Is it possible you have checked to see if your computer is eligible for a Windows 11 upgrade only to be disappointed? Installing Linux on your laptop or desktop is one of the few options you have for continuing to use your computer after you upgrade to Windows 10. Here’s why that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The good people at Microsoft have great expectations for Windows 11 devices, and they are releasing minimum system requirements that go beyond the concept of the word “minimum” in the first place. If your equipment is more than a few years old, there’s a reasonable risk that your computer isn’t up to the task.
However, out-of-date hardware can put you in a difficult situation. Will you continue to use out-of-date software and expose yourself and your family to security threats, or will you spend your hard-earned money on a new device and contribute to the global e-waste crisis?
Linux is the other operating system available.
And it is at this point that Linux comes to the rescue. In comparison to Windows operating systems, Linux operating systems (also known as distros) have significantly more relaxed system requirements, with some even targeting older and low-end hardware expressly. The best part is that Linux is completely free.
Even if you decide to upgrade to a PC capable of running Windows 11, installing Linux on your old system will allow you to continue using your current hardware at no further cost. No, Linux does not have the capabilities of Windows, but it is capable of doing the majority of ordinary computing chores.
Aside from that, several modern distributions, including Ubuntu, Elementary OS, and Fedora, make an effort to provide you with high functionality as well as a slick, progressive interface straight out of the box. You won’t have to look far to find anything that meets your requirements and complements your style. Are you going to miss seeing advertisements on your computer desktop?
How can I get started with Linux?
It would help if you first chose a Linux distribution (remember our recommendations for beginners) and then wrote it to a bootable disc to attempt to run Linux directly on your system. After that, you can run it on your computer and see how it works. Please be assured that this “live boot” will not erase your present Windows system or files unless you specifically request that this be the case.
If you like what you see, you may proceed to our step-by-step guide on installing Ubuntu Linux. Your gear, which Microsoft has abandoned, will be grateful to you.
1. Why does my computer state it is unable to run Windows 11?
‘This computer is unable to run Windows 11’ error: How to resolve the issue with the TPM and Secure Boot. If you notice that your PC is not compatible with Windows 11, this may be because two security options, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0, are not enabled on your system.
2. What is the best way to get around the Windows 11 system requirements?
- TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot Requirements are bypassed in this method.
- Installing an In-Place Upgrade is simple.
- Use the WinPass11 Guided Installer to complete the installation.
- Make use of a Registry Edit trick.
- PowerISO can be used to convert the WIM to ESD format.
3. Is there a Windows 11 operating system in the works?
Microsoft announced the release of Windows 11, the company’s next major operating system update, earlier this year. It’s been accessible as a public beta for quite some time, but as of October 5th, it will begin an official, phased rollout to eligible computers across the United States.
4. Microsoft, thank you for making Windows 11 incompatible with my three-year-old computer.
5. This computer is unable to run Windows 11: pcmasterrace is a subreddit on the internet.