No, Intel i7 4790k is an Intel 4th generation processor and is incompatible with Windows 11. according to Microsoft, only Intel 8th generation or higher support Windows 11. In other words, Intel i7 4790k based computers will not upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 via Windows update program. You can check the complete list of Intel processors compatible with Windows 11. there is no Intel i7 4790k on the list.
When Intel i7 4790k will support Windows 11?
Unfortunately, we guess Intel i7 4790k will not support Windows 11 in the further. Microsoft has test the processors and hardware for Windows 11 for several times. But they didn’t update the existed processor compatibility list after the official release of Windows 11. Therefore, we estimate that Intel i7 4790k still not supports Windows 11 in the further.
Why Intel i7 4790k is not compatible with Windows 11?
In order to ensure the better experience of Windows 11, Microsoft is very concerned about the security and performance test on various processors and hardware. Although there is no official statement why Intel i7 4790k is incompatible with Windows 11, it’s not hard to guess the reason of security and performance. Those processors or hardware have higher hardware crash rate will be marked as incompatible processors or hardware on Windows 11.
Can I install Windows 11 on Intel i7 4790k based computers?
Intel i7 4790k is incompatible with Windows 11, which doesn’t mean Windows 11 can’t run on Intel i7 4790k. You can do a clean install of Windows 11 on Intel Intel i7 4790k based computer using one of the three methods below.
- Download an ISO image of Windows 11 from the Microsoft site. Run the ISO installer install Windows 11 on your unsupported Intel i7 4790k computer.
- Download an Installation Assistant from the Microsoft website. The installation assistant will guide you to complete the installation of Windows 11 on your unsupported Intel i7 4790k computer.
- 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.
Users can do a clean install of Windows 11 on any incompatible computers. However, your Intel i7 4790k based computer will not access to any security product, quality or feature updates via Windows update program, so do those incompatible computers. If you want to know more details about installing Windows on Intel i7 4790k, read the article how to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs.
Intel i7 4790k doesn’t support Windows 11. It means Intel i7 4790k based computers can’t upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 via Windows update program. However, you can install of Windows 11 on Intel i7 4790k based computers according the steps introduced by this article.