Oh that Windows 11 processor list

The folks over at Microsoft made an update to the “Windows 11 supported Intel processors” list yesterday on Friday, August 27, 2021. 

Screenshot of the i7-7800X in the list

It now appears that my i7-7800X has now made the list of supported processors. 

Screenshot of my i7-7800X system information

However, that change has not made it all the way down into the preview just yet as I’m still getting this warning:

Windows insider program hardware warning

Based on the strong reactions to the Microsoft Windows 11 processor lists so far I’m guessing that this will keep garnering more news coverage. While I’m glad that buying a new motherboard, process, and memory will not be required on my part, the amount of hardware out in the wild that will never be able to move to Windows 11 is staggering.

Testing Windows 11 Pro out

Yesterday things were looking bleak for my #Windows11Release adventures, but the @windowsinsider program account saved the day. While the very scary “This PC can’t run Windows 11” warning came up on the next reboot it installed anyway. My Intel i7-7800X chip not withstanding…

To my complete surprise the Pro Tools application I use for recording guitar launched and was perfectly happy running on Windows 11 Pro right after the upgrade. I’m still getting used to the Taskbar being at the bottom center of the screen. I’m one of the few people that used it across the top. I no longer have the date and time in my peripheral vision. That is something that will probably take a little bit to get used to throughout the day. 

No Windows 11 for me…

It should have been a joyous day with the installation of the latest @windowsinsider preview 10.0.22000.51 of the #Windows11Release version on my primary computer. It was in a pending downlead state this morning at 05:37 when I started my day.

It turns out that “This PC Can’t run Windows 11” in the latest build format as “The PC must support TPM 2.0” and that is the end of my journey into the #Windows11Release party… thanks @windowsinsider for the ride over the last few years. I enjoyed the builds…

My @intel Core i7-7800X CPU is not on the supported processor list for the #Windows11Release preview from @windowsinsider. The idea of buying a motherboard, CPU, and RAM to actually be able to use the latest version of windows is disappointing… HT @backlon @verge #NotaTPMfan