Microsoft announced recently that it would allow people on unsupported PCs to install Windows 11. However, such users may first have to agree to a formal pact that their PCs may not receive updates.
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Intel has released a new driver version 21.10.03.11 for its EOL Kaby Lake G CPUs with RX Vega M graphics. But the software isn't for Windows 11 although it still brings many features and changes.
Microsoft claims that it has plenty of changes under the hood in upcoming Windows 11. It has explained how the next-gen OS has been developed to get the best out of available hardware resources.
Riot Games' Valorant now requires TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot to run. That's because the game's Vanguard anti-cheat engine now carries these requirements on Windows 11 to ensure secured systems.
Intel seems to be working on a new driver for its discontinued Kaby Lake G-based products and it could be arriving with Windows 11. The driver might possibly be adding support for the next-gen OS.
Microsoft will not be providing any updates for users who install Windows 11 on unsupported systems. This apparently also includes security updates which often patch dangerous vulnerabilities.
Unfortunately, Microsoft is staying firm with minimum system requirements for Windows 11 but has left a loophole for enthusiasts who might want to upgrade their unsupported hardware to Windows 11.
After testing things for a bit, Microsoft has finally updated its list of supported CPUs for Windows 11 with select 7th-gen Intel processors. The new list includes Surface Studio 2's chip as well.
Asus has begun rolling out Windows 11-compatible firmware on some of its LGA1151-based Z270 motherboard models. The new firmware enables TPM 2.0 support on all such compatible models by default.
Asus has begun rolling out Windows 11-compatible BIOS for several of its motherboard models both for AMD and Intel platforms. The firm has posted a detailed list of motherboards that are compatible.
We found evidence earlier from Intel's driver notes that Microsoft may be releasing Windows 11 in October of this year. Today, we have more of such, and this time it comes from Microsoft itself.
Nvidia has launched today its newest GeForce Game Ready driver in the form of the 471.41 WHQL-certified display driver. The new software adds support for DLSS in RDR 2, Chernobylite, and more.
A new roadmap for Intel's Alder Lake platform has leaked today, which suggests that there might be delays involved in its arrival. There's also a ton of new information on Alder Lake mobile parts.
Intel has released its new display driver version 22.214.171.12484. The major highlight of this release is the support for Windows 11 on all compatible hardware. There is also F1 2021 support, and more.
For running Windows 11, Microsoft says TPM 2.0 support is necessary due to security reasons. However, in its document, the firm says this criterion, with prior approval, is relaxed for "special" PCs.
Microsoft detailed the changes for IT admins with Windows 11 and revealed that it will move to an annual update cadence. There are changes to consumer and enterprise support timelines as well.