You’ll be able to run Windows 11 on older PCs—if you install the update manually

Windows 11

Microsoft officially announced some small additions to Windows 11’s official CPU support list today. Along with additional details about the operating system’s security requirements.

People running Windows 10 on unsupported systems won’t be offered Windows 11 through Windows Update. But you’ll still be able to update if you download an ISO file and perform an upgrade or a clean install manually.

This will be a particular boon to PCs right on the border of Windows 11’s system requirements. Like those running 6th or 7th-generation Intel Core CPUs or first-generation AMD Ryzen processors.

The current Insider Preview versions of the Windows 11 ISOs. Will halt if your system is missing either Secure Boot or a TPM. You can get around this limitation with a couple of quick Windows Registry hacks.