Microsoft Threatens to Hold Back Windows 11 Updates on Old CPUs
At the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft reported that this new Operating system will not abandon millions of PCs. The company announced earlier that it has no plans of blocking people from installing Windows 11 on old CPUs, as long as they are manually downloading and installing ISO files. But now, Windows is reportedly threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates on old CPUs, potentially even security and driver updates, if that route is taken.
Windows 11 will now officially support Intel Core X-series, Xeon W-series, and the Intel Core 7820 HQ. Microsoft also mentioned the minimum system requirement in a statement and says that,
” We have concluded that the compatible 64-bit processors selected, 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage, UEFI secure boot, graphics requirements, and TPM 2.0 are the right minimum system requirements to deliver on the principles we established to best support you.”
It is hard to imagine that Microsoft will not release critical patches and updates when it was seen in the past that the company extended support and offered occasional free patches even for the operating system it has shelved for good.