Is Windows 11 still getting updates on unsupported devices? If you plan to bypass the restrictions and install it anyway on your old laptop, you will need to know if you can update it OK. Read this article to find out if you can update Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.
What is Windows 11?
Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system. The main things about Windows 11 are the visual candy, the improved performance and the requirement for TPM 2.0 for Windows to work properly. Without TPM 2.0, Windows will not install. At least not in the legit way.
Can I bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement
Sure enough, there is a script on GitHub to patch the installer. The USB maker tool Rufus also contains an option to bypass Microsoft’s restrictions.
Should I upgrade?
As always, keeping your software up to date is the best policy.
If you don’t update your Windows, you become vulnerable to security threats and viruses. Check out this article about What happens if you don’t remove a virus from your computer? to learn more about the damage a virus can cause to you.
Is Windows 11 still getting updates on unsupported devices?
I installed Windows 11 on an unsupported PC. So far so good. Windows 11 updates itself just fine, without any error messages or problems. I see that other brave users also report across the web that their Windows 11 installations update just fine on their old, unsupported computers.
Will Microsoft break compatibility?
They certainly threatened to do so. If it ever happens, we will have no choice but to switch to Linux. For a list of more private Linux distributions, check out this article What is a more private alternative to Windows 10?
What is your experience with Windows 11? Is your device supported? Does it update OK? Let us know in the comments. If you like this article, share it!