Will My Unsupported CPU Receive 22H2 Via Windows update


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I have a Dell OptiPlex AIO 7440 i5 6th Gen TPM 2.0 PC which I loaded 21H2 without any trickery.

Will the machine be offered 22H2 via Windows Update?

I will be selling this computer very shortly. I need to know if the machine is not going to natively progress from 21H2 to 22H2 and beyond.

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Personally, I would reinstall Windows 10 on a non compatible pc I was selling to avoid any issues with seller saying you misled them if anything goes wrong with Windows 11.
 

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Thanks cereberus

Being on Windows 11 was a sale point. As 21H2 installed without trickery I was hoping the installation would be honoured with feature updates.

There must be a huge number of machines out there in the same position. Those purchased on eBay and alike.

It's a very grey area. Nobody seems to know for sure at the moment.

Q. Has anyone with an unsupported CPU actually received 22H2 via Windows Update?
 

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Q. Has anyone with an unsupported CPU actually received 22H2 via Windows Update?
If you get a 'Yes' answer I would be very surprised, as it's pretty obvious that, before offering the 22H2 'feature update' via Windows Update, the system is subjected to an online check to confirm that it is compliant with the MS stated Windows 11 minimum installation requirements. How else could MS target the roll out limits and blocks that it does and/or exclude qualifying computers with hardware that has known/unresolved issues?
 

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As 21H2 installed without trickery I was hoping the installation would be honoured with feature updates.
How long ago was that? The Insider builds were deliberately a little lax on cpu checks. That may not have been tightened up in the first retail build.

I recall using one of the early release builds to test the 10 to 11 upgrade on a Dell with everything compatible except its 6th gen processor. That required no workaround. MS have tightened up checks in subsequent builds. Later builds would require workarounds, as does the 22H2 build.

Q. Has anyone with an unsupported CPU actually received 22H2 via Windows Update?
All my supported devices have been offered 22H2 in Windows Update. None of my unsupported devices were.

All my unsupported devices have now been manually upgraded to 22H2 using an ISO downloaded from Microsoft. All required a workaround to do so.
 

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    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, supported device running 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 Beta as a native boot vhdx.

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    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, supported device running 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 Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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Bree, said pretty much what i was going to ! All my computers which run on unsupported features have updated to 22H2 with no problems including updates ! My clients are happy & so is my wife !!
 

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Bree, said pretty much what i was going to ! All my computers which run on unsupported features have updated to 22H2 with no problems including updates ! My clients are happy & so is my wife !!
Correct, you need to follow the ISO upgrade/regedit method to get to 22H2 on unsupported HW.
My problem with 22H2 is that ClassicShell no longer worked. Openshell now seems stable as replacement and worked on 22H2.
Explorerpatcher also applied on 22H2.
 

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You cannot rely on a potential buyer of the unsupported pc being able or willing to use workrounds to keep W11 up to date.
 

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You cannot rely on a potential buyer of the unsupported pc being able or willing to use workrounds to keep W11 up to date.

Most people who have a particular version of Windows on their PC buy it preinstalled. Mine came with Windows 10 and being a geek, I successfully upgraded to Windows 11. There are people who can't or won't move to a new feature build on Windows 11, so keep that in mind when selling them an unsupported PC.
 

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