Microsoft warns that some Home windows 10 PCs might be broken when upgrading to Home windows 11
Windows 10 users have been put on the alert and warned that upgrading to the Windows 11 operating system on an unsupported computer could “damage” their device. Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Windows 11 update was released, bringing with it the biggest upgrade to Microsoft’s legendary operating system in years. The Windows 11 update adds a brand new start menu, a completely redesigned visual look that touches all UI elements, Microsoft Teams integration, a better update process and much more.
Anyone using a Windows 10 device is eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade, but whether you can run it is a whole different matter. When Windows 11 was first announced in June, there was some anger among users about the minimum specs – which were surprisingly high. At least one 8th Gen Intel processor
After the initial outrage from users, Microsoft announced over the summer that it would not prevent older PCs from upgrading to Windows 11. This is possible by downloading an ISO file instead of going through the Windows update menus built into the operating system. Older computers that have taken this route, however, may not receive security patches via the Windows update system in the future.
And now, after the release of Windows 11, Microsoft is warning that unsupported PCs attempting to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 could be “damaged”. As reported by Windows Latest, if you attempt to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you will need to sign an agreement recognizing the risks involved.
And the pop-up message to say hello to these Windows users warns of “Damage to your PC” due to possible compatibility issues.
The message reads, “This PC does not meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11 – these requirements will help ensure a more reliable, higher quality experience. Installing Windows 11 on this PC is not recommended and may cause incompatibility issues.
“If you continue with the installation of Windows 11, your PC will no longer be supported and will not be entitled to updates. Damage to your PC due to incompatibility is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. If you select Accept, you are confirming that you are accepting this Have read and understood the declaration. “
Fortunately, if your PC isn’t ready to run Windows 11, there are a number of inexpensive solutions out there.
Leading retailers like John Lewis, Argos, and Currys all have Windows 11-enabled laptops that are eligible for the huge upgrade.
And prices for these Windows 11-enabled laptops start at under £ 200.
While laptop maker Lenovo is currently saving hundreds of pounds for Windows 11 enabled laptops on its website.
Just because a laptop is listed as Windows 11 ready doesn’t mean the operating system is already installed. It may be eligible for the update later as Microsoft is gradually rolling out the operating system upgrade on Windows 10 computers.
However, you can purchase Surface devices with Windows 11 preinstalled in the Microsoft Store.
The cheapest option is the Surface Go 3 with prices starting at 369 euros. However, if you want something with a lot more oomph, you can opt for the specification-heavy Surface Pro 8, which starts at £ 999.