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I have an Omen 870-1570 with an i7-6700k CPU. Windows 11 doesn't like that processor. What other CPU could I replace mine with? I heard that possibly there's an i8 CPU that might work?

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@Jamster68,

 

Welcome to our HP community forum!

 

The best processor that is compatible with your OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-157c is an i7-6700K.  Your desktop is not compatible with any W11 "approved" processors (8th gen and up) according to Microsoft.

 

However, that shouldn't stop you from upgrading to Windows 11.

 

Our Senior Expert, @Paul_Tikkanen, has provided an easy-to-follow step by step procedure to do just that: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Issues-upgrading-to-windows-11....

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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@Jamster68,

 

Welcome to our HP community forum!

 

The best processor that is compatible with your OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-157c is an i7-6700K.  Your desktop is not compatible with any W11 "approved" processors (8th gen and up) according to Microsoft.

 

However, that shouldn't stop you from upgrading to Windows 11.

 

Our Senior Expert, @Paul_Tikkanen, has provided an easy-to-follow step by step procedure to do just that: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Issues-upgrading-to-windows-11....

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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Thanks for the help! Now, I will boldly go where I wasn’t sure I could go before.

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@Jamster68,

 

You are welcome!

 

Live long and prosper: 🖖

 

Kind Regards,

 

NonSequitur777


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