Windows 11 on Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Rez Huq, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. Rez Huq

    Rez Huq MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I do have TPM 2.0 and other requirement fulfilled but my processor is 6th Gen Intel Processor. I'm just wondering, if I will be ever able to update my laptop to Windows 11 officially?

    What are the alternative options available other than preview/developer/beta version!?! Security/malware issue is one reason I'm hoping stable version.

    Thanks in advance.

    - Average Joe
     
  2. MarvelX7

    MarvelX7 MDL Junior Member

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    Too early to upgrade now.
    wait for rtm release and other solutions will come.
     
  3. maxama123

    maxama123 MDL Senior Member

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    Hopefully Microsoft make the right decision and not be total arse holes about the sort of hardware I use in my rig.

    My hardware = nothing to do with Microsoft.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That goes the other way around too, windows 11 will be included with hardware that supports it.

    Don't get me wrong, none of my current hardware is officially supported by win 11, so when 10 discontinues in 3.5 year (current official msft publication), will need to apply the known fixes to be able to run 11.
     
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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Surely in 3.5 years you will change the hardware...
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    My current main PC's are both third gen intel i5 and i7 and an atom transformerbook laptablet (ancient), my dell latitude is fourth gen i7 and all other stuff is from the win vista/7 era, but next year i will go AMD Ryzen (or intel must release more interesting stuff)
     
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  7. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Senior Member

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    I'm really curious to understand where your obsession against "old" HW" came from.

    Are you trying to win the eWaster of the year prize? :p
     
  8. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I can see that i5 3320M Ivy Bridge out-performs this Skylake i3 6100U
     
  9. d5aqoëp

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    I have installed Windows 11 Preview build on Intel NUC having 4th Gen Dual Core i3-4010U 1.7 Ghz. It has TPM 2.0 which can be enabled from Bios. I did not receive any error while performing a fresh install. MS might ease off CPU requirements provided you have TPM 2.0 and this is MY speculation.
     
  10. nosirrahx

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    That is the big issue. Lets say you bought a top of the line i7-7700k system and use it for mid-range gaming and other normal tasks. Other than a new mid-rang GFX card every 2 or 3 years this system is still absolutely relevant today.

    ...but not compatible with Windows 11.


    Think about that. i7-7700k + 16GB of DDR3200 + 1TB 960 EVO + 2070 Super = peasant system, upgrade you pleb.
     
  11. TheUmart

    TheUmart MDL Novice

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    i'm already running it on haswell laptop without any tpm.no problems thus far.
     
  12. Rez Huq

    Rez Huq MDL Novice

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    But, these are unofficial and unstable. What are the official channels? or Alternative stable channels?
     
  13. moisespr123

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    I use a 3rd-gen Intel i7-3610QM as my media center PC. It works really well. Can't decode HEVC but with an external GPU it can. Why should I upgrade the hardware if it works as expected?

    Also, Windows Update installed Windows 11 without complaining about anything in it. It doesn't have a TPM module. I have other machines with newer hardware where Windows Update was just stuck with the "Fix Issues" message and saying the update could not be installed because of the lack of TPM. Clearly, old hardware can run Windows 11 fine and there's no need for Microsoft to be forcing us to get newer hardware if the old ones are working fine.

    I actually consider 3rd-gen Intel i7 and up to be great CPUs for almost anything. The bottleneck for me would be the integrated GPUs, but the CPU itself is very capable of handling every task (With the exception of AVX2 in the i7-3610QM).

    Now, don't get me wrong. My main desktop machine is a Ryzen 3950x, but my older hardware always gets repurposed to do other stuff (Media center, on-the-go laptops, etc). Also, points go to older hardware in upgradability, that some newer laptops lacks. Less wasted hardware shall the RAM or HDD/SSD go bad on those.
     
  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Then do not upgrade OS on old hardware, nobody forces you, right?
     
  15. acer-5100

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    #15 acer-5100, Jul 11, 2021
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    Maybe people, want to install W11 or whatever to stay current and to be able to fix other's machines even if aren't interested in using the thing personally.

    Maybe people realized that we are not anymore in 1995 when a machine good for w3.11 became unusable with w95 and that the real OS requirements aren't that different than the ones of Vista?

    Maybe people are just curious to test it w/o having to throw away a perfectly working machine just to please MS (and you)?

    Maybe people are becoming more environmentally conscious and don't like to increase the eWaste just because an artificial barrier?

    Maybe people are just poor and are forced to use whatever they have already in house?
     
  16. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    For all the maybe above, do not upgrade OS, stay with old hardware on whatever OS you are. Simple. Do not complain about W11 requirements
     
  17. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Senior Member

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    I think you haven't read/understood at least half of those "maybe"

    Whatever... if humanity had applied your logic on other things, we were all living on trees, eating bananas.;)
     
  18. maxama123

    maxama123 MDL Senior Member

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    I've seen a few of those people, I swear lol Don't panic, with every windows there has always been ways of getting around things. Win11 is no different.
     
  19. Rez Huq

    Rez Huq MDL Novice

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