You can run Windows 11 on your GPD Win, no matter how old

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Windows 11 isn't as tabu anymore, as it was when it first came out.
  • People have since upgraded their setups and adopted the new OS.
  • But some have managed to get it working on unsupported devices.
  • So, if you have a GPD Win, you can run Microsoft's Windows 11.
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Some people thrive on being different and not following the same patterns as everybody else, and the contributions they make are easily noticeable by others.

For example, when you release a new operating system and say it only runs on some devices, those people are going to install on anything they can get their hands on.

And, even though a lot of gadgets are not compatible with the latest OS, they made it work on some of the most unexpected of them all.

We’ve previously shown you that it’s possible to run Windows 11 on devices such as the Raspberry 4 Pi, POCO smartphones, and Hades Canyon NUCs.

Now, it’s time to look towards a direction many haven’t thought about yet and see if the OS will be able to function.

Fancy having Windows 11 on your GPD Win?

Surely many of you have already heard about GPD Win, which is a Windows-based handheld computer equipped with a keyboard and gaming controls.

It is an x86-based device that was envisioned primarily with video game console emulation and PC gaming in mind.

However, it is capable of running any x86 Windows-based application that can run within the confines of the computer’s technical specifications.

Not to mention that it was first released in October 2016, so we’re pretty sure that most of you are familiar with these gadgets.

Not many thought that the GPD Win would be capable of running Windows 11, especially the first model, which for many people is already considered obsolete.

But a recent Reddit post shows the exact opposite, as some tech-savvy users have managed to not only install the new operating system but also make it work.

If you were also thinking of installing Microsoft’s latest OS on your first GPD Win, you better think again or get ready for a serious process.

It’s not just about clean installing Windows 11, some other steps need to be filled before you even get to that part.

Had to update to LTSC 2021 then was able to update to Win 11. I ran a script in win10 to allow win11 to install but apparently this can be done from rufus when burning your win11 iso.

Keep in mind that this is the first-ever model of GPD ever launched, so it’s pretty impressive that Windows 11 runs on it the way it does.

We’ve even seen users install the operating system and run Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on such devices.

It looks like Miocrosoft’s latest OS is becoming more versatile than ever, and pretty soon we’ll be able to install on pretty much anything we want, apparently.

Have you managed to install Windows 11 on any other unsupported machines? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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