While Windows 11 has somewhat draconian hardware requirements, some of them still can be bypassed. You could still install the stable Windows 11 version on officially unsupported devices. However, the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 may change the game.
The German website dr Windows, with reference to one of its readers, reports that Windows 11 running on an unsupported PC can now longer receive the latest Beta build.
The Beta channel just received its first 22H2 build, build 22581, which is also available in the Dev channel. This allows Insiders to quickly switch between the channels. In the change log, the Redmond firm mentions global availability of the updated taskbar, minor cosmetic changes and several general improvements.
However, the change log doesn't include any note of the changed upgrade behavior. Now, if your device doesn't include TPM or fails to meet other hardware requirements, you won't get the latest build even in the Beta channel.
According to the source, the affected device was flawlessly receiving updates until now. So, if you are running Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, be ready to not get the 22H2 update.
Windows 11 version 22H2 will be a major release that will bring many improvements and new features to the OS. To name a few:
- Folders in the Start Menu
- A customizable layout for the Pinned Apps area in the Start Menu
- Drag-n-drop of files to the taskbar
- System tray improvements
- Integration of "Focus Assist" with "Notification Center"
- Windows Spotlight as desktop wallpaper
- Voice control
- "Live Subtitles"
- New taskbar interface for tablets
- Updated Task Manager
- Improved OneDrive and File Explorer integration
- Numerous UI improvements
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