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Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-09, 15:49 PM

I ran the PC Health check and found out my three year old Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 520-24IKL is not compatible due to this Processor "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700T CPU @ 2.9-GHZ? Everything else meets the requirements.

 

Really this computer is three years old and not compatible? Not only that but the Win 10 upgrades disappear in 2025. This is totally unfair and what do I do with this new computer throw it out?

 

I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in this product! I always thought that Lenovo was always one of the top contenders and that was the reason I purchased this PC. Now I find out it is not future proof and in 2025 it becomes  a dead duck!

 

Anybody have any ideas in regards to what can be done other than buting new hardware?

 

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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-09, 16:53 PM
Hi
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.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows11




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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-09, 17:00 PM

Welcome to the community forum.

 

Really this computer is three years old and not compatible? Not only that but the Win 10 upgrades disappear in 2025.

 

The restriction on CPU and the end of support on Win10 are imposed by Microsoft, not Lenovo. 

 

It's possible that if enough people complain to Microsoft about the former restriction they may relent and lower their minimum CPU requirements.

 

As for Win10 end of life, corporate users tend to transition to new OS versions at a glacial pace. It's possible that Microsoft announced the end of 2025 deadline in order to "encourage" those customers to speed up. Judging by the Win7/8 to Win10 transition that deadline may eventually get extended.

 

 



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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-09, 17:23 PM
Thanks for the reply! Personally methinks MS has way too much power in these situations and trying to even get in touch with anyone there in this regard is a useless venture.
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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-09, 17:46 PM
Hi there....thank you for the reply and the link. Very interesting detail there. Will continue to follow the story about "David & Goliath"! Since it is early there just may be some of the compatibility issues sorted out.
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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-11, 3:08 AM

In what ways have you attempted to contact Microsoft?

Have you posted on Microsoft's forums?

Have you used the Feedback Hub? 

Please post the links so others with the same problem can follow and/or upvote.

 






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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-11, 17:04 PM

My wife's PC has the same issue and disappointment: Only the CPU fails the test. Can the CPU be upgraded? I could and have when I built PC's. I want to keep all the machines in my household at similar software release levels.

  

 

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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-11, 17:21 PM
Yes, Yes & Yes. There is a much bigger problem it seems as those who have new MS Surface are getting notification that the machine is compatible however when thry go to download they then get the error that theri processor is not compatible? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/pc-health-check-app-says-my-computer-is-compatible/25ab4f70-f549-43cb-b442-7af07c81654f The thread is now locked! Sent a message to the Feedback Hub and the moderators just repsonded with "if your processor is not listed on the compatible processor list then you are SOL. They have also indicated that there will be no further updates to the list. This is insane!!!
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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-11, 17:22 PM

@ NuYorker wrote:

My wife's PC has the same issue and disappointment: Only the CPU fails the test. Can the CPU be upgraded

 

That depends on the model. Notebooks have increasingly been using CPUs that are soldered to the system board. These CPUs aren't replaceable. If the system board has a socketed CPU then an upgrade may be possible. 

 

It's possible to install Win11 despite the CPU speed requirement not being met. Google will find many articles and YouTube videos on how to do that. But before you explore that option you should read Windows 11: It's All About Security, Folks, especially on this particular point.

 



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Re:Windows 11 Upgrade

2021-10-11, 17:39 PM

Sent a message to the Feedback Hub and the moderators just repsonded with "if your processor is not listed on the compatible processor list then you are SOL

Can you please provide a link to that quote? Thanks.

 

I doubt Microsoft will relax the security that 11 provides but should the processor requirement change you could keep your eye on these pages:

 

Lenovo's List of Supported Devices: If your device is not listed check back later to see if there have been updates.
https://support.lenovo.com/solutions/ht512623-lenovo-devices-supported-for-windows-11

 

Intel: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

 

AMD: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-amd-processors

 

Qualcomm: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-qualcomm-processors

 


Is it "insane"? No.
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/Windows-11-It-s-All-About-Security-Folks/m-p/5103749

 

 

 






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