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Can Intel i5 4690k Run Windows 11?

Intel i5 4690k is the 4th generation of processor which is launched in June 2014. Unfortunately, Intel i5 4690k is incompatible with Windows 11. You can check your system with PC health check app and will see the reminder your processor can’t support Windows 11. However, it doesn’t mean you can install Windows 11 on PC with Intel i5 4690k processor. What should you? Keep reading.

Intel Core i5-6500 is incompatible with Windows 11

Why does Intel i5 4690k support Windows 11?

In order to guarantee the Windows 11 experience, Microsoft has strict requirements to run Windows 11. If your device is old, then it can’t run Windows 11 and will not upgrade to Windows 11 via Windows program. Intel i5 4690k is an old processor released in 2014. Microsoft may test the Windows 11 on Intel i5 4690k processor find that the system with Intel i5 4690k may have a higher crash rate. That’s why Intel i5 4690k is incompatible with Windows 11 and you can’t find the Intel i5 4690k in the processor list compatible with Windows 11.

How to install Windows 11 on PC with Intel i5 4690k Processor?

Although Intel i5 4690k is incompatible with Windows 11, you can perform clean install on Windows 11 to bypass the processor requirements. There are only 3 steps to run Windows 11. Before you do that, you should know the Windows 11 on unsupported PC will not receive any update from Microsoft. Therefore, if you are using the business edition you are not recommended to install Windows 11 on unsupported PC.

Step 1 Download an ISO image of Windows 11 from the Microsoft site. Run the ISO installer install Windows 11 on your Intel i5 4690k computer.

Step 2 Download an Installation Assistant from the Microsoft website. The installation assistant will guide you to complete the installation of Windows 11 on your Intel i5 4690k computer.

Step 3 Create an installation media on a USB drive or a DVD media by using the Media creation utility from the Microsoft site. Boot the system using the media and run through the Windows 11 installation process.

Or you can try to use WinPass11 to install Windows 11 on unsupported PC with just a few clicks.

Summary

Microsoft requires at least 8th generation processor to run Windows 11. Since Intel i5 4690k is the 4th generation of processor, which is incompatible with Windows 11. However, you can choose to perform a clean install of Windows 11 or use WinPass11 to install Windows 11 on unsupported PC.

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