Microsoft accidentally released Windows 11 for unsupported PCs

On Tuesday, Microsoft published the final version of its next major Windows 11 upgrade (22H2) inadvertently making it available to PCs that weren’t officially supported. 

Hundreds of Windows Insiders were able to upgrade their Windows 10 computers on older CPUs thanks to a mistake discovered by Twitter and Reddit users (via Neowin). Because Microsoft’s Windows 11 has tight minimum hardware requirements, millions of PCs will be left behind, the error will once again expose the company’s divisive upgrading strategy.

Microsoft is aware of the error and says it is looking into it. The official Windows Insider Twitter account says, “It’s a bug, and the right team is looking into it.” If you installed Windows 11 on an unsupported PC and were only expecting Release Preview updates for Windows 10, you should be able to undo the upgrade in Windows 11’s settings area.

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