CPU missing from all compatable charts

Patrick Cuba 1 Reputation point
2021-12-14T23:37:11.3+00:00

I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but I have followed all the twists and turns on the site from the "PC Health" app. I was told that my CPU was not supported for Windows 11 (fair enough) but then I found compatible versions of it on either side. I went to check the Windows 10 compatability charts and it also does not appear there! Will I be taking an unreasobale risk installing W11? Will is stop me from even trying? "Intel Core i7-3370" is not on the W11 lists, it starts at "Intel® Core™ i7-10510U". The W10 list (21H2) has the same requirement. Windows 7 will consider "Intel® Core™ i7-5500U" which feels closer, but is still not there and I am running current W10 right now. Is there a secret model code I am missing?

CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Base speed: 3.40 GHz
Sockets:    1
Cores:  4
Logical processors: 8
Virtualization: Enabled
L1 cache:   256 KB
L2 cache:   1.0 MB
L3 cache:   8.0 MB

Utilization 2%
Speed   1.65 GHz
Windows 11
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,161 Reputation points
    2021-12-15T15:38:23.977+00:00

    Hi @Patrick Cuba

    The Intel Core i7-3770 is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in April 2012. There are ways to bypass these requirements to install, but you will have some limitations and these are unofficial methods.

    In the case of windows 10 yes you can install it and use it with this processor and this might not cause any issues.

    The processor for windows 11 is selected by various parameters and the important one is DCH Design Principles.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/develop/dch-principles-best-practices

    You can check out the other reasons for the processor selection from here
    https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/08/27/update-on-windows-11-minimum-system-requirements-and-the-pc-health-check-app/

    Hope this resolves your Query!!

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  2. Reza-Ameri 16,901 Reputation points
    2021-12-15T16:46:11.057+00:00

    You may try download and run scan with PC Health Check app to see if your device is compatible or not, take a look at:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-use-the-pc-health-check-app-9c8abd9b-03ba-4e67-81ef-36f37caa7844
    In case your device is not compatible, you might be able to use a method to bypass certain requirement check and upgrade to the Windows 11 but it will put your device into unsupported status and you might not receive update or fix for problems.
    Therefore, we advise you to not upgrade to the Windows 11 in case your device is not ready.
    You may open the Feedback Hub app and share a feedback or upvote a feedback about supporting your processor.

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