Good news! Unsupported Windows 11 PCs will be getting updates after all

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  • A few weeks ago, Microsoft had reported that PCs that had not met the minimum requirements for Windows 11 would not be getting cumulative OS updates.
  • There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the issue as users were hoping for Microsoft to dismiss the warning.
  • The latest patch released suggests that unsupported PCs may be out of the woods.
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If you may recall, a few weeks back, just before the release of Windows 11, Microsoft had announced that unsupported PCs would not get updates if they failed to meet system requirements. 

The demanding terms by Microsoft stirred up fear among many users whose PCs did not meet the system requirements as they were at risk of not receiving critical updates.

Well, it seems there is a change of tune with the release of the October patch Tuesday. This is the first patch update since the release of Windows 11, and if it’s anything to go by, we are off to a great start. 

Perfect patch Tuesday

The first patch Tuesday since Windows 11 was released also brought forth the first cumulative Windows 11 update. According to HTNovo, they can update unsupported PCs with no issues detected so far. 

The team has noted the possibility for users to download the full cumulative update and any future .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 updates to all PCs.

This Twitter user didn’t seem to be shocked by the news. After all, it always seemed like a game of who would blink first, and Microsoft seems to have been the first.

Season of giving

The patch was also reportedly available to Windows 7 users as, at the moment, Microsoft is unable to select who to send updates to. 

The situation is somewhat abnormal as the message on the Windows Insiders clarifies their PCs cannot receive new updates and that their PCs shall be going back to Windows 10.

For now, users running unsupported PCs can share the joy of not being left out.

Did your PC receive the latest updates? What OS are you currently running? Let us know in the comment section below.