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Does anyone know if I can upgrade the processor on this machine?
HP Envy 750-217c. Processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.71 GHz.
Right now, this processor does not meet Windows 11 requirements / ie 8xxx series.
Thanks in advance.
You can only upgrade to another Skylake processor, which won't make a difference.
HP ENVY 750-217c Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support
This does not necessarily mean you can't install W11 on your PC, but you would have to perform a clean install and reinstall all of your programs and files.
If you want to see if W11 works on your PC, you can make a bootable W11 USB installer from the link below.
See this article. 3rd headline from the bottom.
If for some reason, W11 does not work correctly on your PC, you can reinstall W10.
I currently have W11 clean installed on two PC's that I have, that do not meet the requirements for the W11 upgrade and they both work fine on W11 so far.
I used the free Macrium Reflect software to make system images of the W10 installation before I installed W11.
You may want to do the same.
Make a system image using Macrium reflect, and if W11 doesn't work right, you can easily go back to your current W10 installation.
You save the image on a portable hard drive and the software will have you make a bootable USB flash drive or DVD you boot from to access the system image stored on the portable hard drive.
Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition
You want the file listed on the left side of the webpage under the Backup at Home section.
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