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OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-129
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Can I upgrade my 870-129  chipset Z170, Thimphu motherboard 2B4B 1.04, socket LGA 1151 with i7 6700K to an 8th generation cpu so I can run windows 11?

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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the product specs for your PC, where you will find the processor upgrade info.

 

OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-129 Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

 

Your PC does not support an upgrade to an Intel 7th gen core processor let alone an Intel 8th gen.

 

If you want to install W11 on your PC, you will have to use one of the several W11 hardware check bypass methods to install W11.

 

I found this method to be the easiest way to do that...

 

Windows 11 Upgrade Hack on Any Hardware | Dong Knows Tech

 

Before you try to upgrade to W11, I recommend that you 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

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HP Recommended

Hi:

 

Below is the link to the product specs for your PC, where you will find the processor upgrade info.

 

OMEN by HP Desktop PC - 870-129 Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

 

Your PC does not support an upgrade to an Intel 7th gen core processor let alone an Intel 8th gen.

 

If you want to install W11 on your PC, you will have to use one of the several W11 hardware check bypass methods to install W11.

 

I found this method to be the easiest way to do that...

 

Windows 11 Upgrade Hack on Any Hardware | Dong Knows Tech

 

Before you try to upgrade to W11, I recommend that you 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

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