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I hope windows 11 is better than the app to verify the compatibility, it keeps the reason why my pc is not compatible for itself.
The TPM thing is meant to scare ignorant into buying a new computer. A custom Windows builder noted that after disabling TPM in BIOS, the dev build of w11 ran perfectly fine still. The checks for TPM and Secure Boot are done on installation of Windows, but can be bypassed with a custom installer, and w11 will install and run fine.
Ryzen 2000 CPUs are in that list of supported AMD CPUs you provided bud, so it looks like Ryzen 2nd gen and up are on MS officially (for the time being) supported AMD CPUs list.The list of Windows 11 supported CPU's are Intel 8 gen and up, AMD 3rd gen Ryzen and up.
My 1st gen Ryzen build is sadly not on that list even though it meet all the requirements with UEFI Secure boot and TPM 2.0 enabled.
Microsoft's PC Health Check app does not help atm
What PC platform are you running bud? Intel 8th gen or newer? Or Ryzen 2nd gen or newer? Or is your platform older than both of those?The problem is MS Health Check only works in Windows 10, Not other versions...! Is there a utility tool to check to see which version of TPM you have on your machine? I used Aida64 but could not find anything...!
Thanks for the tip.... I used tpm.msc command and my specs version is 1.2 manufactured by ATML (v37.19)... I still may be able to update my Windows 10 OS which is residing on a separate partition to Windows 11. My daily OS is Windows 8.1 Pro...!You can bring up the run command bud, by pushing "windows key+r", then type in "tpm.msc". That will bring up the "Trusted Platform Module" management panel. That will tell you what TPM version you have, but only if it is activated.
But if you have a TPM module (hardware or firmware), but it is not enabled in the BIOS, then I think it will just report you don't have one (because it isn't enabled). But I could be wrong about this one, I cant quite remember exactly, I am getting old. So it might still tell you if you have one, even if it is disabled, which means you just need to enable it in the BIOS.
But if you dont see it there all, then you will need to go in the BIOS and double check there to see if you have TPM.
My two "newest" Gigabyte mobos both have UEFI Bios. One is Z77, the other Z170.. The Z170 made it soooo very easy to install Windows 7, due to the USB 3.0 drivers built into it.IMO, The UEFI bios requirement will kill the possibility of Windohs 11 on a large number of PCs. I guess M$ must have an agreement with hardware manufacturers.
You mean MS downloadable W11 compatibility checker tool? Yip, it wasn't great, and MS even pulled their tool because of its issues, but there are other free 3rd party tools you can get now to check, but I haven't tried those as of yet. I stick to TPM.MSC to check if a PC has TPM, and if so, what version. But the majority of average users wont know about it, understandably.I have a X570 MoBo and Ryzen 3 processor, but I installed my copy of Win10 before I upgraded my PC on much older hardware.
When I run the tool, it declares my PC is "6 years old" and "will not run Win11."
Not a particularly intelligent bit of software MS. SMH.