Microsoft's upcoming change could block off Windows 11 CPU requirements bypass on old PCs


Looking for something FAST?
X-Lite has just released 24H2, V2.
It's the fastest OS I've ever installed.

Their web page is a real rat maze though, and finding the big white "Download Link" button can take a while. But, it's well worth the effort.
They do not host their own server, but link you out to another Download Server.

The installer asks only two questions, and then it's off and running till it finally displays the desktop with the Big Blue thingy on it.
On my old and not so fast Desktop, the install only took about ten minutes. TMP support and all the other MS BS is GONE.

Cheers Mates!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
I'm a Linux dude by trade, which means, Linux on my non work PC/laptops, and Windows 11 on my WFH PC/backup laptop machine.

All the guys who think they could just replace Windows machines, with Linux instead, does not 100% work like that.
  • Nothing is the same, as Office 365,
  • More exotic peripheral hardware, just may not have updated Linux drivers, or any Linux drivers at all,
  • I have years of experience tuning Ubuntu, Red hat, and now more recently Fedora,
  • Tried Windows VMs, on heavily spec'd machines withVMWare/ViutalBox.
My conclusions, considering the above:
  • Have Linux machines for running Linux,
  • Dedicated Windows machines for running Windows,
  • If your "unsupported machine", cannot run Win 23H2/Win 24H2 with Rufus made USB, just get an Intel 8th Gen machine, they are so cheap, life is too short to be tinkering, un-neccessarily.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Fedora/Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7090/Dell 5810
    CPU
    i5-10500/Intel Xeon 2680 v4
I'm a Linux dude by trade, which means, Linux on my non work PC/laptops, and Windows 11 on my WFH PC/backup laptop machine.

All the guys who think they could just replace Windows machines, with Linux instead, does not 100% work like that.
  • Nothing is the same, as Office 365,
  • More exotic peripheral hardware, just may not have updated Linux drivers, or any Linux drivers at all,
  • I have years of experience tuning Ubuntu, Red hat, and now more recently Fedora,
  • Tried Windows VMs, on heavily spec'd machines withVMWare/ViutalBox.
My conclusions, considering the above:
  • Have Linux machines for running Linux,
  • Dedicated Windows machines for running Windows,
  • If your "unsupported machine", cannot run Win 23H2/Win 24H2 with Rufus made USB, just get an Intel 8th Gen machine, they are so cheap, life is too short to be tinkering, un-neccessarily.
Been there, doing that. Main take-away, determine what wants to be done and get what is needed to do it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
  • If your "unsupported machine", cannot run Win 23H2/Win 24H2 with Rufus made USB, just get an Intel 8th Gen machine, they are so cheap, life is too short to be tinkering, un-necessarily.
I agree with that statement. There are still decently fast too with most things people use a computer for. Especially when paired with an nvme. I have one set up as a plex server and another mini pc as a dedicated adobe cloud box.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell G15 5525
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 6800H
    Memory
    32 GB DDR5 4800mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3050 Mobile 4GB Vram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gigabyte M27Q (rev. 2.0) 2560 x 1440 @ 170hz HDR
    Screen Resolution
    Internal laptop screen: 1920 x 1080 @ 120hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB Solidigm™ P41 Plus nvme
    Internet Speed
    800mbps down, 20 up
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ideapad flex 14API 2 in 1
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3500u
    Motherboard
    LENOVO LNVNB161216 (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
    Hard Drives
    256 GB Samsung ssd nvme
If your "unsupported machine", cannot run Win 23H2/Win 24H2 with Rufus made USB, just get an Intel 8th Gen machine, they are so cheap, life is too short to be tinkering, un-neccessarily.
Some of us enjoy the challenge of pushing things above and beyond their limits, but for my least appropriate machine it's the end of the road at W11 23H2 - its CPU lacks the SSE4.2 instruction set required for 24H2. It doesn't even run Linux well, I've tried many distros and none run as well as Windows. Looks like I'll finally be pensioning it off :(
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    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 Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
I agree with that statement. There are still decently fast too with most things people use a computer for. Especially when paired with an nvme. I have one set up as a plex server and another mini pc as a dedicated adobe cloud box.

Before joining this forum, I bought a Dell 7090 pc, with 10th gen i5 cpu, for use as WFH Win 11/Citrix machine.

I have a couple of 2018 "Win 11 unspported" Dell Precision T5810s", bought for Linux, which do have nvme BIOS support, and TPM1.2 (upgrade-able to 2.0), so decided to try Win 11 on these, via Rufus USB burn method.

Machine in question, now has 64gb mem, Xeon E5 2680 v4 CPU, old nVidia gfx card, Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD, Win 11 23H2.
Machine runs so quick, such a pleasure to use, won't even bother migrating windows install from SSD to nvme via pcie adaptor.

Have now retired more recent, "supported" Dell 7090, and will be flogging it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Fedora/Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7090/Dell 5810
    CPU
    i5-10500/Intel Xeon 2680 v4
Some of us enjoy the challenge of pushing things above and beyond their limits, but for my least appropriate machine it's the end of the road at W11 23H2 - its CPU lacks the SSE4.2 instruction set required for 24H2. It doesn't even run Linux well, I've tried many distros and none run as well as Windows. Looks like I'll finally be pensioning it off :(
Even though I really don't need it (have 3x), this is what my last Dell Precision 5810 cost me..

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With a £25 cpu upgrade, this machine will run Win 23H2, ridiculously quick.
Would need fresh ISO install, for release version of Win 11 24/H2, but who cares.
Now you see why I say, just no point tinkering with Win 11 on machines, where RUFUS patched usb, still won't work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Fedora/Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7090/Dell 5810
    CPU
    i5-10500/Intel Xeon 2680 v4

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