Microsoft Windows 11 It does not explicitly support first generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. But it does not then support any Intel processor made before the Coffee Lake generation. So anything from the Ryzen 1000-series or seventh-generation Kaby Lake isn’t listed as a win for Windows 11.
But put that pitchfork away. Supported Lists Intel Corporation And the AMD processors Windows 11 is long, but not comprehensive, and this also does not mean that these chips will not allow you to run the new operating system. This is the difference between what Microsoft calls a “hard floor” and a “soft floor” in Windows 11 compatibility book.
This is the difference between definitely not being able to install Windows 11 and not being able to advised to. It sure looks like an arbitrary cut-off for the CPUs in question, and it may simply be where Microsoft chose to stop checking chips against Windows 11.
The Announcing Windows 11 It was met with interest and dismay. On the other hand, the serious ‘What Next for Windows’ livestream showed us a vision of Windows 11 as an open and good-looking update to Windows 10, with more of a penchant for gaming. And the It is effectively free.
On the other hand, we had the Windows 11 Health Check app that seemed to tell PC gamers, using very powerful platforms, that their hardware wasn’t up to the task of running Microsoft’s next-generation operating system.
So having a long list of supported CPUs, which seems to lose any silicon not born over four years ago, is just another knife to the heart.
We have provided some help for those struggling with the Health Check—Hint: The TPM 2.0 key may be in your BIOS. It’s also worth noting that just because you’re still rocking an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X processor, or a quad-core Core i7 7700K processor, it doesn’t mean that Windows 11 won’t run on your machine.
Supported CPU build lists are related to the so-called “soft floor” of compatibility with Windows 11. Microsoft’s Compatibility Guide explains:
“There is a new minimum hardware requirement for Windows 11. In order to run Windows 11, devices must meet the following specifications. Devices that are not compatible with hard floors cannot be upgraded to Windows 11, and devices that meet soft floors will receive a notification that the upgrade is not advised “.
- CPU: Core >= 2 and Speed >= 1 GHz
- System memory: TotalPhysicalRam >= 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB
- Security: TPM version >= 1.2 and SecureBootCapable = true
- Smode: Smode is false, or Smode is true and C_ossku at (0x65, 0x64, 0x63, 0x6D, 0x6F, 0x73, 0x74, 0x71)
- Security: TPMVersion >= 2.0
- cpu generation
I have to say I’m not 100% appreciative of what the hell “Smode” is, but I can tell you that the “hard floor” of a 1GHz dual-core CPU + will mean you Could you Install Windows 11 on a first generation Ryzen machine. It might be just as unstable as the new OS which is more likely to be on old hardware.
I think one such situation is of the “installer caution” type.