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Windows 11 on my ThinkPad L570

#1 Post by ThinkPad560X » Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:52 am

I installed windows 11 Pro on my ThinkPad L570. 4GB RAM, 1TB M.2 and has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300U CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.70 GHz. Windows 11 Pro build 21H2, OS Build 22000.2538. I installed windows 11 Pro by my windows 11 Pro OEM install disc "Yes Microsoft still has DVDs for OEM" It was a normal install, shows format said partition and then installed windows and then the paper airplane setup your name and activate windows screen. Not once it said this machine can't run this version of windows and did no hack to bypass install. Not sure if it was the OEM DVD or not. But from what I read Intel 8th gen is the lowest windows 11 will fully support. I had windows 11 on this machine for over a year "Don't use it much" and I haven't gotten a message saying this machine isn't supported. So is this cpu supported?
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Re: Windows 11 on my ThinkPad L570

#2 Post by mikemex » Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:47 pm

I need to get a copy of that DVD.
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Re: Windows 11 on my ThinkPad L570

#3 Post by ThinkPad560X » Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:24 pm

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Windows 11 will probably be the last OS to come on disc from what I am hearing as new desktop and laptops are shipping without disc drives anymore. Retail you still get USB flash drive.
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T20,T23,T30,T40,T43,T60,T61,T400,T400s,T500,T500 CUSTOM,W500,W700,
X21,X30,X41,X41T,X60,X60T,X200,X200T,X300,X120e,Z60m,Z61t,T410,T410s,T510,T420,T420s,T520,T430,T430s,T430U,T530,SL500

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Re: Windows 11 on my ThinkPad L570

#4 Post by karl80038 » Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:37 pm

The installer from the bootable install media won't check the computer's CPU model/generation and if the TPM is version 2.0.
In that case the minimum TPM version required is 1.2. Bypass is still required if a TPM is not present at all.
Microsoft even mentions this in their knowledge base article:
Important: You should verify that your device meets minimum system requirements before you choose to boot from media, because it will allow you to install Windows 11 if you have at least TPM 1.2 (instead of the minimum system requirement of TPM 2.0), and it will not verify that your processor is on the approved CPU list based on family and model of processor.
The only 7th gen laptop CPU "officially" supported by Windows 11 is i7-7820HQ. Several Skylake and Kabylake desktop workstation SKUs also appear on the supported processor list.

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