windows 10pro upgrade to windows 11 pro possible on parallels 17 ??


TonyB

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HI all i have late 2015 Imac with a intel core 17-6700k cpu , and a tpm 2.0 on with paralels desktop 17 , windows 10 pro runs great i play games and all sorts stuff, i was going to upgrade it to windows 11 pro when i found out this processor intel core 17-6700k cpu is not on the supported list, i ran the pc health check and i green light for everything , but the processor. so since this is a virtual environment what are the risk to updating it ? . or will windows 11 not even install , i don't no MS logic of flagging a processor more the capable of running that windows 11 os . as its faster then some of the core i5 they green lighted . Let me know if its possible how do i go about upgrading it , and also will it get updates? thanks much and have a safe summer.

MY Specs
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac17,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
Memory: 32 GB
System Firmware Version: 175.0.0.0.0
OS Loader Version: 540.120.3~6
SMC Version (system): 2.34f3
AMD Radeon R9 M395X:
Chipset Model: AMD Radeon R9 M395X
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 4 GB
Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x6920
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-C905AA-799
VBIOS Version: 113-C905A0-007
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.799
Metal Family: Supported, Metal GPUFamily macOS 2
Displays:
iMac:
Display Type: Built-In Retina LCD
Resolution: Retina 5K (5120 x 2880)
Framebuffer Depth: 30-Bit Color (ARGB2101010)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Automatically Adjust Brightness: Yes
Connection Type: Internal

windows information
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎6/‎13/‎2022
OS build 19044.1766
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4170.0

processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.01 GHz
Installed RAM 16.0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch Pen support
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel UHD Graphics/nvidia geforce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built in
    Screen Resolution
    native 1080p
    Hard Drives
    256gb nvme / 1tb hard drive all built in. and 2 external 1tb seagate drives
    PSU
    brick
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    logitech gaming mouse
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    microsoft / malwarbytes

Megahertz

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I suppose you run Win 10 on MAC Os under a virtual machine.
Yes, it is possible to run Win 11 with i7-6700K. I run on a i5-6600K
but
My advice is not to do it now. Win 11 isn't a year old and is still under development.
If you wish to do it:
I suggest you create a Disk image backup of the current Win 10 installation and do a upgrade to win 11. That is what I did.
Download a Win 11 iso mount it on win 10 and run setup.
To bypass the hardware restrictions follow this guide Windows 11 TPM Requirement? Bypass it in 5 Minutes
You will end with your win 10 upgrade to win 11 and activated.
If you don't like Win 11, simply restore the disk image backup of the Win 10 installation
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Win 10
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64

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I suppose you run Win 10 on MAC Os under a virtual machine.
Yes, it is possible to run Win 11 with i7-6700K. I run on a i5-6600K
but
My advice is not to do it now. Win 11 isn't a year old and is still under development.
I you wish to do it:
I suggest you create a Disk image backup of the current Win 10 installation and do a upgrade to win 11. That is what I did.
Download a Win 11 iso mount it on win 10 and run setup.
To bypass the hardware restrictions follow this guide Windows 11 TPM Requirement? Bypass it in 5 Minutes
You will end with your win 10 upgrade to win 11 and activated.
If you don't like Win 11, simply restore the disk image backup of the Win 10 installation
thanks for the info i will wait maybe in time they will add it to the os after all windows 10 is supported for a good while longer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IMH05
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10300H CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel UHD Graphics/nvidia geforce GTX 1650
    Sound Card
    built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built in
    Screen Resolution
    native 1080p
    Hard Drives
    256gb nvme / 1tb hard drive all built in. and 2 external 1tb seagate drives
    PSU
    brick
    Case
    laptop
    Cooling
    fans
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    logitech gaming mouse
    Browser
    edge
    Antivirus
    microsoft / malwarbytes
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