Most 7th Gen Intel Core and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen processors are not compatible with Windows 11

Only the lazy one did not discuss too strict requirements of Windows 11 to the hardware platform, however, it turns out that there is a very ancient processor that is fully compatible with Windows 11. This CPU is already 15 years old!

One of the users managed to install the final version of Windows 11 on a computer with a Pentium 4 661. Let us remind you that this CPU debuted in early 2006, has 1 processing core with a frequency of 3.6 GHz, and supports multithreading. Given that the official requirements of Windows 11 are barely met by 7th Gen Intel Core processors, it's surprising to see the proprietary compatibility utility see no issues with a CPU released back in 2006. In addition, Windows 11 on such a PC not only works - its update system also works. Although previously Microsoft itself stated that incompatible PCs will not receive updates through Windows Update.

Of course, the fact that the Pentium 4 661 passes the Windows 11 compatibility test is the result of an error. Apparently, the company simply did not include the corresponding line of CPUs (Intel Family 15 or Netburst) in the list of incompatible ones. But this same example clearly demonstrates that if Microsoft had not persisted with the requirements, Windows 11 could easily be used on old, but still functional PCs.

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