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Any Windows/PC geeks out there?

#1 User is offline   pescetom 

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Posted Yesterday, 14:36

Way OT from bridge, but today Microsoft broke the news to me that Windows 10 support will cease in October 2025 and that my PC (purchased with the bizarre but fast and sorely missed Windows 8.1 ten years ago) is deemed incompatible with Windows 11.
I ran their "PC Health Check App" which solemnly warned that TPM 2.0 must be supported and enabled (not looked into that yet) and sentenced that my i5-33174 CPU @ 1.70 GHz is "not supported for Windows 11".
The requirements link provided alongside said "> 1 GHz and at least 2 cores", which my CPU fully meets.
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Posted Yesterday, 16:00

The i5-3317u is a 3rd generation i series Intel CPU (first number after i5 is the generation). You have to have at least an 8th gen CPU to be Windows 11 compatible according to Microsoft. Intel is currently at the 14th gen CPU. You have lots of company, the CPU on my desktop is a 5th gen, and so is my laptop.

TPM 2.0 is related to the motherboard and most motherboards had this by mid 2016 or thereabouts. You can't just replace the CPU because newer CPU's only run on newer motherboards, may be backwards compatible for a gen or two or three. Some laptops have CPUs that are soldered into place, and that takes a specialist to change CPUs.

If your motherboard did have TPM 2.0, you might be able to just replace the CPU to an 8th gen CPU if you could find one, and if it is compatible with your motherboard which may or may not be the case.
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Posted Yesterday, 19:18

View Postjohnu, on 2024-May-25, 16:00, said:

You have lots of company, the CPU on my desktop is a 5th gen, and so is my laptop.

This is probably the key part. October 2025 is still a while away, and there may well be sufficient outrage that the date will get pushed back further.
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