Windows 11 has such high minimum system requirements to run, that even employees Microsoft are able to serve them. In a Windows Insider webcast, employee Claton Hendricks shared his screen to show system resources when he sees his processor doesn’t meet the company’s requirements.
Hendricks was showing new color options for the task manager and other features in future versions of Windows 11. When he switched to the CPU dashboard, he was able to see an Intel Core i7-7660U processor, which is not on Microsoft’s support list.
The 7th generation processor was released in 2017, and the system supports only 8th generation processors and later. In case My GodMicrosoft requires Ryzen 3000 series chips or higher.
You couldn’t tell which device the employee was using in this case, whether it was a PC, a virtual machine, or a Surface – the screen sharing panel at the top showed “Surface IR”. According to the Neowin website, there is a high chance of using the original Surface Laptot, Surface Pro 5, or models not on Microsoft’s list.
Minimum Security Requirements
It is worth noting that the company allows Windows 11 to run on PCs without official support. Despite this, the software giant does not guarantee full operation and points out that this may put the device at risk, as security updates are suspended. In addition, Microsoft It can show a visual warning In the Settings app and on the desktop if the person is using incompatible software.
Since the hijack was captured during a webcast and the camera image is on the right corner, where the warnings usually appear, there is no way to know if Hendrix’s computer has these warnings. On the other hand, as a developer, he may have access to some code or functionality that just hides the watermark.
Obviously, this processor shouldn’t affect the performance of Windows 11, which is capable of running on thinner hardware too much. In any case, it is curious to know that not even a software giant can provide all the high needs of its system to all employees.
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