Windows 11’s 24H2 update could prevent owners of outdated CPUs from bypassing restrictions to use the OS. They will probably have to change processors or just use version 23H2 of the operating system.
Windows 11 continues to welcome new useful features for owners of the operating system. Microsoft also evolves the interface of its OS quite regularly. Recently, the Windows 11 taskbar was redesigned to have a much more modern appearance.
Even if regular updates and developments to an operating system are often well received, some can also disappoint users. Microsoft will visibly tighten its demands on those who circumvent Windows 11 restrictions using outdated processors in version 24H2 of the OS.
Windows 11 soon to be unusable for owners of obsolete CPUs?
Unfortunately for many users, they will surely no longer be able to use an outdated CPU on Windows 11 even with the known tricks when the 24H2 update arrives. Until then, a large number of processors still in service such as the 7th generation Intel were no longer officially supported, but remained usable thanks to workaround methods.
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Even though Microsoft added a few more CPUs, that still leaves a lot of people on the sidelines. And things might not get better for owners of unsupported hardware On X, a certain Bob Pony noticed that Microsoft seems to want to make the “POPCNT” instruction mandatory in Windows 11 24H2.
Concretely, the integration of this instruction means that processors which do not have it will simply not be able to start Windows. PCs that do not meet the required requirements will be stuck at version 23H2. For the moment, it is difficult to know why Microsoft would need to make the instruction mandatory in updating its operating system.
Remember that the new 24H2 version of Windows 11 should arrive in the second half of 2024, probably in September according to Windows Central. Obviously, Microsoft is not only planning to restrict the use of its OS to users of processors not supported in its update.
The 24H2 update of WIndows 11 should please fans of artificial intelligence and will certainly offer new features to Cortana’s replacement, Copilot. This brand new version could overshadow to the next generation of the OS, Windows 12, and therefore postpone its release.
- Windows 11 24H2 release could prevent users with outdated CPUs from using the OS
- The POPCNT instruction would prevent them from booting the operating system
- They would have to change CPU otherwise they would stay on version 23H2