Why millions of devices do not support Windows 11


Millions of users around the world are waiting for the official release of Windows 11. The completely new version of the system that Microsoft announced a short time ago, although Windows 10 was supposed to be the last.

Windows 11 system includes dozens of distinguishing features. Including small and fast updates in the background, improved performance, and game support. And most importantly, fully support Android applications without the need for emulators or external programs.

And the requirements to run the new system are not fundamentally different from Windows 10. However, millions of devices around the world will not support the operation of the new system despite its relative newness. The direct reason for not supporting the system on all devices is that the system requires a certain performance from the processor. Along with special specifications that allow providing a high level of security And according to what we know, the system will not work on Intel processors of the seventh generation or earlier, and Ryzen 1000 processors or earlier from AMD!

On the other hand, other than processors, the system also needs a TPM 2.0 chip in order to function. This chip is supposed to be connected to the motherboard, but many devices do not support it in advance and need modification to add it, and some devices may not allow it to be added at all.

And Intel's 7th generation Ryzen 1000 processors, despite their age, are able to support this chip. Windows 11 won't support it though. And the situation appeared to users around the world that Microsoft would like to “deprive” them of benefiting from the new system.

An interview was conducted with a senior Microsoft employee. He confirmed that the system needs to activate a hardware simulation technology known as Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) in addition to another technology called Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI).

These technologies must be enabled in the presence of the aforementioned TPM chip, in order to provide excellent security and protection in Windows 11. These technologies will also increase the functionality of Windows Hello, the face/iris login technology found in leading laptops Some devices are above average.

Is the goal to sell more computers

Some have thought that the main goal of these changes is to sell more computers. That is, targeting owners of relatively old devices and pushing them to buy new computers to take advantage of Windows 11. But Microsoft has completely denied this and stated that the goal is protection and security performance, not to increase sales.

According to official statements, Microsoft confirms that Windows 11, thanks to these security updates, which rely on the TPM chip and others, will be able to repel hacker attacks better and more effectively.

There is no doubt that a large number of users have wondered whether the old hardware was really unable to provide these features or not. And here it was confirmed in the same interview. As the Intel processors of the eighth generation and newer. AMD's Ryzen Zen 2 and newer as well as the 7th and 8th generation with Qualcomm processors all include the perfect and sufficient hardware to deliver excellent performance in terms of security, reliability, and performance. Unlike the older generations.

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