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Win11 not running on older PCs

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:14 am
by juverax
Microsoft really does not want Windows 11 running on ancient PCs
https://www.theregister.com/2024/04/23/ ... uirements/

Re: Win11 not running on older PCs

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2024 11:19 am
by webfork
My reply here is mostly echoing the linked Reg article but I guess it's worth repeating.

That's very unfortunate and I'm sorry to see it. Whatever happens there's going to be a lot of perfectly good hardware thrown out a lot sooner than was necessary.

I recall back with XP they really wanted to catch up to some of the MacOS interface visuals, but now the draw is probably financial. As the Reg article suggests, they have a big incentive to encourage upgrades as Microsoft is a hardware vendor.

I have a lot of old hardware that I spent extra money on to make sure it was somewhat future-proof, so I'll continue trying to keep it alive by moving to Linux.

Re: Win11 not running on older PCs

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 1:56 am
by Midas
IMHO and rather more simplistically, MS' strategy is aimed at one goal: user lock-in (and the underlying data-extraction mana from the general -- and generally less tech-savvy -- public). :roll:

E.g., on a global stage, China has been extricating itself from their grip and there's no way that is anything but a huge blow... they'll still retain India, which has grown into the most populous market on Earth and is also famous for some ham-fisted tech directives.

Re: Win11 not running on older PCs

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2024 11:04 pm
by jasoncolbert
The reason they put the restrictions in place is to avoid a Vista situation. Most PC's with TPM 2.0 are going to new enough to run Windows 11 no problem, but they don't want people on Pentium 3 machines upgrading and then complaining that Windows 11 is slow and laggy.