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10-18-2022 08:02 AM
The Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU at 3.20GHz and 3.19GHz in my HP Elite Desk 800 G3 prevents it from running Windows 11. Can I upgrade to Windows 11 if this can be replaced with a version that's compatible with Windows 11?
10-18-2022 08:46 AM - edited 10-18-2022 08:54 AM
Do you have a specific processor in mind that is compatible with the specific socket in your HP computer and also compatible with the BIOS of that business class PC? If there is such a processor then I see no reason why that would not work "officially", assuming you have a TPM 2.0 chip built in.
There are a good number of us who already are running W11, even the just-released W11 22H2 major upgrade, on HP computers/workstations that have zero chance to fulfill all of Microsoft's official requirements for W11 installs. Please refer to the thread on this forum about how to do that, HERE. Go about 1/2 way in and see the post that includes some pictures and details the "hybrid" method that finally got us the ability to upgrade to that W11 22H2 version released late last month. Those installs have been getting automatic Windows Update security and W11 OS upgrades from that point on.
Once upgraded to that I have seen zero issues with each of the 16 computers I've done that on here at home. Some of those were old laptops and computers like a HP Z400 workstation and a HP Elite 8300. Plus some way-old Dell laptops and more recent Z420/Z620/Z440 workstations. The only one I've failed on is a second Z440 that has a Z Turbo Drive G2 boot drive due to a missing driver... still working on that.
10-18-2022 08:52 PM
Good luck with that...
I too want my old Z400 HP workstation to have a processor available that would make it magically officially W11 22H2 eligible but it is not going to happen, for either of us.
Be happy with W10, or use the workaround I described and be even more happy. Honestly the workaround is convincing me that sometime in the future I'll be buying a new HP that is officially W11 compliant.
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