Install Windows 11 - Intel 3rd Generation CPU

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You can make Windows 11 (build 22000.194) work on your hardware, and all features except the security features will work fine.

I do however not recommend this. You should rather stick to Windows 10 for now. Currently there is nothing in Windows 11 that you don't have in Windows 10 except for different User Interface.

Windows 11 runs fine on my 2nd generation Intel system (check my computer specs), but it can be a bit of a fiddle to get it installed.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22483.1011 (Dev Channel)
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
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    FHD + FHD + 1440p
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    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
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    65W
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    400/100Mbit
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    Windows Defender
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    WSA: Installed
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
    VBS: Enabled
    HVCI: Enabled
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    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.22000.282 (VHDX, OfflineInsiderEnrolled to RP) , Linux Mint 20
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    i7-2600k @4.4GHz
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    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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    16GB 4x4GB 1600MHz CL9
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I am short of a psu at the moment so cant fire up my 3rd gen machine.

I will take a guess that it can be installed by applying the image from the install.wim/esd to a partition. Then just add a boot menu entry.

If you dont know how to do that, you could use JFX winntsetup to do the job.

Presumably you already have an os installed on your 3rd gen. From within that create another partition and point winntsetup at it.

winntsetup-slect-source.jpg


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Select the edition in the dropdown

Then click SETUP and OK the defaults at the next screen.

Thats all

It will do the apply and the bcd etc stuff for you. When you reboot there will be the extra entry for win11

 

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Hello,

My CPU is i7-3370 and it isn't in Windows 11 processors support. it means I won't be able to install windows 11 at all or I can install but I can't use all feature from it?

( In the below list my CPU (i7-3770) doesn't exist but I install the latest windows 10 and it works fine for me.
Windows Processor Requirements Windows 10 21H1 Supported Intel Processors )

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And it won't ever in my opinion be eligible. I'm running 11 on a non compatible CPU machine after a little jiggling around but there's really nothing new there on the surface that you haven't got in 10. Sure the UI is a little different but it's really just stuff shuffled around.

My main rig will stay on 10 until I feel the need to change even though it is compatible.

Maybe things will or may change in the future when MS get round to it but for now I'd stay as you are.
 

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  • Operating System
    Win10x64
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    i5 10400
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Pro
    1 TB SSD SATA Samsung
    16TB USB3.0 external
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 9365
    CPU
    Intel i7-7Y75
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 615
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake
    Monitor(s) Displays
    QHD
    Screen Resolution
    3200 x 1800
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    1TB NVMe
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Hello,

My CPU is i7-3370 and it isn't in Windows 11 processors support. it means I won't be able to install windows 11 at all or I can install but I can't use all feature from it?

( In the below list my CPU (i7-3770) doesn't exist but I install the latest windows 10 and it works fine for me.
Windows Processor Requirements Windows 10 21H1 Supported Intel Processors )

Thanks
Not worth bothering with, stay on 10. These requirements are there for a reason and I don't think it's worth the effort of trying to get round it, also MS may stop these tweaks
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
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    512Gb SSD
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    Norton

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I have the same cpu. You will find your m/b wont support tpm 2.0 either.

Ive installed win11 on a vm with checks bypassed. Tbh not seening the need to upgrade with potential issues on your main machine or more to the point a whole new pc for the security.
 

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Could you guys (those who installed win11 on non compatible gen3) share your experience performance wise and tell us
how smooth windows 11 is working for you? Do you feel any performance decrease compared to win10?
 

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    Windows 10 PRO
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    Hp Elitebook 8770w
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    Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz
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    8.00GB
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These requirements are there for a reason and I don't think it's worth the effort of trying to get round it, also MS may stop these tweaks
I'm sure they are but it would stop many a frustrated user that genuinely believes they are missing out, which they're not in my opinion, if MS laid out a simple A, B, C , etc as to exactly why they are imposing these minimum hardware standards. At the moment we have a scatter gun release of bits here and there with tech jargon - a why use one word when you can use ...... approach.

Many of the media reviews seem to be mixed with several failing to understand why all the hype. Others of course take a different view.
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Win10x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    i5 10400
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Pro
    1 TB SSD SATA Samsung
    16TB USB3.0 external
    PSU
    Lenovo
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    Lenovo
    Cooling
    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 9365
    CPU
    Intel i7-7Y75
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 615
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake
    Monitor(s) Displays
    QHD
    Screen Resolution
    3200 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe
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    Dell
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    Dell
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Could you guys (those who installed win11 on non compatible gen3) share your experience performance wise and tell us
how smooth windows 11 is working for you? Do you feel any performance decrease compared to win10?
In my case no performance difference although it is working on a spare rig with a non-approved CPU. When it was first installed it was snappier but as I added programs then it is about the same as 10.

I'm not a gamer so maybe a member with more experience will be able to answer you better.
 

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  • Operating System
    Win10x64
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    i5 10400
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel CPU integrated
    Sound Card
    Intel MB intergrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 4k IPS
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Pro
    1 TB SSD SATA Samsung
    16TB USB3.0 external
    PSU
    Lenovo
    Case
    Lenovo
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    Air
    Keyboard
    Logitech BT
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    FTTP
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 9365
    CPU
    Intel i7-7Y75
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 615
    Sound Card
    Intel Kaby Lake
    Monitor(s) Displays
    QHD
    Screen Resolution
    3200 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Passive
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    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Built In
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    FTTP
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    Firefox and Edge
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Could you guys (those who installed win11 on non compatible gen3) share your experience performance wise and tell us
how smooth windows 11 is working for you?

Oh I'm not running it on anything as new as a 3rd gen, If you look at my System Two in 'My Computers' below this post You'll see I'm testing 11 on a 1st gen i5.

Do you feel any performance decrease compared to win10?

No, quite the opposite in fact. It feels a little smoother and faster.
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Oh I'm not running it on anything as new as a 3rd gen, If you look at my System Two in 'My Computers' below this post You'll see I'm testing 11 on a 1st gen i5.



No, quite the opposite in fact. It feels a little smoother and faster.
Thanks a lot for this information. But when I read it I get even more disappointed that MS decided to list it as incompatible with older PC's! :(
 

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    Windows 10 PRO
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hp Elitebook 8770w
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz
    Memory
    8.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB
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I'm sure they are but it would stop many a frustrated user that genuinely believes they are missing out, which they're not in my opinion, if MS laid out a simple A, B, C , etc as to exactly why they are imposing these minimum hardware standards. At the moment we have a scatter gun release of bits here and there with tech jargon - a why use one word when you can use ...... approach.

Many of the media reviews seem to be mixed with several failing to understand why all the hype. Others of course take a different view.
I see what you mean. I think it is out there there along with so many rumours, which causes a lot of peoples problems and at the end of the day without 11 you aren't missing much, and personally I would rather have a secure fast machine on 10, albeit mine are both on 11 and working 100%. thanks 6391mb it's always good to hear other peoples views
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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