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E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-07, 21:17 PM

Have done the PC Health check on my E520...is there a way to make it compatible?

 

 

Is this a new gimmick by Microsoft to force people to upgrade their perfectly good computers!

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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-07, 21:51 PM

Welcome to the community forum.

 

The E520 is now a decade old. It predates TPM and Secure Boot. There is no way to add those features now.

 

And the CPU is now several generations older than the minimum required for Win11.

 

Moreover, Win10 will remain supported until at least the end of 2025. By that time your E520 will be almost 15 years old. How long do you expect Microsoft to support your system?



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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-08, 2:31 AM

I have never tried this, but--
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-whether-your-pc-is-supported-or-not/#p3

 

 

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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-08, 8:49 AM

Hi

Conspiracy theory ... YES

 

It is suggested that to boost Hardware sales some makers 'encouraged' MS to do this.

 

However....

The Register is a good source of info, like this 
(perhaps you should register with them, I have) ...

https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/06/bypass_windows_11_requirements/

The KEY phrase is
"AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU" 
that maybe of use to you.
Microsoft sort of "approved" 
Microsoft's warnings are severe.
A disclaimer explains that the installation 
"may result in compatibility issues" and that
"your PC will no longer be supported and won't be entitled to receive updates"
– though it seems that Microsoft envisages certain scenarios where the bypass may be a good idea,
since the heading states "not recommended unless instructed by support." You risk invalidating any support or Warranty.

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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-08, 12:09 PM

@ noneofyourbus wrote:

I have never tried this, but--
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-whether-your-pc-is-supported-or-not/#p3

 

I would be very careful with this suggestion. As ArsTechnica points out, while these hacks may work today, they may stop working in the future. If that happens then the only way out is to downgrade to Win10. That assumes that option will be available. If not, then it's a clean install.

 

What's also worth thinking about is what is so compelling in Win11 to make one want to take the risk? I've looked at the new features. Apart from Android app support--which won't even be available until next year--I don't see anything that makes me want to upgrade my systems now.



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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-08, 12:19 PM

Basically I agree. However, i will be trying to install win 11 on an older Toshiba. Will report my trials and tribulations.

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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-08, 22:39 PM

@aussie571 If a computer does not meet requirements for Windows 11 it is not "perfectly good".
@ann_droid There is no "conspiracy" involved.
@noneofyourbus This is a Lenovo Community. I suggest you post your Toshiba results HERE.






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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-09, 7:49 AM

""@ann_droid There is no "conspiracy" involved.""

 

That's what thy want you to think, while you still have freedom of thought.

 

 


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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-09, 11:28 AM

@ ann_droid wrote:

""@ann_droid There is no "conspiracy" involved.""

 

That's what thy want you to think, while you still have freedom of thought.

 

The typical smartphone, including the most expensive flagship models, typically get support for only 2 or 3 years. Microsoft will continue to support Win10 for at least 4 more years. That's more than 10 years since Win10 came out. And that applies not only to newly-bought systems but also those bought 10 or more years ago. So that's more like 15 years in total.

 

If that's a conspiracy then they're not doing a very good job of it. They could learn a lot about "forcing" people to do gratuitous hardware upgrades from the smartphone industry.



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Re:E520 i7 Windows 11 not compatible - Why

2021-10-09, 17:01 PM

This thread is starting to go off course.

 

The initial question has been asked and answered, as best as can be in this community. Any further questions regarding a decision by Microsoft to set minimum hardware/security requirements in order to be supported for Win11 are best asked of Microsoft, through their channels/forums.

 

If this thread continues off course, it will be locked without further notice.

 

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