Microsoft Is Reportedly Updating Unsupported Windows 11 PCs

A change of heart or technical glitch?

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Windows 11 Update On unsupported PC

Just a few days back, Microsoft released a video justifying why it kicked out so many old CPUs from Windows 11 supported hardware list. Also, the company previously released strict system requirements and warned that unsupported PCs running Windows 11 won’t get any cumulative or other updates after the stable version rolls out.

Turns out, that’s not the case everyone was expecting. At least, not in the case of the folks at the Italian blog HTNovo who were able to receive the latest Windows 11 cumulative update, including bug fixes for .NET Framework 4.8 and 3.5.

To install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you need to do a clean install of the OS using a bootable USB drive.

The publication shared the screenshot of the Windows Update screen to support its claims. However, Fossbytes hasn’t been able to test the said development on its machines yet. Still, Microsoft has had a history of putting doors and creating holes in them.

When Windows 10 was released, Microsoft initially said it would offer the free upgrade for just one year. But the offer is still known to work even in recent times.

As we try to dig in, a Microsoft support page reads that the company doesn’t guarantee any software updates for unsupported PCs. This means the perks may or may not stop after a while.

It’s quite obvious that no matter whatever the claims are the company wouldn’t be in the mood to lose so many active users.

Let’s wait to see if the updates are being delivered due to some technical glitch or the company has had a change of heart.

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]

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