Windows 11 excludes old processors from version 24H2 onwards

From version 24H2, Windows 11 will no longer be able to be installed on devices whose processors were manufactured before 2019 - even with tricks and gimmicks. Version 24H2 will be released in the second half of 2024. The timing is apparently linked to the expiry of the security updates for Windows 10 one year later.

Microsoft started selling its own hardware back in 2012. Since then, the US company has been nagging its customers to buy the latest hardware – preferably linking to Microsoft devices.

Windows 11 24H1 will therefore be the last version of Windows 11 that is compatible with older hardware. Currently, the downloads on the Microsoft servers still refer to Windows 11 23H2, which is also universally compatible. You can download these versions free of charge and without registration until at least mid-2024 by clicking on “Download” on this page:

From the second half of 2024, we will offer you another download that will allow you to download older versions of Windows 11 from Microsoft servers for a very long time. When buying new computers or laptops, ask whether the device is also compatible with Windows 11 24H2. Many very inexpensive new devices are equipped with older processors.