Major hardware manufacturers including Asus, Gigabyte and MSI have published a list of hardware that will be compatible with Windows 11. The list includes pre-built systems as well as motherboards that will support Windows 11 at launch.
Last month, Microsoft officially announced the Windows 11 operating system. Along with a visual overhaul, Windows 11 also increased the minimum system requirements and also made it mandatory for systems to support TPM as well as Secure Boot. Apart from that, Microsoft has also published a list of CPUs that will support Windows 11 at launch.
Currently, Microsoft is trying to clear the air and other manufacturers are now helping out by publishing a list of hardware that will support Windows 11. To start off, Asus has published two lists- one for their pre-builts, laptops, AiO and the other for their motherboards. Apart from that, the company has also published a handy guide on how to enable TPM on Asus motherboards. Essentially, all the recent motherboards as well as laptops support TPM and will support Windows 11 as well.
Gigabyte, on the other hand, has confirmed that all the motherboards including AMD TRX40, 300, Intel X299, C621, C232, C236 and more are TPM 2.0 ready and will pass Windows's verification check. Unfortunately, the company has not published a list of laptops and desktop that will support Windows 11.
AsRock has published two different forum posts confirming support for Intel as well as AMD motherboards. Biostar, on the other hand, has shared a list of motherboards that are TPM ready and will support Windows 11 at launch.
Lastly, MSI has given a list of desktops as well as AiOs that will support Windows 11 at launch. The company has also published a separate post on Reddit confirming the list of motherboards that officially support Windows 11. Do note that MSI labels TPM as "Security Device Support" in the BIOS so you will need to enable that in order for TPM to work. Unfortunately, there is no mention about MSI laptops.
For more information on the topic, you can check out our article on minimum system requirements as well as the list of CPUs that support Windows 11. Apart from the general requirements, Microsoft has also listed out specific feature requirements for Windows 11 including webcams, Bluetooth and Precision Touchpad on all upcoming laptops. Last month, Microsoft also updated the PC Health Check app to show why a device is not ineligible to receive the Windows 11 update. However, the company will allow some manufacturers to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement and it is also allowing Windows Insiders with unsupported hardware to test Windows 11 Insider Builds. According to a tweet from Windows's Twitter account, Microsoft is planning to roll out Windows 11 to eligible Windows 10 users in 2022.
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