Windows 11: Microsoft, please support more CPUs!

Windows 11: Microsoft, please support more CPUs!

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt started this petition to Microsoft

In a virus-weary world, where climate concerns are at the forefront, and most aren't millionaires or on the pay packets of Microsoft executives like Satya Nadella or Panos Panay, Microsoft's decision to cut older-gen Intel Core CPU's from the 7th-gen downwards from being able to officially run Windows 11 seems to be the wrong decision.

Various Intel Atom and Pentium Silver processors can run Windows 11, but a 5th, 6th or 7th-gen Intel Core i-Series processor cannot?

macOS 12 will support late 2014 Mac minis, early 2015 MacBook Pros and late 2015 iMacs, but my 3 year old Samsung Galaxy Book 12 with every spec matched except it has a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor cannot? 

A family with a 5 year old computer can't run Windows 11 officially later this year? People with computers purchased half a decade ago face a new digital divide? 

Windows 10 support goes to 2025, sure, but it feels like you're obsoleting older tech, which is hardly environmentally friendly. Sure, no more 32-bit processors, I can understand that, but otherwise great computers are being arbitrarily barred from official Windows 11 support. 

Unofficial support may well be coming, but forcing consumers and businesses to buy new computers in the midst of a global pandemic seems like a terrible decision. 

Windows 10 runs on much older equipment, and it will be supported until 2025, but Microsoft's famous backwards compatibility can't be turned up to 11, it seems.

Microsoft: please reverse this decision, or make it clear that older processors CAN and WILL run Windows 11, or the day of Linux desktop might finally arrive, while Mac users will laugh and enjoy macOS 12. 

Microsoft has FINALLY updated the PC Health Check app to EXPLAIN why a PC isn't "compatible" with Windows 11, per The Verge, but it's a shame this wasn't the case from the start. https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/25/22550951/microsoft-pc-health-checkup-app-update-windows-11-compatibility-tool-details

C'mon!

Do the right thing, Microsoft!!!

Support Windows PC users who have supported you for decades. 

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