- Users should pay attention to the Windows 11 system requirements, before deciding on what device they will run it.
- Intel Mac devices will not officially support Microsoft's new operating system, because of the lack of support for the TPM 2.0.
- Apple has never offered support for the TPM 2.0 standard on Intel Macs, which means that all the models are incompatible.
- Even running the PC Health Check app on these devices will result in users getting a message saying that this PC can’t run Windows 11.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows 11 on Thursday, which represents the next major update to its PC operating system.
And while the new OS comes with a refreshed design and the ability to run emulated Android apps, not all users will be able to install and run this new version.
A very important fact to know when choosing on which device you will run Windows 11In fact, is that the new OS won’t be officially supported by any Intel Mac.
Windows 11 is not as available as we first thought
As an operating system, Windows is typically known for running on several different machines, but this year, Microsoft has chosen to increase the hardware requirements for running their brand new OS.
The moment it becomes available, the update will require a 64-bit 1GHz or faster processor, at least 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, a DirectX 12 compatible graphics card, and support for TPM 2.0.
More and more users are not asking one important question: But what about Macs?
The thing is that even if you have a Mac with the most recent generations of Intel processors, its most likely that you won’t be able to run Windows 11 on it, at least not officially.
You might know that Apple has never offered support for the TPM 2.0 standard on Intel Macs, which means that all the models are incompatible with the newest version of Windows.
So, obviously, if you decide to run the tool released by Microsoft, that checks if your PC has the hardware required to run Windows 11, you’ll get a message saying that this PC can’t run Windows 11.
Theoretically, Apple could update the firmware of its Intel machines, in order to enable TPM 2.0 support.
However, this seems unlikely since Apple is slowly discontinuing Intel Macs and even the new M1 Macs are not compatible with any version of Windows.
To quickly summarize, for users who want to run Windows 11 on a Mac PC, the only option, for now, is to use a virtual machine as it will not work through Boot Camp.
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