The excitement for Windows 11 hasn’t lasted long, wt least for the budget community. As a result, Microsoft has set new hardware requirements for supporting Windows 11 and strictly enforces it.
The company clarifies this is an official Q and A session on this topic and said it would block users who try to bypass the said requirements by making changes in Group Policy Editor. It says firmly that new obligations are meant for security and productivity.
Get a New Hardware For Windows 11
Microsoft polishing the new Windows OS to be more smooth, secure, colorful, and productive is good, but it comes at a cost – eligibility!
For a long, Microsoft offered Windows OS for free to everyone, hoping that this free distribution would largen the ecosystem and draw money from users in other ways within the OS. This methodology worked, and it eyed on the same plan for newly launched Windows 11 too.
But this time, it’s indirectly dumping users, which affects both the company and the users. In addition, the maker has bumped the hardware requirements for supporting Windows 11 OS, asking for a TPM 2.0 chip, Secure Boot, and others.
These elements are most generally available in any high-end desktop or laptop, but budget PCs fail to reach the demand, making them ineligible for the new OS. This led many users to scour for bypassing guides on hardware requirements to run Windows 11 anyway.
But, this could hit them hard, as Microsoft confirmed that no Group Policy Editor changes could solve the issues, and the only way to get Windows 11 is to have supported hardware. In a Q and A session on Windows 11 upgrade paths and deployment tools for businesses/enterprises, Microsoft said,
“We know it sucks that some aren’t going to be eligible for Windows 11, but the great thing to remember is the reason we’re doing [this] is to keep to devices more productive and [ensure that they have] security than ever before so they can stay protected in this new workforce.”
Further, “Group policy will not enable you to get around the hardware enforcement for Windows 11. We will block you from upgrading your device to an unsupported state since we really want to make sure that your devices stay supported and secure,” said Microsoft.
While it’s proven that you can at least bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement from registry changes, you still need to have supported RAM (4GB at least) and CPU (AMD Zen 2 or later or Intel 8th gen or later).