As most of us know, Microsoft Windows officially launched its latest operating system Windows 11 on 5th October 2021. Rumors about this latest operating system were that it would have a unique and futuristic user interface and numerous new features. Microsoft hasn’t disappointed us, and this latest operating system was exclusively designed to compete with the other leading OS like MacOS and Linux. However, many users are facing an issue that they cannot download and install Windows 11 on their computers. Most of them are getting an error message which says, “your processor is not supported”. So here we will be discussing the steps you can follow to fix processor not supported in Windows 11 and enjoy Windows 11 to the fullest.
Should you be excited about the latest Windows 11?
Apart from offering a unique gaming experience, here are some features that make this the best OS to date.
- AI-powered Widgets are back
- Built-in Google Play Store
- One-click access to Microsoft teams
- Create individual virtual desktops
- Windows store has been replaced by the Microsoft store
Why don’t some PCs support Microsoft Windows 11?
Every computer is built differently and has different processes, internal configurations, and RAM. So the reasons behind the other message your processor is not supported may differ from one person to another. If your computer has the hardware compatibility to support Windows 11, it will run on your PC. But if you have an incompatible or outdated CPU, Windows 11 will not run.
Microsoft has increased its security on Windows 11. In 2017, Microsoft mandated all PCs to have a TPM module. It is responsible for protecting passwords, authenticating credentials and other security features. Most Windows computers and laptops come with a TPM module (version 1.2 or 2.0). But the main issue is that in most computers, the TPM module is disabled by default, which is one reason you might get this error. Additionally, if you have a custom-built PC, some motherboards might not have the TPM module; therefore, Windows 11 will not run on your PC.
Use PC Health Check Tool for the Error
You can use the PC Health Check Tool to learn more about the unsupported processor Windows 11 error.
Whenever you get the error message, you will find an option “Get PC health check”.
- Launch the tool and then click on the “check now” button. Immediately the tool will start scanning your PC.
- Once the scanning is complete, you will get the message, “Your system doesn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements”. The tool will also explain why the system cannot install Windows 11.
- Click on “See all results” to learn more about the reasons. Common reasons include Ram unavailability, TPM 2.0, secure boot, etc.
Steps to follow to fix the error “Your Processor is Not Supported”
To fix the CPU not supported Windows 11 message, you must follow these steps carefully:
Step 1: First, you must boot into your computer’s BIOS. To perform this, you must continuously press the boot button when your computer is switching on.
The boot button may vary depending on the computer that you have. For HP laptops, you can press the F10 key. If you do not know which is your boot key, you can always find it on the internet.
Step 2: Now, you will enter the BIOS interface. Here you have to find an option called “TPM” or Trusted Platform Technology. If you own an Intel-based machine, this option will be called PTT.
Step 3: Now carefully go through the entire BIOS menu and then on the Advanced Settings. You need to ensure that the TPM option is enabled or “Available”. You might also find another option, TPM State. Make sure it is “Available”, too.
Step 4: Next, navigate to the “Secure Boot” option and enable it. If you find out that this option is in gray, then it is likely that you must set a passkey in BIOS before moving forward. So set the passkey and then enable Secure Boot. Not down the password to access the BIOS in the future.
You can also try enabling “Virtualization” in the BIOS for easier installation of Windows 11.
Step 5: Next, press F10 and then press Enter to save everything.
Step 6: Restart your PC, which will open to Windows 10. Launch the Pc Health Check application and click on “Check Now”. This time you will see the message “This Pc can run on Windows 11”.
Now you are all set and can easily install Windows 11 on your PC.
Hopefully, you have gotten rid of the irritating error message “Your Processor Is Not Supported”. After rebooting to Windows 11, you will be taken to the login page. Enter your previous login contentions, and Boom, you have a new desktop.