Intel i5-7500 CPU and Windows 11

Jarren Ringle 0 Reputation points

One of my Windows 10 machines runs Intel i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40 Ghz and TPM 2. Running the Windows 11 check the matching passes all the requirements except the processor. The research I've done says Microsoft does not support the chip because it doesn't run TPM 2 yet it does.

So will Microsoft change the status of the chip? I know the machine will make a great Linux machine but my wife doesn't want a Linux computer. Looks like next year she will be getting a Mac unless I decide to follow the many workarounds to force install Windows 11.

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  1. S.Sengupta 16,561 Reputation points MVP

    Microsoft officially lists 8th Gen Intel processors and newer as compatible for Windows 11 due to security features.

    It's unlikely Microsoft will change the official stance on the i5-7500 for Windows 11. They prioritize maintaining a clear line for supported hardware due to potential security and performance concerns on older systems.

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  2. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 32,321 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi Jarren,

    Thanks for your post. I have double checked that i5-7500 processor is not compatible for Windows 11, according to Microsoft.

    Please check with official Windows 11 list of supported processors:

    You can drop a feedback to Microsoft about this, using Feedback hub app. Kindly open the Edge and press Ctrl+Alt+I to open the Microsoft Feedback Hub and feedback the issue. Thanks very much for your understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue

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