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You are running the beta. The full public release wont work on our machines.
This specification details the Intel processors that can be used with Windows 11 customer systems that include Windows products, including custom images.docs.microsoft.com
Yes, the MSI support site would be a good place to start, https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/TPM-20-ModuleI wouldn't even know where to look for that. I've got an MSI Gaming X (iirc) mobo ... is there some spec website that I can plug a model number into, or must I look at the board for something?
Ok, so based on what I've found, and I might be entirely wrong, it seems my mobo doesn't support that at allllll.
So you get new stuff, what's unlucky about that?Ok, so based on what I've found, and I might be entirely wrong, it seems my mobo doesn't support that at allllll.
This is my mobo specs: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170A-GAMING-PRO/Specification
That shows I have this chipset (which is listed as a Intel '100 series' chipset lol): https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/90591/intel-z170-chipset.html
From the page you shared it is meant to be an Intel '300 series' or '400 series' to support that plug-in TPM 2.0 module ... so I think that means I am outta luck, bub.
Dunno, Windows 10 seems fine, and it will be end of life ~ October 2025, your hardware will be 10 years old by that point, nothing forcing W11 till then.Well this is going to be old news to all the Windows 11 beta-testers, but I was today years old when I discovered this:
Why is Microsoft demanding you have TPM 2.0 for Windows 11, and what the hell is it anyway?www.pcgamer.com
I found it out the hard way: I decided I wanted to experience the Windows 11 goodness so I joined the insiders programme ... and Windows broke the news right there that my computer wasn't compatible with Windows 11.
Huh? I skimmed the Windows 11 specs ... CPU (i7) should be ok. RAM (16 GB) yes? SSD with 100GB free ... ok. What else? Turns out I had to use this app to tell me: https://www.whynotwin11.com/
My PC is a bit long in the tooth (I'd say I got it around 2015), and that's my downfall. Windows 11 needs TPM 2.0, which is something introduced onto motherboards since 2016. Nice.
I don't recall EVER needing a hardware upgrade for a new version of Windows before, but apparently that's a thing next year for most of us. Start saving if you want it.