Actually, Intel i7 7700HQ processor is not compatible with Windows 11. That’s is to say, the devices with Intel i7-7700HQ processor can’t install Windows 11. And computers with Intel i7-7700HQ processor will not forced to update to Windows 11 from Windows 10. according to Microsoft, there are only three Intel i7 processors compatible Windows 11. They are:
- Intel i7-7820X
- Intel i7-7820HQ
- Intel i7-7000X
If you want to know other Intel processors compatible with Windows 11, you can click here to check the complete list of Intel processors compatible with Windows 11. besides the three Intel i7 processors we mentioned above, any other Intel i7 processors are not compatible with Windows 11. if you want to confirm that, you can also use PC Health check app to check the compatibility of your Intel i7-7700HQ compatibility.
Why Intel i7-7700HQ Can’t Run Windows 11?
We are not clear why Intel i7-7700HQ is not compatible with Windows 11 because Microsoft or Intel didn’t officially announced the reason why Intel i7-7700HQ can’t run on Windows 11. however, we can take a guess about the reason of incompatibility between Intel i7-7700HQ and Windows 11.
Recently, something strange happened. Systems not compatible with Windows 11 are updated to Windows 11 automatically. These devices run with Intel i7 and Intel i5 processors. Users guess that Microsoft is testing the Windows 11 on incompatible processors. But Microsoft reported that the incompatible systems can’t get the update through control panel. And based on the results of PC Health check app, we can find that Intel i7-7700HQ is indeed incompatible with Windows 11.
How to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Intel i7-7700HQ?
However, it’s not impossible Intel i7-7700HQ runs Windows 11 even the PC Health check app said Intel i7-7700HQ does not support Windows 11. if you really want to try Windows 11 on your Intel i7-7700HQ device, read the article how to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs. It will give you an answer how to run Windows 11 on Intel i7-7700HQ.
But one thing you need to pay attention, if you install Windows 11 on Intel i7-7700HQ processor based computers, you can’t get security updates, product updates, or quality updates for Windows 11. But it’s unclear for the upcoming update policy for Windows 11.