Microsoft kicks unsupported computers out of Windows 11 Insider Program

As promised in June 2021, Microsoft kicks older computers of the Windows 11 Insider Program. In June 2021, when Microsoft introduced the first build of Windows 11, the company also announced minimum hardware requirements. Back then, Microsoft said it is willing to give unsupported computers a chance to run Windows 11 to evaluate data and, if needed, make changes in hardware requirements. After months of testing and several builds, Microsoft slightly tweaked those requirements, adding Core-X and Xeon-W CPU families and a sole Intel Core i7-7820HQ to the list of supported CPUs. Now, things has changed.

Windows 11 Change Start Menu Color

Here are the methods you can use to change the Start menu color in Windows 11. Although Microsoft significantly redesigned the taskbar and Start menu in Windows 11, it left many personalization options to customize your experience and personalize Windows. One of those options is the ability to change the Start menu color that also changes the taskbar color.

How to check whether a PC you want to buy is Windows 11-compatible?

New computers with Windows 11 out of the box are coming soon this fall once Microsoft releases the new operating system to manufacturers. Still, many people need a tablet, laptop, or desktop right now, and they want to make sure the computer will get Windows 11. If you are looking for a Windows PC and wonder whether a particular model will get a free upgrade to Windows 10, this article is here to help you.

Windows Update now shows whether your PC is compatible with Windows 11

A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced some changes in Windows 11 minimum hardware requirements. The company added several older CPUs to the list of supported processors and released an updated PC Health Checkup tool to test Windows 11 compatibility with better explanations of test results. It appears that the PC Health Checkup tool is not the only way to ensure your laptop, tablet, or desktop PC can or cannot run Windows 11. Microsoft will soon add a compatibility notification directly to Windows Update.

Microsoft now lets you install Windows 11 on any Windows 10-compatible PC

Alongside a new preview build of Windows 11, Microsoft announced a significant update to Windows 11 minimum hardware requirements. The company has been blocking old Windows 10 PCs from downloading preview Windows 11 builds, allowing the new system to run only on devices with Intel 8th / AMD Ryzen 2nd gen CPUs and up. Following users' discontent with hardware requirements and evaluating data from early testers, Microsoft decided to backtrack some of the compatibility rules. Now, any Windows 10-compatible PC can run Windows 11 without significant limitations.

ASUS BIOS updates add Windows 11 support to officially unsupported hardware

Microsoft is yet to announce the official release date for Windows 11, but developers are already shipping public versions of their apps and drivers with Windows 11 support. IntelNVIDIA, and AMD have already released Windows 11-optimized GPU drivers (Intel has also shipped Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers), and now motherboard manufacturers ship new "Windows 11-ready" firmware.