Windows 11 Beta on 6th Gen Intel Core i5

ivanosky

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Hi everyone, I'm currently on Windows 10 21H1 on the Release Preview Insider channel. I'm thinking of joining the Beta channel to get Windows 11 builds. My laptop has all of the minimum requirements (more than 2 cores, 8 GB of RAM, TPM 2.0, UEFI Secure Boot, etc.) except for the CPU generation, it has a 6th Gen Intel Core i5. Has anyone tried installing on a PC with unsupported CPU Gen? Can it be done normally without registry edits? Does it run without issues? Thanks in advance for the answers.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 10/19043.1151

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 6300HQ
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 960M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD4 250 GB M.2 SSD
    Seagate ST1000LM014-1EJ164 1TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    30 Mb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

jimbo45

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Hi folks.

Installing now on an old SONY VAIO with PENTIUM IV processor (as a VM - obviously won't install otherwise). Heat of that CPU feels like a hot air blower --keeps my "Office" warm though !!! Can't believe how heavy that old lappy is and the power consumption.

However it does have HDMI video out (max 1920 X 1080) and a SATA connector where I changed the slow 2.5 inch spinner for an SSD -- no USB3 though - but this thing WILL work so "little round objects" to Ms who say you need mega new equipment to run this on.

You do need a decently configurable VM software system to be able to manipulate the "Virtual Bios and hardware" though and some config mechanism to change the CPU "Topography" via some decent "poodlefakery"so the Windows VM thinks it's running on more modern hardware !!!! .

The Sony VAIO doesn't have UEFI or a TPM but no probs with TPM emulation and a VM set up for secure boot .

I used the iso made from UUPDUMP for the Windows install.

If it actually works will post some screen images later.

I think about 20 of those SONY VAIO PENTIUM IV systems running alone will cause around a 10 deg C increase in the average temp of planet earth -- amazing to think that was normal in those days !!!

Pity though Sony abandoned laptops -- for its day those VAIO machines, nicely built, looked good and had great performance -- but were they heavy !! -- really "luggable" was the correct expression.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

Winuser

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I'm running the Dev build on my old Acer i5 laptop with no problems. The laptop upgraded normally without making any changes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

ivanosky

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Thanks for the answers, I joined the Beta channel and already installed Windows 11. Everything seems to be working fine so far
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 6300HQ
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 960M
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD4 250 GB M.2 SSD
    Seagate ST1000LM014-1EJ164 1TB HDD
    Internet Speed
    30 Mb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Devlin1888

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Hi folks.

Installing now on an old SONY VAIO with PENTIUM IV processor (as a VM - obviously won't install otherwise). Heat of that CPU feels like a hot air blower --keeps my "Office" warm though !!! Can't believe how heavy that old lappy is and the power consumption.

However it does have HDMI video out (max 1920 X 1080) and a SATA connector where I changed the slow 2.5 inch spinner for an SSD -- no USB3 though - but this thing WILL work so "little round objects" to Ms who say you need mega new equipment to run this on.

You do need a decently configurable VM software system to be able to manipulate the "Virtual Bios and hardware" though and some config mechanism to change the CPU "Topography" via some decent "poodlefakery"so the Windows VM thinks it's running on more modern hardware !!!! .

The Sony VAIO doesn't have UEFI or a TPM but no probs with TPM emulation and a VM set up for secure boot .

I used the iso made from UUPDUMP for the Windows install.

If it actually works will post some screen images later.

I think about 20 of those SONY VAIO PENTIUM IV systems running alone will cause around a 10 deg C increase in the average temp of planet earth -- amazing to think that was normal in those days !!!

Pity though Sony abandoned laptops -- for its day those VAIO machines, nicely built, looked good and had great performance -- but were they heavy !! -- really "luggable" was the correct expression.

Cheers
jimbo
How hot does that cpu actually run? xD
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 22463.1000
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7 10700k@5.2
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Gaming X Z490
    Memory
    16GB Viper Steel Series 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX2070 Super X OC Windforce
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming 3840X2160 Benq Gl2250 1920x1080
    Screen Resolution
    4K/1600/1440/1080
    Hard Drives
    M.2 - ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB
    SSD - Samsung 860 evo
    PSU
    Corsair 650w
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata Chroma
    Mouse
    Steel Series Rival 710
    Internet Speed
    50mbs
    Browser
    Opera GX
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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