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Is there any hope for getting Win11 on 3rd gen Intel?

While I just built a new PC to run Win11, I am wondering if there is any hope for Win11 on my old PC (XPS 8500/i7-3770/Radeon 7570 1GB) or if it's probably over. The new one is built on a new case, RAM (16GB), power supply (EVGA 500W) and SSD (Teamgroup 256GB) but a used MSI motherboard and a i5-9400f (same chip as the 9400 with bad onboard graphics) - the bulk storage will also be used as well (1TB Blue). Admittedly I did install a EVGA nVidia 560Ti but that's to survive the shortage and scalpers.

While this is setup and it's much faster I'd hate to retire my XPS before it's time especially with the endurance of the 3770 CPU since it put up such a good fight.

Normally I salvage prebuilts but they're becoming proprietary again :/. The main issue I have with them now is the power supplies and motherboards - it's hard to find anything recent without a nonstandard supply so yeah I built something.

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Hi @nick,

Looking at this link I’d say you’re out of luck, although you could always try this option though.

Your PC would need to meet two criteria for Win11 to work.

a). The motherboard would have to have TPM support (check BIOS) or the option to insert a TPM chip.

b). The CPU would have to support TPM as well, which according to the link states: Intel has confirmed Microsoft’s Windows 11 CPU requirements. “A broad range of Intel-based platforms are expected to support Windows 11: 8th Gen and newer Intel Core processors, as well as Intel Pentium processors and Intel Celeron processors from the ‘Apollo Lake’ generation and newer,” says an Intel spokesperson in a statement

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At this point it's kind of sad it ended this way but at least I was able to get parts to build a new system with Intel PTT in advance.


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