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HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak030nd
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak030nd (just 3 years old) = Not ready to Upgrade to Windows 11.. (???)

 

The "QuadCore Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ (6M Cache up to 3.20 GHz) processor is NOT supported and/or does NOT meets Requirements or Whatever..

 

I may hope that this issue is going to be FIXT (before Windows 11 is released) ???

 

Greatings,

 

187PIET

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Hi, @187Piet 

 

As of now, Microsoft is not budging off the Intel 8th gen processor cutoff for W11.

 

If you want to try out W11 on your PC, it is relatively easy to do...

 

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.

 

Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition

 

First make this registry change...

 

https://www.hellpc.net/how-to-bypass-tpm-and-cpu-requirements-windows-11-upgrade-unsupported-pc/

 

Then download the Windows 11 ISO file (3rd option), not the W11 installation assistant.

 

Download Windows 11 (microsoft.com)

 

Then open the file with Windows explorer, and click on the setup application.

 

To do that, right click on the ISO file and select 'Open With' and select Windows Explorer.

 

See the screenshot...this is what you will see when you open the file with Windows Explorer.

 

Paul_Tikkanen_0-1635082466178.png

 

After you double click to run the setup application, you will get this window, and you can now upgrade to W11.

 

Paul_Tikkanen_1-1635082466412.png

 

You just have to accept the agreement that comes up during the upgrade process about your PC not meeting the requirements, etc., etc..

 

My unsupported W11 PC's got all of the W11 updates. 

 

I have upgraded 5 of them to W11 and they seem to run a little better on W11 than they did on W10.

 

However, I don't know how long they will continue to get all of the updates, or what will happen when the new build of W11 comes out next year in October.

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@187Piet 

 

Well, nothing we can do about that, you have to live with your existing processor. It is much better to ask Microsoft. But you can install Windows 11 if you wish, using:

 

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

 

Regards.

BH
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Thanks for reply,

 

What do you think,  sould I just wait for a while and/or do you think Microsoft is still working on things and that the

proccesor will be Win 11 ready in the near future?  ..since it is still such a modern proccesor with very good Performance Benchmarks
 
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Hi, @187Piet 

 

As of now, Microsoft is not budging off the Intel 8th gen processor cutoff for W11.

 

If you want to try out W11 on your PC, it is relatively easy to do...

 

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.

 

Macrium Software | Reflect Free Edition

 

First make this registry change...

 

https://www.hellpc.net/how-to-bypass-tpm-and-cpu-requirements-windows-11-upgrade-unsupported-pc/

 

Then download the Windows 11 ISO file (3rd option), not the W11 installation assistant.

 

Download Windows 11 (microsoft.com)

 

Then open the file with Windows explorer, and click on the setup application.

 

To do that, right click on the ISO file and select 'Open With' and select Windows Explorer.

 

See the screenshot...this is what you will see when you open the file with Windows Explorer.

 

Paul_Tikkanen_0-1635082466178.png

 

After you double click to run the setup application, you will get this window, and you can now upgrade to W11.

 

Paul_Tikkanen_1-1635082466412.png

 

You just have to accept the agreement that comes up during the upgrade process about your PC not meeting the requirements, etc., etc..

 

My unsupported W11 PC's got all of the W11 updates. 

 

I have upgraded 5 of them to W11 and they seem to run a little better on W11 than they did on W10.

 

However, I don't know how long they will continue to get all of the updates, or what will happen when the new build of W11 comes out next year in October.

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so is that an inplace upgrade and I keep all my settings and programs?

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Yes.

 

If for some reason that doesn't work, you can do this instead...

 

Download the Windows 11 ISO file (3rd option), not the W11 installation assistant.

 

Download Windows 11 (microsoft.com)

 

Use Rufus and make a bootable USB installer with the ISO file you downloaded.

 

There is a new option to create an installer that is supposed to bypass the W11 hardware checks. 

 

After you make the installer, open the file contents, and double click on the setup application and see if that works.

 

Here is the link to the Rufus download.  You want the version 3.17 portable.

 

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

 

Here is a screenshot for how you should let Rufus set up the ISO file...

 

Paul_Tikkanen_0-1635797589622.png

 

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thanks, I have TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot option so should I select this option in Rufus or select non-TPM and non-Secure Boot as you said

 

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I'm going to try a clean install on another hard drive, but how do I deal with that registry change you mentioned?

 

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Do the no TPM, no secure boot options so W11 bypasses the processor check. 

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Use the Rufus tool to make the bootable USB flash drive with the settings I posted,  and you won't need to make any registry changes.

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