When Microsoft first released it Insider forecast of Windows 11 earlier today, it made an already confusing situation even more difficult to analyze. As you may have noticed, you don’t need a specific CPU or a TPM 2.0 chip to install the preview. In a novel blog post, the company explained its reasons for doing so, and it is a desire on the part of Microsoft to have a better idea of which systems can handle Windows 11.
“By providing preview versions for the various systems in our Windows Insider Program, we will learn how Windows 11 will work on CPU models more fully, informing us of any adjustments we need to make to our minimum system requirements in the future,” he said. said the company.
Microsoft says its “confident” PCs with 8th-generation Intel and AMD Zen 2 processors will meet the standards of security, reliability, and compatibility it expects to implement with Windows 11. The company plans to pay close attention to those it tests. the OS on systems with 7th generation Intel and AMD Zen 1 CPUs to see if some of the models in those families meet their standards.
Microsoft has also temporarily stopped offering its PC Health Check. The software was at the center of a lot of confusion that came out of whether a specific computer could run Windows 11 or not. Acknowledging this fact, Microsoft said the app “was not fully prepared to share the level of detail or accuracy you would expect from us.” The company plans to fix the app’s flaws before releasing it later this year, ahead of the general availability of Windows 11 in the fall.
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