When Microsoft released the first Insider preview of Windows 11 earlier today, it made an already confusing situation even more difficult to analyze. As you may have noticed, you don’t need a specific processor or a TPM 2.0 chip to install the preview. In a new blog post, the company laid out its reasons for doing so, and it boils down to a desire on Microsoft’s part to get a better idea of what systems can run Windows 11.
“By providing preview versions to the various systems in our Windows Insider program, we will learn how Windows 11 works more comprehensively on processor models, informing any adjustments we should make to our minimum system requirements in the future.” , the company said.
Microsoft says its “confident” PCs equipped with 8th generation Intel and AMD Zen 2 processors will meet the security, reliability and compatibility standards it plans to set with Windows 11. The company plans to pay special attention to those. who test the operating system on systems with 7th Generation Intel and AMD Zen 1 processors to see if any of the models in these families meet its standards.
Microsoft has also temporarily stopped offering its PC Health Check. Software was at the center of much of the confusion over whether a specific computer could run Windows 11 or not. Recognizing this fact, Microsoft said the app “was not fully prepared to share the level of detail or precision that you expect from us.” The company plans to fix the app’s flaws before releasing it later this year, ahead of Windows 11’s general availability in the fall.
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