Microsoft has been heavily criticized for limiting CPU support for Windows 11, and rightly so. This ridiculous policy has seen users with relatively new machines sporting powerful CPUs barred from upgrading to Windows 11, even though those machines are well and truly capable of running the latest operating system.
Microsoft has now released details of updated lists of CPUs supported by Windows 11. These updated lists were announced shortly after the release of the latest Windows 11 update (dubbed Moment 3) and see the addition of support for a large number of CPUs from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm. There have also been a small number of processors removed from the list.
While the majority of additions to the listings are to include more recently released processors, if your CPU has previously been unsupported it might be worthwhile to recheck with the new updated list:
- Latest List of Windows 11 Supported AMD Processors
- Latest Lists of Windows 11 Supported Intel Processors
- Latest List of Windows 11 Supported Qualcomm Processors
You might also need to check if you’re one of the unfortunate users whose CPU has been removed from support.