to install.

But once installed, it works FINE. No problems. No issues. And I expect this will continue, for at least a few months, because MS is going to be making Windows 11 available to Insiders that are currently running the Win10 Dev or Beta versions. I am running both (on separate drives). So that means I probably will continue to be able to run Windows until it gets released.

So, if you're willing to do some work, and/or join the Insider group, you probably WILL be able to run Windows 11 on legacy equipment for several months to come.
 

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Which will all be non- final releases. We have no idea what happens when it goes RTM, if those workarounds still work or not.

I do have faith in the techheads around the globe - someone, somewhere, will find a way to make it work on hardware that Microsoft would prefer it not running on.

But I also fully believe that, if you run into issues, and try to get help unsupported machines running W11, the official answer will be "Sorry, W11 is not supported on your machine."
 

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My faithful self built pc is now 12 years old with a M4A79T Deluxe which runs Windows 10 Home does not have TPM or Secure Boot because it is Legacy BIOS only I would have to spend a lot of money to be able to have Windows 11.

I don't think I will upgrading to Windows 11 any time soon! Windows 10 life has 4 years to run yet and my pc does everything I need to do as far as computing is concerned but I will still be interested on how things develop for others in this forum and elsewhere. Thanks a lot Microsoft NOT.
Mine is about the same age as yours but with 16GB and a Phenom X6 1100t. It would only cost me ~ $300 to replace the Memory, CPU and M/B with a used Ryzen 5 2600. I could sell the old memory and CPU for $200 so net cost would be $100
 

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Which will all be non- final releases. We have no idea what happens when it goes RTM, if those workarounds still work or not.

I do have faith in the techheads around the globe - someone, somewhere, will find a way to make it work on hardware that Microsoft would prefer it not running on.

But I also fully believe that, if you run into issues, and try to get help unsupported machines running W11, the official answer will be "Sorry, W11 is not supported on your machine."
I really hope your prediction comes true on this -- as I was very disappointed today when my attempt to upgrade my Win10 Dev install to the Win11 Preview failed immediately with the Secure Boot and TPM messages. I though that stuff was going to be waived for us Insiders so we could test Win11 without having to buy new hardware.

If that was only $100 for me, then I might consider it -- but with my 10-year old desktop, it's more like $1000 -- as I would have to replace the motherboard, processor, and memory -- and is way too much for me to continue to be an Insider.
 

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Hi folks
I'd forget about the CPU issue if most of the other tests pass. A 6 year old computer / laptop should still work --TPM has been around for Donkeys years - whether anybody actually used it or not - another issue.

Just download the iso from UUPDUMP and try and "manually install" -- Backup existing system first of course. Otherwise try and install in a VM.

Cheers
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I really hope your prediction comes true on this -- as I was very disappointed today when my attempt to upgrade my Win10 Dev install to the Win11 Preview failed immediately with the Secure Boot and TPM messages. I though that stuff was going to be waived for us Insiders so we could test Win11 without having to buy new hardware.

If that was only $100 for me, then I might consider it -- but with my 10-year old desktop, it's more like $1000 -- as I would have to replace the motherboard, processor, and memory -- and is way too much for me to continue to be an Insider.

I had massive issues with my install.

I had to revert to my Win10 backup because the leak refused to get upgraded to the new dev build.

But I'm on it now. If I didn't need my backup work laptop absolutely ready to go on a moment's notice, I'd try to force it to upgrade, as it has every requirement except that it has a 6th gen Intel CPU and TPM 1.2. But I cannot afford to have it down for any length of time.
 

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If that was only $100 for me, then I might consider it -- but with my 10-year old desktop, it's more like $1000 -- as I would have to replace the motherboard, processor, and memory -- and is way too much for me to continue to be an Insider.

Depends on what level of replacement you require. Looking at Newegg, you could get an (AMD) B550 motherboard for roughly $100, a Ryzen 3 3100 (Gen 3) for less than $200, and 16 GB of name-brand DDR4 RAM for about $100.

In the Intel line, you could get a B560 motherboard for about the same $100, and a I3 Gen 10 for roughly 150.

I haven't checked fTPM/PTT availability on any of those motherboard/CPU combinations, but I'd bet that they are present.

Looked at (maybe naively), you could get a Win 11 complaint hardware upgrade for $350-400US. If you want the highest-end components, $1k wouldn't cut it, even though scalper prices on those seem to be falling.
 

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Depends on what level of replacement you require. Looking at Newegg, you could get an (AMD) B550 motherboard for roughly $100, a Ryzen 3 3100 (Gen 3) for less than $200, and 16 GB of name-brand DDR4 RAM for about $100.

In the Intel line, you could get a B560 motherboard for about the same $100, and a I3 Gen 10 for roughly 150.

I haven't checked fTPM/PTT availability on any of those motherboard/CPU combinations, but I'd bet that they are present.

