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02-18-2022 08:59 PM
Hi All, Can anyone tell me how I go about upgrading my HP Z440 (with an Intel E5 1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz processor - I think that's the only other relevant specific) to Windows 11?
I've run the Windows 11 Healthcheck and it says my processor isn't currently supported, and I don't have TPM 2.0 supported & enabled, but I read that there was going to be some workaround for HPZ440s (on a general computing help site, from a person moaning that their PC manufacturer wasn't doing any such thing for his much newer PC - was he right?) but I don't know what, and I haven't found anything on the HP support site.
02-19-2022 11:09 AM
@furryandy -- have you considered an alternative: keep using Windows 10 until October 2025, when Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10?
Put your spare-change into a "contingency fund", and then spend that fund sometime between now and October 2025, maybe when your current hardware starts to show signs of failure, to purchase a new computer, running Windows 11.
02-22-2022 05:46 AM
Thanks IMN, its a fair point and I'm not in any particular hurry to upgrade, its usually better to upgrade once all the early bugs have been dealt with, but I'd just like to know whether it's possible and how I go about it, as my WIN10 isn't running that great , So if anyone can give me any clues i'd appreciate it.
02-22-2022 09:54 AM - edited 02-22-2022 09:55 AM
@furryandy -- my WIN10 isn't running that great
You might have a "hardware" issue, or a "software" issue.
If the latter, I would be tempted to purchase a new SSD disk-drive (up to 5 times faster than any "spinning" disk-drive), remove your current disk-drive, connect the new SSD device, and install Windows. Then, see if this "refresh" of Windows, plus upgrading to the SSD, will provide "great" performance. If it does, temporarily reconnect the old disk-drive, and copy your Personal Files. You'll have to reinstall your apps, e.g., Microsoft Office, iTunes, Adobe Reader, et cetera.
A failure to install Windows 10 onto the SSD implies that your computer has a "hardware" issue.
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