CPU for Windows 11 is not supported

Robert Martinez 1 Reputation point
2022-04-24T10:58:30.967+00:00

I have a Lenovo Flex 5 Notebook Intel Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GEForce 940MX, which exceeds the minimum requirements for Windows 11. I am told to "Upgrade" my computer, SERIOUSLY? how is this out dated? Just because Windows did not include the processor in their build?? HOW FREKEN LAME IS THAT! This is a Core i7 what the heck!

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,851 Reputation points
    2022-04-24T14:22:36.97+00:00

    You may see list of supported Intel processors for Windows 11 on the following website:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors
    Your CPU is not supported.
    You may open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and share your concern or upvote existing ones.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,476 Reputation points
    2022-04-27T08:16:46.523+00:00

    Hi RobertMartinez-8573,

    Here’s a list of supported CPUs:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

    As you can see, 8th generation and above are supported. As yours is a 7th generation, it’s not officially supported. There are reasons for this as outlined at the article above.

    If your PC supports TPM2.0 and secure boot, there are guides available to bypass the CPU restrictions. But this would be at your own risk.

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