Microsoft To Test 7th Gen Intel, 1st Gen Ryzen on Windows 11

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Microsoft Will Test 7th Gen Intel, first-gen Ryzen for Windows 11 via Insider Builds
Microsoft released a blog post today in an attempt to assuage confusion over the system requirements for Windows 11.

The post goes over justification for the system requirements, but also says that Microsoft is open to expanding the lists that cut off at a handful of Qualcomm processors, 8th Gen Intel and AMD's second-gen Ryzen chips.

"As we release to Windows Insiders and partner with our OEMs, we will test to identify devices running on Intel 7th generation and AMD Zen 1 that may meet our principles," the post reads. "We’re committed to sharing updates with you on the results of our testing over time, as well as sharing additional technical blogs."

Microsoft is justifying the new system requirements by stating that Windows 11 is far more secure, including potentially reducing malware by 60% and featuring better encryption and biometric support. A notable security feature is using virtualization-based security, which should pass TPM through to virtualized machines.
There's a hope for us. Hopefully Ryzen 1000 and Intel 7th will be eligible too. I also hope that maybe they can test Intel 6th gen to see if they are eligible too.

And From Microsoft stating........
Windows 11 is far more secure. including potentially reducing malware by 60%.
Me seeing a lot of malware occur on Windows OS more than anything else:
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