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workstation z2 mini g3
Microsoft Windows 11

I am told the processor in my workstation z2 mini g3 does not meet requirements for w11. Can I upgrade the processor and, if yes, which one should I chose? Currently running Intel Core i7-6700 cpu @3.4ghz.

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Hi:

 

There aren't any processors for your z2 mini g3 that support W11.

 

However, here is an easy way to upgrade any PC currently running W10 to W11.

 

I would make a system image of your current W10 installation prior to updating to W11, so you can easily reinstall W10 in the future.  I used the free Macrium Reflect software to do that, under the Backup at Home section. 

 

Along with the system image, make sure you create the bootable DVD or USB rescue drive you boot from to access the system image stored on your portable hard drive.

 

Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition

 

Read and follow the easy instructions at the link below.

 

Windows 11 Upgrade Hack on Any Hardware | Dong Knows Tech

 

No registry changes needed.  No need to create installation media.  Just download the W11 ISO file, and the guy's zip file.

 

I used this procedure yesterday to do an in-place upgrade an old HP Elitebook 6930p notebook made in 2010 to W11, and I was able to keep my old Office 2010 Starter program that came with the notebook when it had W7 on it, along with all of my other programs files and settings.

 

The notebook met none of the enhanced W11 hardware requirements.

 

That is the 9th unsupported W11 PC I have upgraded to W11, and not one of them have had any issues whatsoever.

 

They have all gotten all the Windows 11 updates released thus far.

 

I check those against a PC I have that is fully supported to run W11.

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Hi Paul

There are so many processors listed on the MS site as W11 suitable that I thought at least one would be ok with the WS!

I've noted your solution and will attempt to implement it on the next rainy day.

Regards

rndm2boater

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You're very welcome.

 

There is also this way you can upgrade to W11, bypassing the hardware checks...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02mgrA51974 

 

 

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