So finally Windows 11 is here and many users have taken benefit of the free upgrade to Windows 11 and they are quite happy with the latest version. But there are some users who are struggling a lot to upgrade their PC to the Windows 11. Recently several users have reported that whenever they try to upgrade their Windows to the latest version, they get prompted with an error stating” This Processor isn’t supported for this version of Windows 11”
Well if you are also trying hard to upgrade your PC but continuously getting this annoying error, don’t worry we are here to resolve your issue. Keep scrolling the article till the end.
Before proceeding with the solution we would like to discuss few potential reasons which act as a barrier while upgrading your PC. The user needs to understand that there are some requirements for upgrading the PC to the latest version. A user can even upgrade their Windows 7 if their PC meets all the hardware compatibility requirements. And the major reason why PC fails to get upgraded is an incompatible CPU.
But the question is how to know if our PC fulfill all the requirements to upgrade to the latest version. To do the same you need to run PC Health Check Tool. This tool will scan your PC thoroughly and give you the specific reasons your machine is not compatible with Windows 11.
Step 1: First of all launch the tool and select Check Now button to start the menu. Once it’s done you will get the message your system does not meet the minimum hardware requirements but you will be listed the top reasons for the same. And among all the reasons, one reason will be “The processor isn’t currently supported for Windows 11.”
Note: You must have at least 4 GB of RAM available or you won’t be able to install Windows 11 on your PC.
How to Upgrade to Windows 11 on an unsupported processor?
Well it is not impossible to upgrade your PC to Windows 11 if you have a unsupported processor, all you need to do is follow the suggested guidelines to proceed:
Download the Windows 11 ISO File
First of all you need to download Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft’s website. Keep in mind that this installation is for computers with a 64-bit processor only. And also note that if you are upgrading to a fully licensed Windows 10 PC, you won’t have to worry about any activation troubles with Windows 11.
Step 1: Navigate to Microsoft’s web page to download Windows 11> then scroll down to Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) section, select Windows 11 from the dropdown and select the Download button.
Step 2: Another section to select the language will appear under this, select you language and choose the confirm button
Step 3: Lastly you will see the 64-bit download button appear. Now select this to download the Windows 11 ISO File to your hard drive.
Make Registry Tweak to Install Windows 11
Here you need to add Registry Entry to install Windows 11 on an incompatible system. To proceed follow the below mention instructions:
Step 1: First of all select Start Menu and type in regedit and choose Registry Editor> once the editor opens, go to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup
Step 2: After that right-click the MoSetup folder, and select New> DWORD (32-bit) Value> now name this value AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU> double-click that new value and enter 1 into the Value data field. Lastly select OK once done.
Install Windows 11 using ISO File
Once you have downloaded the ISO File completely on your PC follow the below mention steps:
Step 1: Firstly Right-click ISO file and select Mount> this will Mount a new drive in File Explorer. And then select that drive and double-click the setup.exe file
Step 2: This will launch the Windows 11 installer wizard. On the first screen, select Next to continue> scroll down through the notices and license terms and select Apps
Step 3: Now the wizard will begin checking for the latest updates. Note that it will take some time
Step 4: You will see a warning message that your PC doesn’t meet the minimum requirements since you are already aware of this, select Accept
Step 5: The Wizard may cycle through checking for updates again. Lastly you will see the Ready to Install screen, you need to select Install to continue
The last stage of the Windows 11 upgrade is lot of waiting. Lastly the screen will switch to full screen and the Windows 11 will display a percentage completed. Well this installation process may take several hours, so kindly leave your PC turned on & plugged in to have power throughout the entire process.
Once the process gets finished your PC will restarts and you will see Windows 11 login screen, all you need to do is just type in Microsoft Account Credentials you always use to log in to Windows 11 and the new desktop will appear.
Well that’s folks! We assume you liked the blog and you managed to upgrade your PC even after an incompatible processor.
Thanks for Reading.