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Can Intel Core i5 2400 Run Windows 11?

The answer is no. Intel Core i5 2400 is incompatible with Windows 11. It isn’t in the compatible list of Intel processor. Then, can you install Windows 11 on unsupported Intel Core i5 2400? Yes, you can! Next, this article will tell you why Intel Core i5 2400 does not support Windows 11 and how to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPU.

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Why Does Intel Core i5 2400 Not Support Windows 11?

Intel Core i5 2400 is the 2nd genation of Intel processor, which is a desktop processor with 4 cores, launched in January 2011. You can see that it is an old CPU that was released ten years ago.

Windows 11 is a new Windows system officially released on Oct., 2021. In order to ensure a better experience of Windows 11, especially the gaming experience, Microsoft has more strict requirements for Windows 11. These strict requirements include the requirement for CPU.

Microsoft had tested many processors before they released the Windows 11. Some processors has a high crash rate when running Windows 11, which are marked as unsupported processors by Microsoft. That’s why some old processors are unsupported CPU for Windows 11. In conclusion, Microsoft requires at least 8th generation of Intel core processor to run Windows 11. That’s why Intel Core i5 2400 does not support Windows 11.

How to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Intel Core i5 2400?

As we mentioned above, Microsoft will not deliver Windows 11 upgrade to PCs with unsupported CPU. However, there are some other ways to help you perform clean install of Windows 11 on unsupported CPU. In short, we will introduce the ways to bypass Windows 11 requirements so that you can install Windows 11 on unsupported PC. Let’s have a look.

Method 1 Install Windows 11 using Ventoy

Ventoy is a tool which allows you bypass Windows 11 requirements and run Windows 11 on Intel Core i5 2400 processor.

Step 1 Download Ventoy and install it.

Step 2 Download Windows 11 ISO.

Step 3 Open Ventoy folder and copy the Windows 11 ISO file to Ventoy folder.

Step 4 Create a new folder named ventoy. Open ventoy folder and right-click on the space to create a json file.

Step 5 Copy and paste the following code to the file and save it.

“control”: [

{ “VTOY_DEFAULT_MENU_MODE”:  “0”},

{“VTOY_TREE_VIEW_MENU_STYLE”:  “0”},

{“VTOY_FILT_DOT_UNDERSCORE_FILE”:  “1”},

{“VTOY_SORT_CASE_SENSITIVE”:  “0”},

{“VTOY_MAX_SEARCH_LEVEL”:  “max” },

{“VTOY_DEFAULT_SEARCH_ROOT”:  “/ISO”},

{“VTOY_MENU_TIMEOUT”:  “10” },

{“VTOY_DEFAULT_IMAGE”:  “/ISO/debian_netinstall.iso”},

{“VTOY_FILE_FLT_EFI”:  “1”},

{“VTOY_DEFAULT_KBD_LAYOUT”: “QWERTY_USA”},

{“VTOY_WIN11_BYPASS_CHECK”: “1” }

Step 6 Boot PC from that USB and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows 11 installation.

Method 2 Install Windows 11 using WinPass11

Like Ventoy, WinPass11 is another tool to install Windows 11 bypassing the requirements.

Step 1 Join Windows Insider Program and get the latest OS version.

Step 2 Download the WinPass11 Installer, run the WinPass11.exe file, and click Next.

Step 3 Click Next. But if you have already tried to install Windows 11 using WinPass11, click the Clean button.

Step 4 Click the Apply button (Before that, make sure you are in the Release Preview channel and reboot if necessary).

Step 5 Click Settings button to turn on Windows Update.

Step 6 Click the Check for Updates option and wait for the download.

Step 7 Now, wait for the message “This PC cannot run Windows 11”.

Step 8 Go back to the WinPass11 installer and click the Replace button to replace the AppraiserRes.dll file.

Step 9 Click the Setting button to open Windows Update, then click the Fix problems button to restart the Windows 11 installation.

Step 10 Waiting for your PC to be tested for compatibility with Windows 11.

Step 11 Click the close button (note: your computer violates the hardware limit).

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Summary

Intel Core i5 2400 is incompatible with Windows 11. If you want to install Windows 11 on the unsupported CPU, please follow the steps in this article. It helps you install the new Windows 11 with a few clicks.

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