Does Intel Core i5 6600 Support Windows 11?

No, Intel Core i5 6600 processor is incomptatible with windows 11. because it is not on the Microsoft’s supported list of Intel processors for Windows 11. As more and more people upgrade to Windows 11, some Windows users are worry about whether they can smoothly upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11. This article will tell you why Intel Core i5 6600 processor does not support Windows 11 and how to install Windows 11 on unsupported Intel Core i5 6600 processor.

Why Does Intel Core i5 6600 Processor Not Support Windows 11?

In order to improve the Windows 11 experience, Microsoft has more strict system requiremetns for Windows 11. In concolusi, there are four main systen requirements for Windows 11, processor, TPM 2.0, Memory and UEFI support. You have meet the four requirements to run WIndows 11. In other words, you can’t upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 on unsupported processor even your system meets the other requirements.

Then, why some processors are incompatible with Windows 11? As we metnioned above, Microsoft is devoted to improving the users experience of Windows 11, which means Windows 11 has higher requirements for hardware. Microsof had tested lots of processors to run Windows 11. They mark thoses processors with higher crash rate when running Windows 11 as unsupported processors. That’s why they will not allow the devices with those processors to upgrade to Windows 11. In summary, only the processors higher than Intel 8th generation can support Windows 11. Unfortunately, Intel i5 6600 is not in the list : Windows 11 supported Intel processors.

How to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported PC with Intel i5 6600 Processor?

Although Intel i5 6600 processor is incompatible with Windows 11 and microsoft will not allow the device with Intel i5 6600 processor to upgrade to Windows 11, there are still three different ways to install Windows 11 on Unsupported PC. Let’s check them one by one.

Method 1 Perform clean install on PC with Intel i5 6600 processor

Step 1 Download Windows 11 ISO and run the ISO installer.

Step 2 Download an Installation Assistant from the Microsoft. The installation assistant will guide you to complete the installation of Windows 11.

Step 3 Create an installation media on a USB drive or a DVD media by using Windows 11 Media Creation Tool. Boot the system using the media and run through the Windows 11 installation process.

Method 2 Install Windows 11 on Intel i5 6600 using Ventoy

There are some third party tools to help you bypass the Windows 11 system requirements. You just need a few clicks to complete the Windows 11 installation on unsupported PC. First, let’s have a look at Ventoy to install Windows 11.

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_MENU_TIMEOUT”:  “10” },

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

{“VTOY_FILE_FLT_EFI”:  “1”},



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

Method 3 Install Windows 11 on Intel i5 6600 using WinPass11

WinPass11 is another third party tools like Ventoy, which allows you to bypass Windows 11 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).



Now, you may know why Intel i5 6600 does not support Windows 11. This article provides you three different ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported PC. You can choose one of them to install Windows 11 on your Intel i5 6600 based device.


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