Many people have complained in recent months about the strict hardware requirements for upgrading to Windows 11. But, guess what, the latest version of Windows 11 (22H2) that Microsoft issued for testers on Tuesday is unintentionally made available to PCs that aren’t officially supported.
On a Twitter post, one user was offered to update his Windows 10 to 11 even if his device is not supported:
Another Reddit user is experiencing the same issue, and numerous users have claimed that they have the option to upgrade even if their device is not supported.
Microsoft was quick to respond to the confirmed upgrade option, stating, “It’s a bug, and the appropriate team is investigating it.” The Microsoft team did state that those who are able to upgrade to Windows 11 using the tester release on unsupported PCs can rollback the unexpected upgrade in the Windows 11 settings section.
The mistake will once again draw attention to the company’s contentious upgrading policy. An unsupported PC may still update to Windows 11 by manually downloading the installer and installing the operating system; however, this is time consuming and can wipe all data on your computer if you do not have a backup.
As of now, it appears that the Microsoft team has been able to resolve the bug.