Your Hades Canyon and other NUCs might not support Windows 11

Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Microsoft has published a list of requirements and specifications for the new Windows 11 OS.
  • Some users have pointed out that the new operating system isn't compatible with some of the NUCs.
  • Apparently, Hades Canyon is one of the NUCs that doesn't support Windows 11, according to user reports.
  • Other tech-savvy users are raising awareness of the fact that there are Canyons that already support Windows 11.
Windows 11 Hades Canyon support

Microsoft has already made public the lists of specifications and requirements for devices that users want to install Windows 11 on.

And although the big majority of users have nothing to worry about, there are still some that use different devices in their day-to-day life, such as NUCs. so they are finding it a bit hard to try out Windows 11.

Some NUCs do not support Windows 11

Ever since the official release of Windows 11 yesterday, social media absolutely erupted with reviews and comments, as everyone wanted to pitch in and make their opinion known.

Needless to say that, if your PC doesn’t meet the required minimum spec for running Windows 11, you can always upgrade your device.

But what do you do when the device you are using isn’t technically your average day-to-day PC or a laptop, but a NUC (Next Unit of Computing)? Apparently, not many have taken this situation into consideration.

Some displeased users have taken to Reddit to express their sadness, related to the fact that their devices won’t support Microsoft’s new operating system.

The author of this thread is puzzled, as he is running a pretty good CPU, the i7-8809G, on his Hades Canyon. Still, the OS refuses to function on this hardware.

Remember that Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will have quite a few outstanding device requirements in the near future, which means that some NUCs just won’t be compatible with the operating system.

As we previously discussed, the Redmond tech giant already stated that, in order for Windows 11 to work on your device, Bluetooth, Precision Touchpad, as well as a webcam will be required.

Apparently, some users have made Windows 11 work on Hades Canyon

Another, more experienced user that replied to the above-mentioned thread came to the author’s rescue, by saying that there are a few users that managed to bypass this hiccup.

There was a thread about this yesterday but it seems to have disappeared. Apparently, if you have Intel PTT (which Hades does) then the ME implements firmware TPM” which is (should be/might be) enough in practice. From the popup on the spec page “Intel® PTT supports BitLocker for the hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.

Just remember not to get too irritated if some of Windows 11’s features won’t work properly at the moment, or if the OS refuses to load on some devices.

Microsoft just released the operating system yesterday so we can surely say that it is still a long way from being perfect or matching users’ desires and needs.

To make sure you keep up with everything that happens with Windows 11, check out our exclusive articles.

On what device are you going to use your new Windows 11 OS? Let us know in the comments section below.

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