Asus is working on firmware updates to bring Windows 11 to older PCs
- If you have an older computer not supported by
Windows 11, you may be in luck.
- Asus has started rolling out beta firmware updates for its motherboards which could extend Windows 11 support to older computers as well.
- Some of these motherboards support processors as old as Intel’s sixth-gen series.
The new firmware for Asus motherboards would allow users to upgrade to Windows 11 without any modifications in the motherboard settings in the BIOS. It is worth noting that at the moment, Asus is working on firmware updates for Intel motherboards. AMD motherboards will likely be worked upon later.
It’s worth noting that the Strix Z270F motherboard supports Intel’s 7th generation processors – also known as Kaby Lake. Apart from this, the Intel Celeron G3900 and sixth-gen Intel Core i3 6098P processor are also supported by the Z270F motherboard.
AdvertisementIt is worth pointing out that these firmware updates are still in beta and could likely be buggy, so proceed with caution.
Windows 11 minimum requirements
Microsoft has outlined some of the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11. This includes:
- Compatible 64-bit processor.
- 4GB memory.
- 64GB storage.
- UEFI secure boot.
Microsoft will allow installing Windows 11 on unsupported computers
Microsoft has confirmed that there is a way that users with unsupported computers will be able to install Windows 11, but they will have to deal with a major security risk.
AdvertisementThe news comes after a major backlash against Microsoft’s decision to not support Intel processors older than the 8th generation, or AMD processors older than Ryzen 2nd gen.
Recently, Microsoft added support for the Intel Core i7 7820HQ processor, primarily because it meets the security requirements, and is also used in the Surface Studio 2. In addition to this, Microsoft also added the Intel Core X and Xeon W series to its list of supported processors.
Windows 11 can be installed on unsupported computers but there’s a big security risk
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