Earlier this week, Windows 10 was incorrectly prompting some users to upgrade to Windows 11 even though their computers didn’t meet the minimum operating system requirements. Twitter user was one of the first to notice the bug after Windows 10 displayed a full-screen notification telling him he could install the software on a system with only 2GB of RAM.
Is a free Windows 11 upgrade offered for unsupported Windows 10 devices/VMs?
Screenshots of a Windows 10 22H2 VM not meeting the Windows 11 system requirements, the big ones being TPM (none) and RAM (2GB). pic.twitter.com/VNNswgMLiC
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“Some hardware not compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11, version 21H2 were offered an inaccurate upgrade to Windows 11,” Microsoft states in a discovered by . “These unauthorized devices did not meet the minimum requirements to run Windows 11. Devices experiencing this issue were unable to complete the upgrade installation process.” Microsoft adds that the issue was fixed the same day it was identified .
As The edge notes that this isn’t the first time Microsoft has mistakenly prompted some Windows 10 users to upgrade to Windows 11. Last year Beta testers were able to install the operating system even though their computers didn’t meet the minimum requirements. The incidents show an ongoing frustration with Windows 11. Microsoft requires a PC to have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) before you can install the latest operating system on your computer. Since Microsoft first announced this requirement, there has been information about which PCs can run Windows 11.
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