Windows 11 doesn’t support many older processors, but there are ways to bypass Microsoft’s restrictions and continue to install the system. Microsoft recently upgraded more than 190,000 devices within the company to Windows 11, and Microsoft mentioned that there are many internal devices that do not meet the requirements.
Of course, Microsoft will not choose to change the registry to bypass these incompatible devices. Microsoft will gradually retire these old devices and then purchase new ones to complete the upgrade. Interestingly, the program manager of the Microsoft engineering team is also using an incompatible processor, indicating that this is also a registry upgrade to Windows 11.
In the Windows Insider podcast about the development of Windows 11, sharp-eyed netizens noticed the processors used by Microsoft’s program managers. Microsoft program manager Claton Hendricks is responsible for the task manager and other system features development, the goal is to help users improve system health. He uses an Intel Core i7-7660U CPU, which is not on the compatibility list and cannot be directly installed with Windows 11.
At the same time, the camera in the lower right corner can also see the prompt that the hardware requirements are not met on the desktop. Of course, based on the actual use experience, whether the processor is compatible does not affect the normal use of Windows 11, so there is no problem in changing the registry to upgrade.