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Even a 12 year old laptop can install Windows 11 22H2. No Microsoft hardware limitations are a problem when using Rufus

One of the users of the largest American Reddit forum shared his story of installing Windows 11 22H2 on a very old laptop – a 12-year-old Acer Aspire 7740 equipped with a dual-core Core i5-580M processor. The system does not have a TPM, the processor is even more not officially supported, but this is not a problem if you use the “right” software: in this case, the user used Rufus 3.20, the application allows you to bypass all hardware restrictions to install the latest version of Windows 11.

The story of the PC requirements for installing Windows 11 is known, if not to everyone, then to many: Microsoft restricts the installation of the OS on computers without TPM support (at least in the form of software emulation), with a small amount of RAM, on “old” processors. However, using Rufus is one of the easiest ways to get around all of these restrictions.

Even a 12 year old laptop can install Windows 11 22H2. No Microsoft hardware limitations are scary when using Rufus
Even a 12 year old laptop can install Windows 11 22H2. No Microsoft hardware limitations are a problem when using Rufus

Interestingly, back in June of this year, users had the opportunity to install the Windows 11 22H2 beta on “unsupported” PCs running Windows 10. But Microsoft quickly figured out this “bug”. However, using Rufus, you can now install the final version of Windows 11 22H2 on very old computers.

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