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03-10-2022 03:18 PM - last edited on 03-10-2022 04:04 PM by MarcusC
Hello, I would like to buy first laptop for my Daughter. I would like to ask if:
- HP ProBook x360 11 G3 11,6
- CPU N5000, 8GB RAM,
-128 SSD is compatible with WINDOWS11 ?
Seller claim windows 11 is already on board but to be honest you can install windows 11 on unsupported devices without problem.
Second thing, if this PC is windows 11 compatible then can I reinstall windows (I do not know what kind it is and if it is legal)? By reinstall I mean to format the drive and install the windows 11 with my own key?
Thank you so much for all your help!
03-10-2022 04:30 PM - edited 03-10-2022 04:31 PM
According to Intel's W11 processor specs at the link below, the Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a supported W11 processor.
You can ask the seller for what version of W11 it comes with.
Normally that model should have come with W10 Pro from HP as shown in the HP Quickspecs link below.
If you ever need to reinstall W11, you make the bootable installation media.
Boot from the media and select the version of W11 that is installed (I am going to assume W11 Pro).
If you are asked to enter a product key, select the 'I don't have a product key' option and W11 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.
03-11-2022 12:42 AM
Thank you so much Good Human. The seller doesn't know. The information I received was "it's original windows 11 activated with "key encrypted in the bios". I know about the processor as I mentioned, but there are other tmp 2.0 etc. demanded from Microsoft.
I know that notebook should be with windows 10 that's why I was curious if the notebook upgraded/fresh installed windows 11 is a normal windows 11 as the requirements are met or it is windows 11 FORCED to install and the hardware is not compatible(because windows 11 could be install even on 11 yo pcs and it would work good).
03-11-2022 06:34 AM
You're very welcome.
According to the notebook specs link I posted, the PC comes with a TPM 2.0 security chip.
See page 4...
Enhanced security TPM 2.0 discrete chip.
I have a HP Stream Pro 11 G4 EE and it has a TPM 2.0 security chip, but the Intel Celeron N3450 processor does not meet the W11 requirements.
I installed W11 on it anyway, and it works better on W11 than it did on W10.
I am going to assume that the seller upgraded the notebook you are interested in without bypassing the W11 hardware checks, since it has a supported W11 processor and according to the datasheet, a TPM security chip.
It's a given that the notebook has a UEFI BIOS and supports secure boot, because all PC's made that could have come with Windows 8 have UEFI BIOS' and support secure boot.
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