Windows 11 requirement update was announced via an official blog post from Microsoft just after Windows Insider testing and exploring options with OEMs. But fans should still be aware other prerequisites still remains the same.
Recall Microsoft announced the key minimum requirements for running Windows 11, this includes 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 64-bit processor compatibility, UEFI secure boot, and TPM 2.0.
This requirement meant older CPUs such as the 2017 models were not supported to run Windows 11, so users needed to upgrade their CPUs. But now Microsoft has updated its minimum system requirements to support older Intel CPUs.
The compatible CPU list added after Microsoft testing with Windows Insiders and OEMs includes Intel Core X-series and Xeon W-series. The Intel Core 7820HQ CPUs also got added to the list recently, but only selected devices running this CPU that got shipped with modern drivers are compatible.
As for the AMD CPUs, there are no new modifications, though Microsoft says it already analyzed AMD Zen processors in partnership with AMD.