Microsoft notifies users who install Windows 11 on unsupported devices should back to Windows 10
Microsoft has made up its mind to change the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11. Devices that do not meet the minimum hardware requirements will not be able to upgrade to Windows 11.
In the early stage, after Windows 11 Insider Preview was released, some users found that even if the device fails the hardware requirements, the preview version can be upgraded. This is actually Microsoft’s policy during Windows 11 Insider Preview.
That is, devices that do not meet the requirements can also install the Windows 11 preview version, but at that time Microsoft also clearly mentioned that these devices will not be supported after the official version is released.
Today, Microsoft has announced that the official version of Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. At the same time, Microsoft has begun to prompt and guide users to return to the Windows 10 system.
Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11. Your device is not eligible to join the Windows Insider Program on Windows 11. Please install Windows 10 to participate in the Windows Insider Program in the Release Preview Channel.
After testing, I found that when Windows 11 is installed on a device that does not meet the hardware requirements, the channel switching option has disappeared and no adjustments can be made.
Perhaps Microsoft hopes to use this method to urge users to quickly return to Windows 10, after all, Microsoft will not provide users with these updates after the official version is released.