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Thinkpad A485 not supported for Windows 11

2021-10-13, 22:36 PM

My thinkpad has a Ryzen 7 pro, 32 geg of memory, a 500 geg HD and is not supported for Win 11 upgrade?  Totally unacceptable.  I called windows tech support and they told me that Lenovo did not ask to have this processor included.  If you look at the list of AMD processors supported for WIN 11 upgrade, some AMD processors on that list are not as performant as the one I have in my thinkpad.  Will Lenovo get that fixed?  I can tell you that I will certainly not buy another Lenovo laptop if this is not fixed.

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Re:Thinkpad A485 not supported for Windows 11

2021-10-13, 22:55 PM

@ Cornelius58 wrote:

My thinkpad has a Ryzen 7 pro, 32 geg of memory, a 500 geg HD and is not supported for Win 11 upgrade?  Totally unacceptable.  I called windows tech support and they told me that Lenovo did not ask to have this processor included.  If you look at the list of AMD processors supported for WIN 11 upgrade, some AMD processors on that list are not as performant as the one I have in my thinkpad.  Will Lenovo get that fixed?  I can tell you that I will certainly not buy another Lenovo laptop if this is not fixed.

 

 

Good day.

 

It might be that MS + AMD, together, decided that the CPU in your laptop did not make it onto the minimum-required list. I would recommend keeping an eye on the official CPU list, as it will be at the purview of MS to make additions to the list.

 

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Re:Thinkpad A485 not supported for Windows 11

2021-10-14, 1:07 AM

I do not buy that.

 

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Re:Thinkpad A485 not supported for Windows 11

2021-10-14, 1:28 AM

@ Cornelius58 wrote:

I do not buy that.

 

 

Ok... it is understood you do not accept the standard MS has set. Regardless, though, it really is up to MS and CPU OEMs to decide on the basic hardware requirements.

 

There is not much more we can do for you in this peer-2-peer community.

 

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Re:Thinkpad A485 not supported for Windows 11

2021-10-14, 9:13 AM
HiThe 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.

Did MS support offer to help you install W11 ?
It's part of their "policy" apparently.

It's not a secret, perhaps not widely known.

https://uk.pcmag.com/migrated-3765-windows-10/136103/microsoft-offers-tpm-20-bypass-to-install-windows-11-on-unsupported-pcs









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