Microsoft accidentally released Windows 11 for unsupported PCs
Microsoft recently released the final version of its upcoming Windows 11 update (22H2) for Release Preview testers on Tuesday. But accidentally, the company made it available for PCs that are not compatible. Yes, a big little problem on Microsoft’s part.
And of course, Twitter and Reddit users (via Neowin) were the first to quickly spot the bug. Plus thousands of other Windows Insiders who can upgrade their Windows 10 machines on older CPUs. Microsoft has strict minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11, leaving millions of PCs behind, so this bug once again highlights the issue of the company’s update policy.
What does Windows 11 require Reason why there are many unsupported PCs
Windows 11 requires an 8th generation Intel Coffee Lake CPU or Zen 2 or later, with very few exceptions. It’s true that there are easy ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs, but Microsoft doesn’t even allow its Windows Insiders to officially install beta builds of the OS on unsupported PCs. That itself makes us see how unusual this erroneous version is.
Microsoft is already aware of the bug and says it is investigating. The company, via its official Windows Insider Twitter account, commented: “This is a bug and is being investigated by the appropriate team.” So pay attention to this: if you managed to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC and were expecting only preview updates for Windows 10, you should be able to roll back the update in the Windows 11 setup section.
We hope that Microsoft manages to correct its error very soon and you will not go through something similar again.