You will be kicked out of the Insider program if your PC doesn’t meet Windows 11 requirements

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  • Microsoft just made another important decision regarding the Insider program.
  • Windows 11 unsupported devices will no longer be able to continue testing the OS.
  • Therefore, people that are in this category must install Windows 10 once again.
  • However, the wait won't be long, as the upcoming operating system is almost here.
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Back when Microsoft first announced Windows 11, most people were enraged at the fact that Microsoft made some drastic changes to the system requirements.

However, when it came down to testing the OS via the Windows Insider Program, the Redmond-based company wasn’t quite as strict as we thought.

Maybe because they needed more people to get involved and flag the bugs that were crashing certain apps and the operating system itself.

Well, this is all about to change so if your PC doesn’t meet the requirements for Windows 11, you are in for a surprise.

Unsuported PCs will be booted from the Insider program

Microsoft has started kicking unsupported PCs out of the Dev channel of the Windows Insider Program.

If by any chance you are in the Dev channel and your CPU isn’t on the supported list, you’ll likely find that you have to go back to Windows 10 in order to keep receiving updates.

If we really think about it, the transition to the new system requirements hasn’t really been a smooth one, but there’s a good reason that things are the way they are.

Let’s first agree that Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 are all enablement packages that build on top of version 2004.

However, ever since the spring of 2020, Microsoft still provided prerelease builds in the Dev channel, with none of those features actually shipping in Windows 10. Those prerelease builds eventually became Windows 11.

All this actually means that when Redmond officials decided on the new system requirements, they really had to think of a solution for all of the Windows Insiders that wouldn’t qualify for Windows 11.

The first Windows 11 preview release doesn't include Android support -  Android Authority

Strictly because of this, Microsoft decided to let Insiders on the Dev channel tag along for Windows 11 testing.

When the tech company said it would consider Intel seventh-gen and AMD Zen processors for Windows 11 support, it got to look at data from all of the Insiders that were still able to run Windows 11.

And yes, we know it’s never fun when you have to reset your PC, but that’s the risk of the Insider Program.

No need to be sad, as we already did all the heavy lifting and showed Microsoft where they went wrong in designing the future operating system.

Based on the information we all provided during these months will surely help mold Windows 11 into the OS we all want to use.

What are your thoughts on Microsoft’s latest decision? Let us know in the comments section below.

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