Microsoft naturally wants as many people as possible to upgrade Windows 11 when it launches on October 5, but the Redmond company has warned users that installing the operating system on older PCs is done at their own risk.
It has already been confirmed that Microsoft won’t block PCs with older CPUs, and thus those that lack the required TPM, from installing Windows 11, but that doesn’t mean it’s recommended. Quite the opposite in fact. If you attempt to install the latest version of the Windows on hardware that doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, you’ll be forced to sign a waiver that absolves Microsoft of any blame should you run into issues.
This agreement was originally spotted by The Verge, and it contains the very clear phrase “installing Windows 11 on this PC is not recommended and may result in compatibility issues.”