New Asus BIOS Update supports Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs

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  • You don’t need to upgrade your PC after all, just your BIOS.
  • Microsoft adds more CPUs to the Windows 11 compatibility list, mainly from Intel’s 7th generation core series
  • The reliance of Asus on operation systems and third-party drivers for support.

 

The new update on BIOS allows unsupported Intel CPUs to access Windows 11. As such, dozens of dated motherboards are currently under scrutiny and validation by Asus. It is reliant on Intel’s 200 and 100-series chipsets. Therefore, this allows you to run Windows 11 on your system. This is regardless of whether the CPU is supported or not. 

Microsoft’s compatibility with Windows 11

This is based on support requirements and unclear communication. Therefore, this draws a ball of contention between Microsoft and Windows 11.

Microsoft is likely to add more CPUs to the support list.  Just over a week ago, Microsoft added a dozen more CPUs to the Windows 11 compatibility list. The CPUs added mainly come from Intel’s 7th generation Core series.

The Core i7 7820HQ stands out mainly because of its mobility. The CPU is part of Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 System. Is this by chance? Probably not. 

However, Asus is highly dependent on support from other operating systems and 3rd party drivers. Therefore, the boards coupled up with other older generation CPUs complement the TPM 2.0 requirement. This turns it on by default, thanks to the latest BIOS updates.

Asus is one of the top manufacturers that have been able to solve the TPM problem that affects the motherboard and prevents the smooth and seamless running of Windows 11.  

Microsoft confirmed testing the 7th generation Intel CPUs and the AMD’s original Zen chips for support in June. They meet our general criteria. We’ll just have to wait and see how everything pans out. Windows 11 is set to be released on October 5. 

What do you think about this Asus BIOS update and its impact on Windows 11? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.