Why Intel Core i7-7820HK CPU @ 2.90Ghz is not supported for Windows 11

Devng Gndhi 61 Reputation points

Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ1
Intel® Core™ i7-7820X

This 2 CPU from the same series are compatible but
Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK is not compatible for windows 11. HK is in terms off performance batter than 7820HQ and 7820X.


Windows 11
Windows 11
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  1. marlon smith 31 Reputation points

    hope they will support it soon

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,476 Reputation points

    Hello Devng,

    For the best Windows 11 upgrade experience, eligible devices should be running Windows 10, version 20H1, or later.

    Check out minimum hardware requirements for the update using the below link,


    If your existing Windows 10 PC is running the most current version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware specifications it will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalized, but for most devices already in use today, we expect it to be ready sometime in early 2022.

    Not all Windows 10 PCs that are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 will be offered to upgrade at the same time. To see if your PC is eligible to upgrade, download and run the PC Health Check app. Once the upgrade rollout has started, you can check if it is ready for your device by going to Settings/Windows Updates.

    Hope this answers all your queries, if not please do repost back.
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

    1 person found this answer helpful.

  3. Kapil Arya 7,871 Reputation points MVP

    I highly recommend you to drop a feedback to Microsoft on this, via Feedback hub app.

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  4. Leon Laude 85,701 Reputation points

    Hi @Devng Gndhi ,

    During the summer of 2021 Microsoft made it clear that only Intel 8th Gen and beyond CPUs were officially supported, however the list may still change.

    If you're willing to install Windows 11 manually, then the minimal Windows 11 requirements below will come into play which are:


    • 1GHz (64-bit) processor with 2 or more cores


    • 4GB of RAM


    • 64GB


    If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!

    Best regards,

  5. Sven VN 0 Reputation points

    Still no change it seems?

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