Microsoft: users cannot receive new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build with non-compliant PCs
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will adjust its server-side strategy to close the channel switching function for devices that have already installed Windows 11 and unsupported devices.
In the prompt, Microsoft said that because the device does not support the minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11, users should use the media creation tool to return to Windows 10.
If users are unwilling to return to the old version, they may not be able to receive subsequent updates, but Microsoft did not specify at the time what it meant to be unable to receive updates.
Some netizens consulted on Twitter and got a reply from a Microsoft engineer. The Microsoft engineer said that in fact, the company’s policy in this regard has been stated in its blog in June.
Microsoft engineers explained that if users have installed Windows 11 on unsupported devices, they will not be able to receive updates from Microsoft in the future.
The update here mainly refers to the Windows 11 Dev&Beta version update, and Microsoft will not push updates to these users starting this week.
However, other updates such as Microsoft Defender definition updates, virus database updates, security updates for other aspects of the system, and non-security updates can be received continuously.
In other words, Microsoft is only willing to provide users with basic security updates and bug fixes. As for the new features released through the new version, users will not be able to get them.