Is it Safe to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC?


With the introduction of Windows 11, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new features and, unfortunately, the presence of bugs. Despite this, many people are still eager to upgrade to the new operating system, even if their computer doesn’t meet the requirements. It’s important to note that Windows 11 requires specific configurations, such as support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 and Secure Boot, to function optimally.

Microsoft has made some accommodations to avoid losing a significant portion of its user base. Still, they want to clarify that they cannot be held responsible for any issues that may arise if users proceed with the update on incompatible devices. Therefore, those who intend to install Windows 11 on a computer that doesn’t meet the minimum requirements must acknowledge and accept a warning that releases developers from liability in case of problems with their machines.


The warning highlights the potential risks of hardware failures and incompatibilities that can lead to conflicts on the computer. It also emphasizes that incompatible machines will not receive any system updates. This includes regular updates with improvements and new features and critical security updates that address vulnerabilities and fix loopholes that malicious actors could exploit.

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The warranty does not cover Windows 11 failures.

According to Microsoft, the manufacturer’s warranty will not cover any potential damage caused to computers during the transition to Windows 11. This is understandable since most laptops and desktops are typically shipped with Windows 10 pre-installed, and the transition to Windows 11 is a recent development.


Suppose you have already upgraded to Windows 11 and are experiencing compatibility problems, sluggishness, or driver conflicts. In that case, it is recommended to revert to Windows 10 until a more stable version of Windows 11 becomes available. However, this option is only accessible 10 days after the upgrade. After this timeframe, the necessary files to facilitate the rollback will be removed to free up disk space.

It’s important to remember that the absence of security updates can potentially expose your PC and personal data to risks. Therefore, it’s crucial to carefully consider the implications before making any changes.

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Source: Microsoft

Rohit is a certified Microsoft Windows expert with a passion for simplifying technology. With years of hands-on experience and a knack for problem-solving, He is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses make the most of their Windows systems. Whether it's troubleshooting, optimization, or sharing expert insights,