Looked at (maybe naively), you could get a Win 11 complaint hardware upgrade for $350-400US. If you want the highest-end components, $1k wouldn't cut it, even though scalper prices on those seem to be falling.
You're right about the prices -- but I am only able to update my PCs every five years at the fastest -- so I want to buy components that are not immediately obsolete next year. I was going to get a B550 board but then I read about the USB faults with those and the A570 boards, so it probably is best that I wait a while now before doing any upgrades.
 

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eVGA is hinting at a new X570 board. it's the first real foray into AMD land they've done - they have always been Intel.

And, again, Windows 11 is not releasing any earlier than Oct, more than likely after that, and probably not before 2022 starts. And Windows 10 is supported through Oct 2025 - 4+ years.

You've got plenty of time to decide and build your next future proofed rig, believe me.
 

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You're right about the prices -- but I am only able to update my PCs every five years at the fastest -- so I want to buy components that are not immediately obsolete next year. I was going to get a B550 board but then I read about the USB faults with those and the A570 boards, so it probably is best that I wait a while now before doing any upgrades.
A BIOS update fixed those USB issues. And currently performance per dollar, AMD is kicking Intel's ass.
 

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    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000
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    Anker 2000dpi Precision Gaming
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    1200Gbps
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    Brave
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    BitDefender
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    Acer G9-793-79v5
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    i7-7700HQ
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    Acer Challenger2_SKS (U3E1)
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2400 (2x8)
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    GTX 1070 8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Full HD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2x 120GB m.2 SSD's in RIAD-0 (OS)
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To be honest, Windows 11 was my trigger point in upgrading my 8 year old build. I always tell myself that my PC is fine (i7-4790K/GTX 1070) and I don't need to upgrade. That was more of a "want" at the time than "need".
Whether or not Windows 11 requirements will be enforced when it is released later this year, I am just happy that I am good for another 10 years. Bottom line, I feel less guilty spending some dollars because my reason is now more of a "need" and not just a "want" anymore. ;)
 
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    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
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    MSI R9 290
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
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    LG Ultrawide 34"
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    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
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3 year old Dell xps13 I7-7500 @2.7Ghz, doesn't make the grade for windows 11 due to the chipset and cpu, thank you micro$oft
 

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    windows 10
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    dell
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    i7 7500
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    xps 13 9360
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I installed WIndows 11 pro on my GA97Xg3 MB with a i7 4790K with a little mod and it is going very well. The MB and the CPU is not supported but I have it running well and am typing this on it :)
 

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    Windows 11 21H2 22000.160
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    Own Build
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    i 4790K
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    GA 97X G3
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    32gb
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    960
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    32 inch Phillips
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    Samsung 870Evo 1TB
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    750W
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    NZXT 630

Syd

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I'm in the same boat, my PC runs very well, however MoBo Gigabyte GA-67A-UD4-B3 and CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU do not meet Windows 11 requirements, so now begs the question, do I upgrade my system or not?
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600k Retail CPU - Clocked at 45
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 B3 motherboard
    Memory
    Kingston Hyper X 8GB 1600mhz Kit
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    Radeon R9 280X
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    On Board
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    G Master GB2730QSU Silver Crow
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    Samsung & Crucial SSD
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    Corsair 650W
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    Lian Li
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    Noctua DH14 cooler
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A BIOS update fixed those USB issues. And currently performance per dollar, AMD is kicking Intel's ass.

I picked AMD for an entirely different reason - but I am not disappointed.

Of course, coming from an original 1st gen Core i7 965 EE on an X58 platform with 12 GB of RAM - I doubt I would have been disappointed no matter what I built last year lol.

To be honest, Windows 11 was my trigger point in upgrading my 8 year old build. I always tell myself that my PC is fine (i7-4790K/GTX 1070) and I don't need to upgrade. That was more of a "want" at the time than "need".
Whether or not Windows 11 requirements will be enforced when it is released later this year, I am just happy that I am good for another 10 years. Bottom line, I feel less guilty spending some dollars because my reason is now more of a "need" and not just a "want" anymore. ;)

I just happened to get lucky when I built mine last year. I built it for longevity, and I'm happy to say that I am fully compliant. If I had not been, I probably would have been upset, considering my build methodology is always for future-proofing as much as is possible within the constraints I am facing when building.

3 year old Dell xps13 I7-7500 @2.7Ghz, doesn't make the grade for windows 11 due to the chipset and cpu, thank you micro$oft

As I noted in my post, quoted below, you ahve 4 years to continue to use Windows 10, as a fully supported OS. By that time your machine will be 7 years old.

eVGA is hinting at a new X570 board. it's the first real foray into AMD land they've done - they have always been Intel.

And, again, Windows 11 is not releasing any earlier than Oct, more than likely after that, and probably not before 2022 starts. And Windows 10 is supported through Oct 2025 - 4+ years.

You've got plenty of time to decide and build your next future proofed rig, believe me.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 (04G-P4-3979-KB)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA Widescreeen
    Screen Resolution
    2* 1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    3x Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen4 NVMe M.2 1 TB SSD (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-1TB)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM --> RAID1
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
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    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
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    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4
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