Windows 11 is free, but your CPU might not be officially supported — The Verge

Windows 11 will only officially support 8th Gen and newer Intel Core processors, alongside Apollo Lake and newer Pentium and Celeron processors.

That potentially rules out millions of existing Windows 10 devices from upgrading to Windows 11 with full support, and even devices like Microsoft’s own Surface Studio 2 which the company is still selling right now for $3,499.

Pretty sure the CPU in my desktop is not supported considering I bought the machine 7+ years ago.

I’d be pretty pissed though if I had spent $3,500 on a Surface only to find out it won’t be capable of running 11.

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