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Daniel2167
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Upgrading CPU

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Desktop Omen PC870-224
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I would like to upgrade to Windows 11. What CPU will I need. The motherboard is a IPM17-002. It has a i5-7400 @ 3GHZ

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

There aren't any Intel 8th gen core processors you can upgrade to.

 

Those are the minimum W11 processor requirements.

 

OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-224 Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

 

If you want to install W11 on your PC as is, you can bypass the W11 hardware requirements using two easy methods.  The first one is the easiest.

 

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 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 the first procedure 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 11th 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

How to upgrade to Windows 11 for unsupported hardware0:00 Introduction0:13 Download Windows 10 Disk Image (ISO)0:54 Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)1:49 ...
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@Daniel2167 

 

Its specs

 

      https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05389962

 

its mother board supports

 

  • TDP: Up to 65 W
  • Socket type: LGA 1151
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Processor
    TDP
    Integrated Graphics
    Intel Core i7-7700 (Kabylake) 3.6 GHz Quad Core
    65 W
    Intel HD Graphics 630
    Intel Core i5-7400 (Kabylake) 3.0 GHz Quad Core
    65 W
    Intel HD Graphics 630
    Intel Core i3-7100 (Kabylake) 3.9 GHz Dual Core
    51 W
    Intel HD Graphics 630

 

You still can use Windows 10 for few more years OR if you wish you can

 

            Installing Windows 11 on devices that don't meet minimum system requirements

 

Regards.

BH
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