Want to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 on a old laptop?


Willy

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Hi i have a laptop having processor core i5 currently running Windows 10 pro. Now i want to download Windows 11 but there's a message that keep saying me that my PC doesn't meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11.

Is there any way to download Windows 11 n laptop? Any tweak that one can apply to use this latest Windows OS.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell/Latitude E7440
    CPU
    Core i5-4300U
    Motherboard
    Dell A00
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated one

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I am one who does not suggest running on incompatible hardware, but one's choice to do so is their own. There are tons of posts on this forum and on line with various methods used to bypass the requirements.. You can use the forum's advance search to find them
OR
IMO the Rufus method would by far be the easiest. How to create Windows 11 bootable USB to bypass requirements with Rufus - Pureinfotech
Once the bootable media is made using Rufus, if you want to perform an upgrade, from within Windows mount the usb drive and run setup.exe as administrator .
If you want to do a clean install, boot from the media Rufus creates.

OR
Here's a current article with several other methods How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware - Pureinfotech

Whatever method you use be sure to make a full system backup first. Install on incompatible hardware at your own risk.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.608
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Willy

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I am one who does not suggest running on incompatible hardware, but one's choice to do so is their own. There are tons of posts on this forum and on line with various methods used to bypass the requirements.. You can use the forum's advance search to find them
OR
IMO the Rufus method would by far be the easiest. How to create Windows 11 bootable USB to bypass requirements with Rufus - Pureinfotech
Once the bootable media is made using Rufus, if you want to perform an upgrade, from within Windows mount the usb drive and run setup.exe as administrator .
If you want to do a clean install, boot from the media Rufus creates.

OR
Here's a current article with several other methods How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware - Pureinfotech

Whatever method you use be sure to make a full system backup first. Install on incompatible hardware at your own risk.
The two articles that you have mentioned i will read them now and if i face any problem i will ask you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell/Latitude E7440
    CPU
    Core i5-4300U
    Motherboard
    Dell A00
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated one

Bree

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i want to download Windows 11 but there's a message that keep saying me that my PC doesn't meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11.
I have a Dell/Latitude E7440 like the one in your specs. It should have no problems running Windows 11, I have it running on a couple of machines with far lower specs than that.

You have to bear in mind though that that it is officially an unsupported device. While unsupported machines have had all the updates so far, the risk is that at some point in the future MS may stop updating an unsupported device through Windows Update.
 

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
    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.

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

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Release Preview as a native boot vhdx.
  • 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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

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

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Release Preview as a native boot vhdx.

Willy

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I have a Dell/Latitude E7440 like the one in your specs. It should have no problems running Windows 11, I have it running on a couple of machines with far lower specs than that.

You have to bear in mind though that that it is officially an unsupported device. While unsupported machines have had all the updates so far, the risk is that at some point in the future MS may stop updating an unsupported device through Windows Update.
Really that a bit relief after hearing you. When i first saw message that my laptop can't run Windows 11 i thought there's no way i can use this OS until i upgrade my PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell/Latitude E7440
    CPU
    Core i5-4300U
    Motherboard
    Dell A00
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated one

Bree

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When i first saw message that my laptop can't run Windows 11 i thought there's no way i can use this OS until i upgrade my PC.
With the various workarounds you'll find on this site you can upgrade virtually anything that can run Windows 10 to Windows 11. Once installed it should run without issues.

Just as a test, I have taken that to a ridiculous extreme.
Bree said:
When W11 was first leaked I tested installing it on the least appropriate hardware I could find, my little Acer Aspire One D270 netbook, see post #37.

Today I revisited that using the current latest RTM build 22000.527. Still works fine, albeit a little sluggish - no 64-bit OS should be asked to run in just 2GB of RAM :ROFLMAO:
Let's install Windows 11 on a incompatible hardware - post #717
 

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
    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.

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

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Release Preview as a native boot vhdx.
  • 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. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

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

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Release Preview as a native boot vhdx.

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In this video, i will upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 on unsupported computer hardware. Although Windows 11 has a higher system requirement, you may still be able to perform an upgrade on an unsupported computer. The Windows setup has an “appraiser” service that checks to see if your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for that version. It’s possible to replace the appraiserres.dll file in the Windows 11 setup with one from an older build of Windows 10. In order to replace the Windows 11 DLL with one from Windows 10, you’ll actually need the setup files for Windows 10.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

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