The Processor isn’t Currently Supported in Windows 11

If you’d like to upgrade your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11, and your PC’s processor isn’t currently supported in Windows 11? Suppose you have a computer with unsupported hardware; you may still upgrade to Windows 11, but not from Windows Update. Instead, you will have to manually use a bootable USB flash drive or ISO file to conduct a clean install or in-place upgrade.

This article will walk you through the whole process. Here’s how;

Upgrade to Windows 11 on unsupported hardware with ISO file

To upgrade to an incompatible PC to Windows 11 with an ISO file, all you need is to follow this article to the end.
The first thing you need to do is open the Microsoft Support website. Once it opens, you need to download the Windows 10 ISO file and the Windows 11 ISO file. To download Windows 10 ISO, you need to download and run the Windows 10 installation media tool; double-click on it to configure the installation process when the download process completes.

Windows 10 ISO file

Now, to download the Windows 11 ISO file, select the “Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO) option under the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section and click the download option.

Upgrade to Windows 11

Select the installation language under the “Select the Product language” section and click confirm.

Select language

Once you do so, a download option will appear on your screen; select it to save the Windows 11 ISO file on your device.

Windows 11 ISO file download
Once downloaded, extract the Windows 10 ISO and the Windows 11 ISO files.

Upgrade to Windows 11

Navigate to the Windows 10 source folder; look for the install.esd file and delete it.

Upgrade to Windows 11

Next, copy the install.esd file from the Windows 11 folder to the Windows 10 folder.

Upgrade to Windows 11

Now, upgrade to Windows 11. To do so, open the Windows 10 folder and double-click the setup file to begin the Windows 11 upgrade process.

Upgrade to Windows 11

Click the “Change how Windows Setup downloads updates” option and click next.

Upgrade to Windows 11
Select the “Not right now” option and click next.

Windows 11 setup process
Click the “Install” button to upgrade to Windows 11 while maintaining your files and apps.

Windows 11 installation process

Once you complete the steps, the setup will continue upgrading your device to Windows 11.

Windows 11 display

Windows 11 will run in an unsupported state that might not ensure updates of any type, nor will you receive support from Microsoft.

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