What you need to know
- ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI recently shared lists of devices that will work with Windows 11.
- Hundreds of models of ASUS PCs will be able to upgrade to the new operating system later this year.
- Gigabyte, ASUS, and MSI also clarify which motherboards will support the new OS.
With Windows 11 on the way, many people want to know if their PC will be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Controversial minimum requirements for Windows 11 and a confusing PC Health Check app that has since been pulled didn't clear up confusion for PC owners. To help clear things up, manufacturers are sharing lists of devices that will get Windows 11 later this year and into 2022. Dell, HP, and Acer shared lists last month, and now ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI have done the same (via Neowin).
ASUS has an extensive list of devices (opens in new tab) that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. It contains hundreds of PCs, so we won't list them all here. Devices from ASUS' Zenbook, Zenbook Flip, Zephyrus, ASUS TUF, ROG Strix, Zen AiO, and ExpertBook lines will all be able to upgrade to the new operating system. Several other types of PCs will also be able to upgrade.
ASUS also has a separate list of motherboards (opens in new tab) that will support Windows 11.
Gigabyte explains in a press release that several of its motherboards will work with Windows 11. Motherboards have caused quite a bit of confusion due to the TPM 2.0 requirement of Windows 11. Gigabyte addresses this concern (emphasis added):
MSI shared a list of desktops and all-in-one PCs that will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Devices from the company's Infinite, Codex, Trident, Aegis, and PRO all-in-one lineups are among the supported devices. A Reddit post from MSI also lists which of its motherboards will support Windows 11.
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This particular roll must be carefully planned... and must include how to videos for Bios settings. These How To videos (From OEMs and System Builders) must be 1)clear, 2)concise, 3)easy to follow & understand and 4)prominently advertised to let people know how to find them as well letting them know these how to videos exist. As we are talking about an incomprehensible number of people that are not tech savy - going into the BIOS to enable PTT or fTPM. Plus to prevent scrupulous individuals charging people to enable a bios setting as well as over charging to upgrade to W11 - when people can do it themselves for free.
To its credit, ASUS has an easy to follow guide on this (complete with screenshots) in that support article on mobo compatibility.
I posted that Asus link in one of the TPM posts 4 days ago.
I had toast for breakfast yesterday.
@PalZer0 Indeed they do, I'm aware of the link @ads13 has mentioned. A video is more easier to follow for many people and is also more accessible - many who are not techsavy get overwhelmed when trying to navigate a OEMs website. Plus, a video is easier to follow if are person is have a dyslexic for example. Not to mention a video is easier to share these days on social media - as long it's not too long and not loaded with jargon lol. As people are less likely to click a link and more likely to watch a video....
Delete Delete Delete is that long enough
I don't understand CPU requirement, so my laptop with Core i5 gen 3, 12GB Ram, 240GB SSD and TPM 1.2. I'll not be able to upgrade to Windows 11?1. I hope they have a backup plan, cause there goes there 88 percent market share.
Don't panic too much, for a start there will be ways of getting it to work with your machine, there are hacks now. The other thing is, a lot of people who are in the I.T world don't think MS will keep to the specs anyway, maybe for OEM, but not for updates and home built, so they think MS will back down a bit before Windows 11 is launched. I can understand why MS is doing this, certainly with secure boot, not so sure about TPM, while it may be a good thing for some machines, we don't all require encryption. My machine can't do encryption anyway, even with TPM turned on, in system information I get
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and the device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA-capable bus/device(s) detected, WinRE is not configured Not sure what some of it is about, but not that bothered.
Device encyption is available on all versions of Windows 10 and 11 i suppose as long as your hardware supports it. That is something I only found out last week. Learn something new every day. It will be fine, you will still be able to use Windows 11, even if it means having to muck a round a little bit.
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