Windows 11 is available to Insider users, and as such, many are testing it thoroughly to see if it’s worth it. In an unexpected twist on the part of those at Redmond, their new operating system launches a spectacular and unprecedented projection of PC hardware, which has drawn criticism from all Internet media and forums.
There will be no truce or rollback, Microsoft will not change the installation conditions
As expected after a decision of this magnitude and knowing the issues, Microsoft has stood firm in its position with Aria Carley at the helm. Quick reminder, to inst all Windows 11 on a PC and apart from the requirements of speed or cores, GB of RAM installed etc … Microsoft requires that we have one of these three security factors: TPM 2.0 (as an external module or soldered in card) Intel PTT or AMD fTPM.
Then there is the list of compatible processors which has been the subject of user fury, as only 8000 series processors from Intel and 2000 series processors from AMD Ryzen will be “suitable”. , leaving in the lurch towards very powerful processors and a lot of performances to have none of the three commented parameters.
Until now, there was a trick in the Windows registry that has bypassed company restrictions, but it will definitely end in the final release, which Microsoft has confirmed. The reasons for the abandonment of all these processors and platforms are, to say the least, the subject of debate and mark a before and after.
A “mandatory” hardware change to install Windows 11?
Aria Carley cleared up all doubts in one fell swoop, so if there was any hope of a business turnaround, better forget about it and accept the reality:
So we talked about this new hardware floor on which devices are eligible and which are not. And we know it sucks that some might not be eligible for Windows 11. But the reason we do it is to keep devices more productive, to have a better experience, and most importantly, have better securitythan before so that they can remain protected in this new “workforce”.
Additionally, Group Policy (the aforementioned “hack” of the registry) will not allow you to bypass hardware selection for Windows 11. We will continue to prevent you from upgrading your PC to a supported state because we want to really make sure your devices stay compatible and safe.
Therefore, there is no hope that Microsoft will back down. If your hardware and components are not supported in the lists, if you have not TPM 2.0, Intel PTT or AMD fTPM in BIOS enabled, you won’t be able to install Windows 11 on your PC, that’s how clearly the company has it and the arguments don’t really seem strong enough to leave out millions of computers around the world. Is Microsoft Wrong? or is security based on TPM and its derivatives really so necessary?