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I have same problem with hp  Z440 Workstation 2018 G3, Window 11 need 4G. My pc even only 3 years old is not good i think.

But i found my PTM is 1.2  and upgradble to 2 Through Firmaware.Secure boot easy to enable or disable uefi.Of course i need new GPU my GTX 760 is DiectX11 not Good  need Directx12. Unfortunatley on Wicrosoft CPU table all Xeon before 8th generation not on list.So i need new pc again HP Z4 G4 and try to  reselling this one or some,So i think need just wait 

or If someone know please let me kw.

spec: xeon E51620 quadcore@3.5GHz,Ram 16GB DDR4,MSI GTX760 2GB,Zturbo with samsung PM981 ssd NVMe 256GB,,1TB HDD Window 10 Pro, It running very good  till 2025.

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Hello,

Don't know what CPUs you can upgrade to but if you are going to update to a new CPU you must have the following things in the CPU you get.

 

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
  • Storage: 64 GB* or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11.
    • Additional storage space might be required to download updates and enable specific features.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8 bits per colour channel.
  • Internet connection: Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates, and to download and use some features.
    • Windows 11 Home edition requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft Account to complete device setup on first use.

And as well here is the list of all the CPU's that are supposed to work with windows 11

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-inte... 

 

Hope that helped with choosing one but you will need to wait for a reply for someone else that has that list of the ones that you can upgrade to then maybe compare with specs thanks, seb

Thanks, Seb
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the cpu list you refer to is what microsoft legally requires OEM's and new computer sellers adhere to

 

microsoft  so far has never actively excluded previous cpu models (including the win 11 beta) unless they had a real incompatibility such as missing CPU Instructions, or being a 32 bit only cpu this means that most 4th gen x64 cpu's and up will work with windows 11, but microsoft has/will not test for full compatibility (unlike win 10)

 

however the above might change by the time MS releases win 10 to the public. the TPM 2.0 requirement is here to stay, TPM 1.2 will not be supported, however MS again will most likely offer a special win 11 for countries that prohibit TPM 1.2/2.0 and you might be able to use this version on systems in countries where TPM is allowed. 

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