Can Intel i5 7200U Run Windows 11?

MY laptop meets all the requirements for a Windows 11 download. SO why is Microsoft blocking me from a Windows 11 download because of my processor (i5-7200U) even though it is listed on the ‘Supported Processor’ list?!

Recently, more and more users ask a question related to Intel i5 7200U incompatible with Windows 11. Unfortunately, Intel i5 7200U can’t run Windows 11 for it is limitation processor by Microsoft. You can check it by using PC Health check app and you will see the window below appearing.

Actually, Microsoft has released a supported CPU list for Windows 11, the Intel i5 processors includes the following supported processors:

  • Intel i5-10200H
  • Intel i5-10210U
  • Intel i5-10210Y
  • Intel i5-10300H
  • Intel i5-1030G4
  • Intel i5-1030G7
  • Intel i5-10310U
  • Intel i5-10310Y
  • Intel i5-1035G1
  • Intel i5-1035G4
  • Intel i5-1035G7
  • Intel i5-1038NG7
  • Intel i5-10400
  • Intel i5-10400F
  • Intel i5-10400H
  • Intel i5-10400T
  • Intel i5-10500
  • Intel i5-10500E
  • Intel i5-10500H
  • Intel i5-10500T
  • Intel i5-10500TE
  • Intel i5-10505
  • Intel i5-10600
  • Intel i5-10600K
  • Intel i5-10600KF
  • Intel i5-10600T
  • Intel i5-11260H
  • Intel i5-11300H
  • Intel i5-1130G7
  • Intel i5-11320H
  • Intel i5-1135G7
  • More

As you can see, there is no Intel i5 7200U in the list. Combined with the results from PC Health check app, Intel i5 7200U is currently incompatible with Windows 11.

Why Intel i5 7200U Can’t Run Windows 11?

As we all know, Windows 11 is aimed to improve the experience of Windows users to allow users experience smoother and faster system. Therefore there is a stringent requirement for compatibility of the processor to run Windows 11. if users run Windows 11 on unsupported CPU, the crash rate will be increased. So considering to the experience of Windows 11, Microsoft is very cautious to relax the comparability requirement.

However, there is no definite answer yet if the processor list will be update in the future. We predict that Microsoft may reduce compatibility requirements for processor when more and more users upgrade to Windows 11 and test the stability of Windows 11.

Some users may be curious about if there is a way to install Windows 11 on unsupported processors. The answer is Yes.

How to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported CPU Intel i5 7200U?

However, it is risky to run Windows 11 on incompatible processor Intel i5 7200U, like crashing or freezing. Moreover, the system will not receive the security update from Microsoft. If you really want to experience the new Windows 11, then click here to know how to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs.


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