Because HDR doesn't work in Windows 10. I've had too many circumstances where either:If you've ever tried HDR in win 10 then you know the auto HDR is a key feature.
Day one everyone was scrambling to find tpm checks and questioning MS past practices, previewing game perf on a first beta already months old, good vs bad OS's etc etc etc.I can agree, as long as there's good reason to up the hardware requirements, or if new features that actually improve the experience (not eyecandy) would make the software run too slowly on older hardware.
I.e., no one complained when Microsoft dropped support for 286 CPUs when they released Windows 3.1. It was necessary for the new improved memory management. Same when Microsoft dropped support for 486 CPUs on Windows XP. Some people complained about the beefed up hardware requirements of Windows Vista, but they were necessary for the new kernel, revamped UI and plethora of new revamped features (unlike most I've always liked Vista).
However, Microsoft hasn't given any good excuse to drop support for hardware that's obviously more than capable of running W11 very well, and I doubt they ever will. I can't comprehend why someone would ever defend such a practice, unless you're receiving something in return to defend it.
I don't see anyone scaring people for no reason, what I see is encouraging people to actually get the facts. W11 wasn't even supposed to exist. After MS has claimed for years that W10 would be the last version of Windows and it would last forever, shows you can't trust a single statement that comes from them.
And the W10 start menu is and has always been terrible. It's nothing more than the much maligned W8 start screen in a vertical list format. Baffles me how so very few people realize this.
Day one everyone was scrambling to find tpm checks and questioning MS past practices, previewing game perf on a first beta already months old, good vs bad OS's etc etc etc.
And then your reply starting way back to 286's and Windows 3.1, and laughable predictions. I fail to understand the importance of making a poor 50/50 prediction when no one cares if you are right or not. It's very unproductive.
There are far more productive things to do than being upset with a company over past dealings when 95% of consumers are gonna get it regardless.
In other words, you have no arguments to refute my reply. Got it.
From what I have read it should but even at that your motherboard will have a TPM header. I still have a lot of old parts stored away, for some reason, but I dug up an i7 920 on a ASUS P6T Deluxe 1366 board that has a TPM header. That thing is from 2009-10.**** I think my CPU has virtual TPM, just need to enable it in BIOS. May require an update which I am DREADING. Last one didn't go well...