Will Microsoft be adding more compatible Processors


Mikedyce

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I have a 3yr old Surface Pro with the following -

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Does anyone know if Microsoft are likely to be reviewing their list of approved processors, specifically to include Intel i7s?
Much as I would like to move to W11, I'm going to stick with W10 if they are not.

Mike.
 

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You`d have to ask Microsoft :)
 

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IMO there's probably slightly more chance of spotting a Polar Bear in the Sahara Desert.
 
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Microsoft have already reviewed their initial Compatibility list for processors, and added a small number of Gen7 Intel processors to the list, No additional AMD processors were added.

I doubt the list will change again, although they have released Registry tweaks to allow not compliant processors to install the Windows 11 Official update.

This may however be a risky option as the support for such systems will be totally in the User's hands - there is also the fact that these systems may not be supplied with some, or all, future updates, automatically, ( these can be manually obtained and we include links to monthly updates to assist anyone who decides to go this route)

The better option may be to remain with Windows 10 whilst that is still supported for the next four years or until you upgrade your hardware
 

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I am in the same situation !

But there is something else: when I open "MSinfo32", nearly everthing seems ok, except two lines, which seem to indicate compatibility problems:

First: PCR 7. It says ist is "linkable" (or "may be linked", sorry my computer is in French), so it is not linked!
Second: In the line: Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: it says "Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected" and "WinRe is not configured"..

Could someone of the experts here please be so kind and explain what this means, and if and how i can resolve this ?

Thanks Roger
 

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Thanks barman58, kind of what I thought. So I'll stick with W10, which incidentally has run pretty well without a hitch from the start.

Mike
 

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Hi,
MS is already allowing more cpu's than what they list
All one needs is tpm 1.2/ gpt/ uefi/ secure boot options activated

Ways to install Windows 11

If you want to break bad on all there are ways to install 11 with none of the requirements.
 

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Hi,
MS is already allowing more cpu's than what they list
All one needs is tpm 1.2/ gpt/ uefi/ secure boot options activated

Ways to install Windows 11

If you want to break bad on all there are ways to install 11 with none of the requirements.
Current Surface has tpm 2 \7 secure boot compatible - it's the i7 that MS don't like.

Mike.
 

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Current Surface has tpm 2 \7 secure boot compatible - it's the i7 that MS don't like.

Mike.
Hi,
I wouldn't worry about it
Bitlocker might not work but who cares

Core isolation might not work but then again who cares turn virtualization off in bios you'll be more secure this is really for people that use hyper-v and vmware/... for virtual machine usage.

Turn off remote desktop also you'll be more secure.
 

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First: PCR 7. It says ist is "linkable" (or "may be linked", sorry my computer is in French), so it is not linked!
Second: In the line: Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: it says "Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected" and "WinRe is not configured"..

Could someone of the experts here please be so kind and explain what this means, and if and how i can resolve this ?

Thanks Roger

PCR 7 is one of the Platform Configuration Registers that lie inside the TPM module. It is hard to understand the error as your description is vague. You may want to run TPM.msc and see if it gives any precise warnings.

"reasons for failed automatic device encryption: un-allowed DMA capable bus" - this seems to relate to Bitlocker encryption. Bitlocker is not a necessary requirement for a Windows 11 upgrade. However, you still can check your DMA device in two ways:
1) in msinfo, under System summary, click on Hardware Resources, and then click on DMA.
2) in Device Manager, select View from the menu at the top of the Window, then select Resources by Type. Under your computer name, a node with Direct Memory Access (DMA) appears. Click on that to check your DMA devices. Select a DMA device and a Properties Window appears. Check the Device status for errors.

If you have any more questions of this nature, I suggest you start your own thread (question) on this Forum, to give yourself the best chance of receiving answers from the community.

Good luck.
 

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Thank you Iko 22,
I will enquire !
 

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Does anyone know if Microsoft are likely to be reviewing their list of approved processors, specifically to include Intel i7s?

highly unlikely MS will add more compatible older Intel CPUs
only new ones like the upcoming Alder Lake series (12th gen intel)

nothing older will be added
 

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Current Surface has tpm 2 \7 secure boot compatible - it's the i7 that MS don't like.

Mike.
Just to clarify, the i7 is a model within a family, or generation, of Intel CPUs and meets the requirements for Windows 11 if it is an 8th generation or above; even the about to be released Alder Lake 12th generation will have an i7 model.
 

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I have a 3yr old Surface Pro with the following -

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Does anyone know if Microsoft are likely to be reviewing their list of approved processors, specifically to include Intel i7s?
Much as I would like to move to W11, I'm going to stick with W10 if they are not.

Mike.


I'm in the same boat as yourself. My CPU is a Haswell, but I plugged a TPM module into the mobo.

Microsoft "Help's" response to me on Twitter (Sept 28):

"We hope you're doing well, Tony. We previously mentioned that the list of compatible processors for Windows 11 is still being tested and updated, and you can monitor this article for any changes: https://msft.it/6019XeaXc. Alternatively, you can also use the PC Health Check app to verify your computer's compatibility with Windows 11."
 

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I have a 3yr old Surface Pro with the following -

View attachment 9706

Does anyone know if Microsoft are likely to be reviewing their list of approved processors, specifically to include Intel i7s?
Much as I would like to move to W11, I'm going to stick with W10 if they are not.

Mike.
Intel gives drivers for your CPU. Also gives beta for my 6th generation cpu. I did a clean install and i dont have problems , except the paint application , but i downloaded the older version of and it works OK. So , i believe that if you try a clean install they will work.
 

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