Installing Windows 11

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  1. keebles

    keebles Regular member

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    I have a computer that I built in 2009, it's running windows 10 at the moment. I had upgraded the CPU to something like a xeon x3366( have to check for the actual model). Dual graphics cards crossfired, 8gb ram, 512gb SSD, 2 2tb hard drives, Intel motherboard, blu ray burner, HD DVD drive.
    Trying to figure out if it's possible to install windows 11 on it. I know it doesn't support tpm at all. And it definitely doesn't support UEFI. I know that M$ doesn't really approve installing windows 11 on unsupported hardware. I'm wondering if I can and would it work? Would I be able to get updates even though M$ says it's not guaranteed.
     
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    keebles Regular member

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    How do you think it would hold up? I've read many different forms saying that they do get updates, while others say no. Some say they have to reinstall in order to update, some say they didn't have to. I just trying to find out if it will update or not with windows update.
     
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    I would stick with Windows 10, at least until it is no longer being supported which is in 2025, and even that isn't a good reason to get rid of it because it will still be viable for some time after that. I have a laptop with Windows 11 on it and if I could I would gladly downgrade it to Windows 10. With Windows 10 you can reconfigure it to function a lot more like Windows 7, and that right there is a big plus.
     
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    You know how to beat them at their antitrust game dontcha?.. Go pay 100 or so on an old 10 core xeon server/desktop thing..Install the garbage in a VM on something like Proxmox where you can add a tpm spoof device.. license key?.. whats one of those??? just tell it "no internet/work network when installing and .. well.. you know my feelings on anything those parasite data thieves and spies "make"

    I run fully activated crapdoze 10 (server 2k19 datacenter) in a vm with gpu passthrough (tesla k20 headless) for those few games that don't run well on linux. I didn't pay M$ for that load of crap either..
     
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    Installed windows 11 using Rufus USB tool. Works great without any issues so far. No watermark showing up saying unsupported CPU.
     
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    i used rufus to install win11 on an fx6300 that i built in 2016 or so.works very well.
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    watch the updates.
     
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    Didn't seem to cause any issues.. if they do in the future I'll just blitz it and start over anyway.. Just pull the full image from my backup NAS as a container. It's not like I paid for it in the first place.. Yarrrrrr!!!!
     

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