A simple method to upgrade Windows 10 to 11 on Unsupported hardware if you want to give it a try.

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hermano

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Just be aware:

"Installing Windows 11 media on a PC that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements is not recommended and may result in compatibility issues. If you proceed with installing Windows 11 on a PC that does not meet the requirements, that PC will no longer be supported and won't be entitled to receive updates. "

 
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Dave Brown

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I wonder if there's an upgrade path for my old 486DX50 running Win2000...... 😂

 
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Just be aware:

"Installing Windows 11 media on a PC that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements is not recommended and may result in compatibility issues. If you proceed with installing Windows 11 on a PC that does not meet the requirements, that PC will no longer be supported and won't be entitled to receive updates. "
If you use the above ISO method and remove the dll file then Windows 11 will not be able to see that your PC does not meet the standard. As you PC is old Microsoft do not offer any support for your PC with 10 let alone 11 . Anything goes wrong and you will get the standard advice do a new clean install of Windows .

So far Windows Update has worked fine for me and has updated twice now since install . Just checked it now and it has added another update which is downloading as I am typing .

 
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I have concluded Windows 11 continues the 'fine' tradition of $MSFT releases:

XP good (eventually)

Vista crap

W7 good

W8 crap

W10 good

W11 crap

[The 'somewhat luddite' Rabski is thus seen to be right at least 50% of the time ;-)  ]

To qualify as crap you have to achieve at least one, but preferably more, of:

- obsolete a large proportion of the installed base (even though your stated corporate aim is to have the same version running everywhere and a good chunk pf said base is your own new hardware)

- introduce a reduced functionality UI start, resembling OSX

- promote revenue-earning crapware centre-stage

- fail to deliver the most popular enhancements requested by the customer contact programme e.g. tabbed Explorer, ReFS, ... 

- fail to deliver the pre-release features claimed as worthwhile enhancements at launch e.g. Android subsystem, existing app enhancements, ...

The BS reasoning for the necessity of incompatibilities - security - means that it is inadvisable to upgrade a non-confirming device, since $MSFT will unilaterally and arbitrarily halt the delivery of future security updates via Windows Update at some time that suits them. A customer-focussed company would have engineered the product with a simple opt in or out switch, just as one can choose whether a user account has admin. privileges or not for example. This is a pure marketing release aimed to monetise the failed Windows 10X deployment and stimulate the PC market for XMAS.

There is one Windows version I believe would be of interest to hi-fi enthusiasts, Windows 11 on Arm, for then we might be able to install the OS on a Pi SBC.

Hopefully Windows 12 will be with us in 2025, when W10 support expires!

Did I mention yet that I don't like 11?

 

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I've gone to Windows 11 on a newish laptop which I use for non critical stuff and so far so good, I won't be in a rush to upgrade my main desktop though. I have another older laptop which I will try to upgrade using this info when I get a chance.

 

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If your going to do all this;

Step 1. Clone the computers HD*

Step 2. Remove original disc and replace with clone

Step three. Deep breath...go

*I recommend EZ gig