Windows 11 Approved Processor

Daniel Bunnell 1 Reputation point

Why is my processor (Intel core i7-7500U) not elegible for windows 11. It exceeds published minimum requirements. Its in a Dell Inspiron 5567 which meets all requirements except processor.

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  1. Kapil Arya 7,931 Reputation points MVP


    Unfortunately, i7-7500U 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.


  2. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    Only 8th generation processors are supported for Windows 11. This is been specified by the PC manufacturers for improved security and performance. It seems 7500U is not on the list.

    Windows 11 supported Intel processors


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  3. Daniel Bunnell 1 Reputation point

    Again, the Intel i7-7500U processor exceeds all of the Microsoft minimum processor criteria for Windows 11. There are seventh generation processors on the approved list. Why is this processor not on the approved list.

  4. Jeevesgrady 1 Reputation point

    I have two, two year old high end machines, with Intel Core processors and neither is capable of running this new crap. At only two years old, it is a travesty that they are obsolete.
    You pigs at Microsoft should get your heads out of your behinds and make software that will work on reasonably current equipment. I am NOT spending a total of over $1,800 to replace them.
    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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